Highway 49--Gold Rush Country
Awful Annie’s 160 Sacramento St., in Historic Old Town, (530) 888-9857. B-L-D daily; $-$$. Reservations for 5+.
Everything about this restaurant is appealing--the lace-covered windows, the large outdoor deck with tables covered in cheery blue-and-white-checked plastic tablecloths, the all-day breakfast menu that includes omelettes and scrambles galore and more. The kitchen is famous for blackberry and cream cheese-stuffed French toast and Grandma’s bread pudding with brandy sauce, and the lunch menu includes scads of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. My fave is the BLT on sourdough, but I have my eye on the grilled pastrami Rueben made with lean meat, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and thousand-island dressing on swirled rye bread. Truth be told, Annie’s is awful good.
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