December 24, 2012
A little holiday cheer about Casa Garden and the giving spirit

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Three weeks ago, I wrote a piece extolling the many virtues of Casa Garden, the restaurant that serves as a fund-raiser for the Sacramento Children's Home. The servers and most of the kitchen help are volunteers, and the tips all go to the Children's Home. It's a feel-good lunch spot throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season.

After my review, I received a nice letter from Marlene Oehler, who serves as vice president-public relations for the Los Ninos Service League. Marlene was kind enough to share an anecdote.

She writes: "A Davis couple read the article; had never heard of the Sacramento Children's Home ; or Casa Garden Restaurant; booked lunch on Dec. 5, and shared nothing but compliments on the quality of food and service. They left a $50 tip on the table, plus 'We'll be back' as they departed. What more could we ask for?"

I've heard from many others who also visited recently and were impressed with this great local treasure. If you haven't been -- or haven't been in awhile -- do yourself a favor and check out Casa Garden in 2013.

Casa Garden is at 2760 Sutterville Rd., Sacramento
(916) 452-2809
For more information, visit

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.


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