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About a month ago, the local Roseville newspaper ran a story in the "Bizz Buzz" section that really got my attention, as the headline stated:  "Grandma's Kitchen opens in  Granite Bay."  With a name like Grandma's Kitchen, that's reason enough to warrant a meeting of the Sacramento Breakfast Club, as that name would imply the restaurant features our style of cusine.  So on Friday, December 14, 2012, the Sacramento Breakfast Club held it's bi-monthly meeting at Grandma's Kitchen, as we wanted to experience the "bizz buzz..."

Photo:  Granite Bay, which is a "suburb" of Roseville, CA, doesn't allow signs on the street, so you have to look for Grandma's Kitchen.  It's easy to find, as it's located in an upscale strip mall, tucked away behind a Taco Bell restaurant.  It's in a great neighborhood, and there is ample parking.  Outdoor dining is offered, but on this chilly, 35-degree morning, the outdoor tables were stacked on the patio, as there were no takers for outdoor dining, including the members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club.

Photo:  View of the dining room, as you enter the front door of the restaurant.  The kitchen is in the middle of the photo; the main dining is to the right of the photo.  

Photo:  I love restaurants that have an "open kitchen," and Grandma's Kitchen is no exception.  The open kitchen is visible from the cashier's station, and it allows for "open photography.

Prior to our visit to Grandma's Kitchen, I spent some time surfing the web, and reading reviews from one of my favorite web sites, yelp.com.  Yelp had the following to say about Grandma's Kitchen, and I quote them:  The owners of the restaurant, Jose Valladares and Claud Fernandez state, "We have no freezers or cans so be assured that your meals are freshly prepared with the freshest products available.  Providing the highest quality breakfast and service.  Our menu includes the top quality ingredients including meats and breads with no preservatives. Our dishes are made from scratch every day including muffins, biscuits and gravy, coffee cake, etc.  We have no freezers or cans so be assured that your meals are freshly prepared with the finest products available."  Thanks, Yelp!  That is the kind of credentials the Sacramento Breakfast Club loves to hear!

Photo:  Our friendly server, Julie, takes Sean's order, as his wife, Teri, seems to be timid of Sean's antics, as he flashes the gang sign of his local "club," so she hides her head from the photo.  Or does she kneel to her husband's antics?  I'll have to ask her, sometime later...

Photo:  Julie delivers breakfast!!!!  Service with a smile, and endless refills of our coffee cups!  

Photo:  Co-owner Claud Fernandez, comes over to our table to welcome us to Grandma's Kitchen.  Claud is a nice guy, and thanked us for holding our breakfast meeting at Grandma's Kitchen.  Claud... no problem, as Grandma's Kitchen rocks the Sacramento breakfast world!  Sean McCloud seems to agree, as he flashes the Carmichael gang sign to Claud, and to the digital camera.

So what sets Grandma's Kitchen apart from the pack our restaurants in the greater Sacramento area that serve an excellent breakfast?  Well, we can think of a few things, including...

* Outstanding service... far beyond the "call of duty..."
* The most comfortable chairs that we have ever sat upon... bar none!!!
* Custom order to taste... see the photos... way beyond the menu
* More kudos than I can even describe!

Photo:  My breakfast choice from Grandma's Kitchen's vast array of breakfast choices:  "Abuelita's Chorizo 'n Eggs."  What a breakfast!!!  "Abuelita's Chorizo 'n Eggs" breakfast includes three eggs, chorizo, country potatoes, refried beans, and a stack of corn tortillas. As per the fact that Grandma's Kitchen offers custom orders, I elected to have my chorizo separate, and my eggs fried, over easy.  Normally, chorizo and eggs are scrambled, but Grandma's Kitchen takes custom orders.  This breakfast was quite similar to many breakfasts that I've enjoyed during visits to Tijuana loncherias, which is a tribute to Grandma's Kitchen.

Photo:  Like me, Sean ordered "off the menu," as he ordered garlic fries with his bacon and cheese omelet.  No problem at Grandma's Kitchen!

Photo:  Today's member of the Sacramento Breakfast Club, from left to right:  Sean McCloud, Teri McCloud, Matt Donnelly, Katy Lawson, Sharlene Rench, David DeMario and Eric Rench.  Thanks to our friendly server, Julie, for taking the group photo.

During our visit to Grandma's Kitchen, we didn't see "Grandma," but we were treated to great service from our friendly server, Julie, and a personal visit from Claud, who is the co-owner of the restaurant.  Grandma's Kitchen dishes out the sort of "comfort food" that everybody's grandmother would be proud of.  What better credential could a restaurant achieve?  In the scores of restaurants that the members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club have reviewed, all we can say is Grandma's Kitchen is as good as it gets...

Grandma's Kitchen
8425 Sierra College Blvd. Ste. A
Granite Bay, CA 95661
916 780-6700

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