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Dazzling New 'Cue on Stockton Boulevard: A & K BBQ


Posted on May 28


I’m a big barbecue fan, but often leave establishments feeling disappointed with the kitchen’s tough, dry meat items, cloyingly sweet sauces, or lackluster side dishes. So it was with absolute delight that I discovered A & K BBQ, which opened its doors in January 2013 on Stockton Boulevard. The creation of long-time friends Kenny McCoy (pictured) and Anthony Allen, the small, cheery spot is knocking it out of the park with its expertly-smoked meats and fabulous side dishes. 

We recently powered our way through platefuls of the duo’s scrumptious, thinly-sliced tri tip, succulent chicken and moist, tender pork ribs.But it was the side dishes that really made my socks go up and down: A & K’s greens, punctuated with bits of smoked turkey, were hearty and delicious, the yams sweet and soft, with a lively whisper of cinnamon and nutmeg. The rustic, comforting mac ‘n cheese was just-cheesy-enough (and gobbled up by my kids in seconds) and the chunky, colorful potato salad – my favorite, favorite side – was dotted with red and green bell peppers and onions, fresh cilantro and parsley.

When you’re feeling carnivorous, take the time to seek out this friendly South Sac dining gem – it’s well worth the visit. 

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Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Local hair salons put their talents on display during the third annual Hair Wars Saturday, April 24 2015 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Proceeds from the event benefited HartSong, a rescue program that provides care for special needs animals.

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015