A colorful display of an order of chicken tikka masala and a side order of naan bread and rice. // CH Sentinel

Food Review: Kabab N Tikka offers Pakistani-Indian flavor in Citrus Heights

Back-set from Greenback Lane in a largely unnoticed strip mall near San Juan High School, the front window of “Kabab N Tikka” is decorated with pictures of various ethnic dishes that diners will find offered inside.

Entering the Pakistani-Indian restaurant on a recent afternoon, my companion and I had the place to ourselves, and were able to enjoy the quiet as we considered our options for lunch and glanced around at the ethnic jewelry and garments on the walls. We were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant fairly affordable, with most appetizers and dishes running from 3 to 13 dollars…

by · June 21, 2017 · Business
Life Foods' all-organic production facility in Citrus Heights sits off Greenback Lane, next to Bubba's Car Wash. // CH Sentinel

All-organic production facility in Citrus Heights now supplying Whole Foods

Thousands of cars pass by it every day on Greenback Lane, although drivers likely haven’t given thought to what goes on inside the 8,500-square-feet building located next to Bubba’s Car Wash.

Hawaii-based Life Foods, Inc. opened its all-organic food production facility in Citrus Heights in 2015, followed by the grand opening of Nourish Cafe the following year in a section of the same building…

by · June 18, 2017 · Business
A Memorial Day Ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery began with a solemn march through the graveyard, led by Citrus Heights police motorcycles and CHPD's Honor Guard. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Memorial Day, bar license revoked, Chipotle fraud

Latest local news briefs include a credit card security breach affecting the Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant, a local bar losing its alcohol license, and a Memorial Day ceremony held to honor the fallen at Sylvan Cemetery.

KCRA: Inferno Bar and Grill loses alcohol license after investigation, arrests–
In a news report on Friday, KCRA 3 said the Inferno Sports Bar and Grill in Citrus Heights had its alcohol license revoked by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 1. The bar, located on the outskirts of the city at 5948 Auburn Blvd., has been closed since 2016 after authorities said undercover ABC agents were able to…

by · June 3, 2017 · Business, Community
File photo, Sourdough & Co., Roseville location. A new location is slated to open in Citrus Heights in June. // CH Sentinel

New Citrus Heights sandwich shop to offer soups, salads and fresh bread

Citrus Heights will soon be home to another eatery this summer, with Sourdough & Co. planning to open a new sandwich shop on Sunrise Boulevard.

Sourdough & Co. Spokeswoman Linda Janco told The Sentinel last week that the company’s new location is targeting an opening date “toward the end of June.” The new shop will replace an old Cash for Gold business at 5437 Sunrise Blvd., next to the Habit Burger Grill…

by · May 31, 2017 · Business
Leaders from Dignity Health and the City of Citrus Heights participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 23 at the site of a new 3-story medical building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. // CH Sentinel

Medical building finally breaks ground in Citrus Heights; set for 2019 opening

Officials donned hard hats and dug in shovels Tuesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive, marking the long-awaited beginning of construction on a new $30 million Dignity Health medical office building.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be here today as we break ground,” said Sigrid Owyang, operations vice president for Dignity Health Medical Foundation, to the assembled crowd of about a hundred people who attended the May 23 ceremony…

by · May 24, 2017 · Business, City Hall
Flaming Mountain, a new sushi and barbecue restaurant, plans to open this summer on Greenback Lane. // CH Sentinel

All-you-can-eat sushi restaurant to replace old La Placita Dos on Greenback

A 5,000-square-feet building on Greenback Lane, once home to a popular Mexican restaurant in Citrus Heights, is undergoing an extensive remodel by new owners to allow for a new flavor of food to be offered under the new name — Flaming Mountain.

As an “Asian fusion” restaurant, the new restaurant will offer a mix of sushi and barbecue, according Yvone Wan, a spokeswoman for Flaming Mountain. She said the restaurant will be “completely different” from the previous layout, with large sushi and…

by · May 20, 2017 · Business
Founder Tom Romeo, middle right, meets with a team of company executives at Bearpaw headquarters in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights-based footwear company plans big expansion in Europe

A local company in Citrus Heights is planning a major expansion in Europe this year. Bearpaw, a footwear and apparel company with its global headquarters based at Sylvan Corners, currently supplies 45 countries but aims for an even greater presence.

Bearpaw President John Pierce said in a news release last month that after the company’s performance in North America, “now is the right time to further expand our efforts to creating a sturdy base in Europe.” Bearpaw has had some existing…

by · May 13, 2017 · Business
During a May 11 council meeting, the city released this list of 20 oldest businesses in Citrus Heights. // Credit: City of Citrus Heights

Here’s the ‘Top 20’ oldest businesses in Citrus Heights

Wondering what the oldest businesses are in Citrus Heights?

During a May 11 council meeting, city staff unveiled a community-generated list of the top 20 oldest, still-standing, businesses in Citrus Heights — with Harris Industrial Gases coming in as the oldest business, first opening on Auburn Boulevard in 1936. Others on the list include Hall’s Furniture on Mariposa Avenue, opened in 1946, as well as Walt’s Auto Service and The Lodge Coffee Shop, both opening on Auburn Boulevard in…

by · May 13, 2017 · Business
Best of Citrus Heights logo, 2016-17. Image credit:

Voting underway online to select ‘Best of Citrus Heights’ businesses

Got a favorite local business or restaurant you want to show support for?

Through May 31, the Citrus Heights community can cast votes online for local businesses they feel are worthy to win the “Best of Citrus Heights” annual award from the local Chamber of Commerce…

by · May 11, 2017 · Business
Staff member Seth Murphy accepts payment from a customer at the new Yellow Yo yogurt shop in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Yellow Yo: new frozen yogurt shop opens in Citrus Heights

Just in time for warm weather, a new frozen yogurt shop has opened its doors at the busy Sylvan Corners intersection in Citrus Heights.

Frozen yogurt fans will find the new Yellow Yo self-serve eatery with a bright and colorful look on the inside — along with four yogurt machines, each with two different flavors and an option to mix the two. Yogurt selections are all nonfat, with choices including Tahitian vanilla, “dreamy dark chocolate,” cheesecake, and the most popular pick so far, Cherry Amaretto…

by · May 3, 2017 · Business