Joey B's.

Weekdays 11am - 11pm, Weekends 11am - 2 am.
1629 Capitol Avenue (17th and Capitol)
(916) 444-2224

Nice Atmosphere.
Lunch: Sandwiches $7 - $9, Entrees $9 - $13
Dinner: Entrees $16 - $29, Pizza: $9 - $13
Indoor and Patio dining
Full Bar with Beer & Wine
Large Plasma Televisions
Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday night

Picture 1: Penne Pasta.
Picture 2: Meatloaf.

Additional comments:

Joey B's is reportedly the first full service restaurant and bar that is located in a state building. Joey B's also has a "bakery" counter for pasteries, espresso and other "grab and go" breakfast fare. The restaurant itself has a very pleasant atmosphere. Joey B's has several plasma televisions, which is definitely an important feature for King's fans during the basketball season. Joey B's has live music Thursday through Saturday nights. The outdoor patio is not overwhelmed with the noise of traffic because it is located on the corner of 17th, and a low traffic section section of Capitol avenue. Additionally, the patio has a large screen television.

During my dinner visit to Joey B's I had the Angel Hair pasta. This dish wasn't to my taste, due the small green leaves mixed into the pasta. This combination produces a unique dish that some people would probably really love. Decide for yourself. Joey B's also has fish offerings for dinner such as Salmon and Halibut.

During my lunch visit, I had the Penne Pasta with Italian sausage. Again, I hate to say, I was disappointed. It tasted good, but I was expecting sliced sausage, instead the dish was made with ground sausage. My lunch companion had ordered the Meatloaf. She enjoyed it tremendously and offered me a taste. Excellent! With just one taste, the meatloaf is a lunch dish that I would definitely recommend. Along with the standard offerings of sandwiches Joey B's offers a NY Steak sandwich for $12.95.

Joey B's has several pizzas on the menu, but two sound particularly interesting: The Thai Curry Pizza and the Spinach & Garlic Pizza. I'm hoping to try them both while enjoying live music.

Ed Fletcher, of the Sacramento Bee, quoted me in his article about Joey B's!

-Chris Corsello, July 2004.

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