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Good Day Sacramento is a very popular news/variety/magazine show that airs every morning on Sacramento television, and my wife and I watch it daily.  Every day, they feature a restaurant, and a couple of weeks ago, they highlighted Central Station Grill, and make a point to show the large smoker in the parking lot, parked in front of the restaurant. The members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club can't resist the lure of good barbecue, especially if there's a wood-fired smoker in the parking lot, so Friday, January 20, 2012, we held our club meeting at Central Station Grill.


Photo:  You know that Central Station Grill serves authentic barbecue just by looking at the smoker parked in front of the restaurant.  On this rainy Friday morning, January 20, 2012, at 0830, the smoker is already smokin' and there's already tri tip and brisket ready for breakfast.  The blue truck belongs to one of the owners, and the bed is full of oak logs, as Central Station Grill fires their smoker with oak logs.


Photo:  Our group scooted three tables together to accommodate the eight of us at today's meeting.  Note the railroad memorabilia; I asked co-owner Gavin if he was a railfan, and he said that he liked trains, but most of the decorations were left from the previous owner of the restaurant.


Photo:  I can't help taking a photo inside of the kitchen, as our orders are being prepared on the griddle.


Photo:  Karen and Gavin Walker, the owners and operators of Central Station Grill.  Gavin and Karen are good people, and they serve delicious barbecue.  Check out my visit from the previous week, where I enjoyed a delicious lunch of barbecue brisket and potato salad.


Photo:  Dan and Bev's breakfasts are being brought to our table.  The format of the restaurant is that you place your order at the counter, pay for it, and in turn, you receive a little plastic number to place in front of you at your table.  Your breakfast is brought to you.  The prices are very reasonable... how does $3.99 sound for a full breakfast?  Check out their web site at the end of this article, as their menu and prices are posted on their web site.


Photo:  How cute!  Gerry looks on, as Dan and Bev cut their French toast into bite-size pieces.  Dan and Bev are charter members of the Sacramento breakfast Club, and this is the first time that I've seen them order identical breakfasts, so I just had to document the occasion and publish it in this article.


Photo:  OK kids, I've been walking this planet for darn near six decades, but today was the first time that I've ever had the opportunity to enjoy smoked beef brisket and eggs for breakfast.  Central Station Grill offers brisket on their breakfast menu, which is definitely an exclusive in the greater Sacramento area.  Photo shows my breakfast of two eggs, fried over easy, sourdough toast, country style potatoes, and three slices of tender, melt-in-your-mouth smoked brisket, Texas-style.  Wow!  Brisket and eggs... such a delicious breakfast!!!


Photo:  Today's members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club, from left to right, Betty Townsend, Gerry Townsend, mostly hidden by Betty - no, he's really not shy in any way - Dan MacLeod, Bev MacLeod, David DeMario, Eric Rench, Robert Kipperman, and Tony Godsey.

Good Day Sacramento pointed out that Central Station Grill serves authentic, Texas-style barbecue, and your author has been to Texas many times, so I know something about Texas barbecue.  Central Station Grill is as close to Texas as you'll ever get in Sacramento, as they serve authentic, Texas-style barbecue.  And that's as good as it gets...  not to mention that they serve a great breakfast!

Central Station Grill
3084 Sunrise Blvd. Suite #8
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
916 631-0005

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