A quick way to exhaust one’s dining out budget for the month is a short visit to New York City, which is partially why it’s been a little quiet here for a couple weeks! New month, new budget, so back to work!
Tonight my grandmother and I tried out one of Roseville’s newest restaurants, Buck & Sadie’s Angus Burgers, Wings & Brew. They opened just last month in the old Fresh Choice location on Douglas at Rocky Ridge. I’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while since I first heard about it last year. They took their time, and it shows because it’s a very nice place inside!
Outside they have a small patio under the shade of the vine-covered pergola. Inside, you have a walk down to the counter where you place your order, get a number and take a seat wherever. The place is decked out with wood and warm colors. I love the vintage incandescent lights hanging throughout the dining room. Off to the right when you enter is a bar serving a pretty wide selection of beer and also wine.
As the name suggests, the focus here is burgers and wings. We didn’t have wings today but I really want to come back and try them out, the Sriracha Honey sauce is calling my name. They also have a selection of small bites such as potato cheese balls, mini deep fried pretzels and truffle french fries (yum!).
We each ordered a burger. She went with The Shroomy (grilled mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato, jack cheese & Shanty sauce)[$8.99] and I The Inferno (pepper jack cheese, grilled smoked jalapeños, battered onion strips and Mama’s sauce). I got a fountain drink and she got a 16oz Coors Light (jokingly labeled “House Water” as the style).
Our order took just under 10 minutes to prepare and was brought out to the table. The beer came shortly after as it was apparently missed at the bar when the order first went in. Soda’s were via two brand new Coke Freestyle machines. These split the ice and soda dispensing into two outputs (probably a good revision since a lot of people always appear to be confused by the older version every time I came across one).
Both burgers were dressed nicely with a little pickle on top and served with crispy golden fries. The fries were excellent! They appeared lightly beer battered and did not need any ketchup; a sign of an excellent french fry in my book.
I usually would set aside a pickle when it comes on top of the bun like this, but it was so small I just popped it in one bite. This was surprisingly delicious! It had a very cider-like flavor to it. The burgers are cooked medium (more like medium-well I would say since there was no pink inside).
I probably should have picked a different one for my first burger here because the jalapeños were very hot and flavorful, much like what I recently experienced at Moo Moo’s Burger Barn in Rocklin. They must also keep them in a spicy brine. They hugely dominated the flavor of the entire burger. Overall it was good though. The jack cheese was nice and melted and the onions added a little crisp texture to it. The bun, which I believe they bake in-house, was fantastic! It was buttery soft and relatively thin, yet held together throughout the entire meal without a problem.
For dessert they have house-made frozen custard ice cream in shakes, root beer floats or scoops, or on top of a warm brownie. Several toppings are available as well. I love frozen custard, so I had to try it out. Being a purist I stuck with a single scoop in a cup with no toppings. I’m not sure why, but frozen custard is exceedingly difficult to find in the Sacramento area (if you know of it somewhere, let me know in the comments below!). Anytime I visit Texas, Reno or the Bay Area (all places I’ve found amazing custards) I have to have it. This custard was not quite the same as the kinds I love. It was more of an ice cream texture, albeit a bit heavier and smoother. Despite that, the vanilla flavor was incredible. Definitely some of the best vanilla I’ve had in a while. I will absolutely be trying a root beer float when I return for wings!
Overall, a very good new spot in town and in a great location. Great, friendly service, food and beer selection.
UPDATE: I ended up stopping in for lunch the next weekend and had the Sriracha Honey wings, truffle fries and a root beer float. All were great!