Susan Yee

New Kids on the Block

Sacramento is experiencing a season of growth. New spots are popping up every month and we are in a constant state of heart eyes. Need a new barber? Looking for a different twist on your favorite sushi roll? Hunting for the perfect men’s shop? Researching new spots is rough work but we’ve put together a little guide to some of our favorite new kids on the block.

Fish Face Poke Bar

Poke and sake and hand rolls, oh my!

Billy Ngo, Executive Chef and Owner of Kru, opened this Hawaiian poke oasis a few months back and it’s safe to say Sacramento welcomed the fresh seafood salads with open arms.

The Chipotle-like ordering system allows guests to enjoy the quality of Kru in a fraction of the time, making it an ideal lunch spot. Make sure to grab a Suiyoubi No Neko White Ale for now and a hand roll for later.

Scout Tip: We sat down with Billy to record our very first podcast and he shared his favorite combo with us. Write this down folks as this is Fish Face done right: Ahi tuna, sesame soy, arare, avocado.

Nearby Favorites: Old Gold, KechmaraKicksvilleBenjamin Shoes

1104 R Street Suite #100, Sacramento | Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm | Parking: free and not terribly hard to findFF_0023 FF_0006 FF_0028FFvertical_0003FF_0007FF_0030FF_0013Oak Park Men’s Supply

Jason Maxwell, owner of Oak Park Men’s Supply, is no stranger to retail. After opening and running a few shops in San Jose, the lack of men’s shops in Sacramento inspired Jason to finally open the shop of his dreams.

Intentionally a destination shop, Oak Park Men’s Supply offers quality items from jeans and collared shirts to wallets and socks. Oak Park Men’s Supply seeks to be a one-stop shop with attire, accessories and home goods for the attentive man.

Scout Tip: Make a mental note, this is a go-to stop to shop for your favorite man. Candles, soap, and beard oil coming soon! Also, we spotted our favorite Jose Di Gregorio piece inside and it’s for sale.

Nearby Favorites: Oak Park Brewing, Old Soul, Display, Oak Park Farmers Market 

3417 Broadway, Sacramento | Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm | Parking: free street parking, East of Broadway is usually pretty openOPMS_0011 OPMS_0021 OPMSvertical_0005OPMS_0041 OPMS_0014OPMS_0044 OPMS_0029 Bottle and Barlow

What goes together better than a fresh cut and a cocktail? Bottle and Barlow offers just that.

Simply, a barbershop that has a bar and a bar that has a barbershop. That’s how Anthony Giannotti, owner of Anthony’s Barbershop, described his, Jayson Wilde and Kimio Bazett’s new hot spot when they sat down with us for a podcast interview.

The clean, modern interior of the bar sets the mood for that craft cocktail you’re about to enjoy and the barbers are ready to offer a cover for your beverage to keep the hair out. We think they’ve thought of just about everything.

Scout Tip: While Bottle and Barlow doesn’t offer food on its menu, you’re welcome to bring in food and enjoy it inside. Stop by Fish Face or Burgers and Brew before settling into Bottle and Barlow’s patio for the evening.

Nearby Favorites: Shoki Ramen House, Shady Lady, SouthNaked Lounge

1120 R Street, Sacramento | BAR: Monday-Friday 3pm-2am, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-2am BARBERSHOP: By appointment only, closed Saturday & Sunday | Parking: free and not too hard to findBB_0005 BB_0055 BBvertical_0016 BB_00781BB_0041 BB_0072 BB_0052

Photos | Susan Yee