Burke Junction – Cameron Park

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”

John Gunther

 

Burke Junction in Cameron Park

Last Saturday I was again invited to judge at the annual Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises (MORE) Chili Cook-Off, which, this year, was held at Burke Junction in Cameron Park. This was a new venue for this outstanding event and 15 chili cooks showed up to prepare chili for the public, and 13 “celebrity” judges, to comment upon.

Since I hadn’t been to Burke Junction is some time, while I was there, I took the opportunity to walk around and look at the various eating and drinking places that are there.

The Snooty Frog , which moved to El Dorado Hills for a time, came back to its original home in Burke Junction a few years ago and is still well known for fine dining, excellent cocktails and local wines. They open for dinner and cocktails at 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information call (530) 677-9025.

Thai Basil has a name that explains the food: Thai. They are open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only, starting at 4 p.m., on Saturday. For more information call (530) 677-5220.

Slingshots is a very popular bar that also serves food (I read a good comment about their pizza). Check them out for events and specials. They are open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. For more information call (550) 676-9915.

Que Viva, is a great Mexican restaurant with inside and outside seating. Live music on the weekends and always lots of fun. Open from 11 until 8, Friday and Saturday until 9:30 and Sunday until 8:30. For more information call (530) 677-3300.

Kobe Sushi and Grill not only serves sushi, but also offers a Korean barbecue grill table, Sashimi quality fish market, sushi classes, and much more. Inside and outside seating. They are open from 11 until 9, Monday through Thursday, from 11 until 9:30 on Friday and from noon until  9 on Saturday. For more information call (530) 672-9210.

Mongolian BBQ is a unique restaurant where you gather in a bowl the meat, noodles, vegetables, sauces and they cook them for you. It is an opportunity to be as healthy as you want to be. Some of the sauces can be very hot and spicy. Open Monday through Friday from 11 until 2:30 and from 4:30 until 9. On Saturday the lunch hours are the same and the dinner hours from 4 until 9. For more information call (530) 677-3301.

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