This weekend, I took my kids to see 'Annie Get Your Gun' at the Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The musical play was really good and we really look forward to getting a good play in every once in a while as well as a good dinner beforehand. It's a treat for the whole family.
For dinner, we tried a new place, Cafeteria 15L. With fine comfort fare like chicken and waffles (which I tried for the first time, was initially skeptical, and now love it), as well as braised short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes, how could you go wrong. The food at Cafeteria 15L was good, it was kid friendly, but refined, and it was just a nice place for great food, fairly priced. And, no they didn't pay me to write this, its my honest assessment of a good meal.
So, good food, great service and well, one more thing... they had an awesome shared outside courtyard with another restaurant, Ma Jong's.
Here is what I saw in the courtyard, a Bamboo Geek's dream:
A very large pot of Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo'. Actually there were several pots and all looked superb.
Even in the most mundane areas were areas where bamboo were included. In a slender planting area (foreground) or near a tree (background).
I find, in my travels from the Rocklin suburbs to both Downtown Sacramento and Midtown Sacramento, that both areas are pretty 'bamboo-friendly'. Many of the businesses there seem to know how to use bamboo in a way that enhances a space, sets a certain mood and shows off the inherent beauty of bamboo. Cheers to Cafeteria 15L for a great meal and providing a really nice ambiance which includes my favorite plant, bamboo.
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P.S. While at Cafeteria 15L, check out the restroom, it's quite different!