At least 15 new restaurants opened around the Sacramento region in June, serving everything from burgers to frozen desserts to Lebanese wraps.
Four restaurants opened in Sacramento proper, while three greeted first-time customers in Folsom and two apiece debuted in Davis and Rancho Cordova. North Highlands, Lincoln, Roseville and Antelope all added one restaurant apiece as well.
Bones Craft Kitchen (113 D St., Davis): The sister restaurant to Broderick Roadhouse and Anonimo Pizza, Bones specializes in burgers, sandwiches and shareable plates such as Gorgonzola/oyster mushroom fries.
Green Grill (3191 Zinfandel Drive, Suite 3, Rancho Cordova): Rajbir Randhawa’s all-vegan restaurant, first opened in San Ramon under the name Baagan, makes most of its dishes gluten-free and organic like the spicy mung burger or crispy cauliflower tempura.
Juju Kitchen & Cocktails (1501 L St., Sacramento): David and Kelly English, former owners of The Press Bistro in midtown Sacramento, opened their new small plates/cocktail lounge near the Capitol on June 1.
La Mini Birrieria (2682 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento): La Mini Birrieria opened a brick-and-mortar in South Natomas after years of serving Michoacán-style birria de res in quesabirria tacos and tortas at pop-ups.
Leatherby’s Family Creamery (610 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln): Leatherby’s celebrated its 40th anniversary by debuting in Lincoln, the popular local ice cream/burger chain’s fourth location and first outside Sacramento County.
Mochi Dough (2791 E. Bidwell St., Suite 600, Folsom): An offshoot of Bober Tea that opened June 26, Mochi Dough specializes in chewy rice doughnuts and is planning to open an additional location in Roseville.
Mochinut (4191 Thrive Drive, Suite 120, Roseville): This mochi doughnut store also sells Korean-style corn dogs, as do Mochinuts in midtown and south Sacramento and Antelope.
New Kathmandu Kitchen (3672 J St., Sacramento): New Kathmandu Kitchen owners Suman Khadka and Sushil Kuikel took over from Junoon Flavors of India in East Sacramento, and kept some dishes while adding new ones such as chow mein and Himalayan dumplings called momos.
Paste Thai (417 Mace Blvd., Suite I, Davis): Former Thai Canteen chef Douang Chay opened her own Thai restaurant in a south Davis shopper center with familiar stir-fries, noodle dishes, curries and salads.
Roostarz Hot Chicken (10750 Olson Drive, Rancho Cordova): Look for Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiched between slider buns at Roostarz, as at the original El Dorado Hills Town Center restaurant.
Shagun Indian Cuisine (7511 Watt Ave., Suite 107, North Highlands): This Indian buffet also offers catering and has a 400-person banquet hall, where guests can chow down on lamb samosas and kashmiri naan.
The Butterscotch Den (3406 Broadway, Sacramento): Grill-your-own steaks and martinis are on the menu at the newest Oak Park restaurant/bar from Irish Hospitality Group, the owners of Ro Sham Beaux and The Snug.
Vampire Penguin (420 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1705, Folsom): This dessert shop with locations in south Sacramento and Granite Bay is known for shaved snow, a Taiwanese treat similar to a shave ice/ice cream hybrid.
Yummy Teriyaki & Sushi (7909 Walerga Road, Suite 111, Antelope): Fast-casual Yummy is Antelope Marketplace’s newest spot for sashimi, ramen, donburi bowls and tempura.
Zest Mediterranean Cuisine (1008 Riley St., Folsom): Customers can get kofta kebab wraps, tabbouleh, chicken shawarma in pomegranate molasses or other Mediterranean dishes at Folsom’s new Lebanese restaurant.