Sauced BBQ & Spirits Opens in DOCO

By Megan White

Megan White
Megan White

Awesome BBQ, seemingly endless drink options, and wall-to-wall big screen TVs. Sound amazing? Then it’s time to get over to Sauced BBQ & Spirits.

The first restaurant to open in DOCO, Sauced is literally steps from the Golden One Center. Located in the former space occupied by Hard Rock Café at 7th and K Streets, it’s the perfect place to grab a meal before a game or concert and then end the evening with a celebratory drink. And for those that don’t want the libations, there’s always a slice of heaven in the form of their amazing Peanut Butter Pie.

Make sure you come hungry because the potions are very generous. Starters are meant to be shared, or can be a small meal all on their own.

sauced5The Cheezy Cornbread Fritters, a.k.a Hushpuppies, are ridiculously good. They come with a brown sugar cinnamon butter that you’ll be thinking about long after you leave the restaurant.

The sliders are also amazing. They come three to a plate and you mix and match between a burger with cheddar, pulled pork, or sliced brisket. Whether you pick one of each, or the same for all three, it’s the perfect little sampler for a small group.

If traditional Southern BBQ is your jam, then Sauced has you covered. The burnt ends are my personal favorite, but you also can’t go wrong with any of the other options from the ribs to the smoked chicken.

Looking for other unique Sauced offerings? Then go with their Loaded Jumbo Sweet Potater. It’s a huge sweet potato, stuffed with either pulled pork, brisket, chicken, or burnt ends. Then it’s topped with melted pepper jack and sharp cheddar, smokey baked beans, chopped bacon, sour cream, fresh jalapeno and chives. It sounds like a crazy mix of flavors, but they all blend together perfectly.sauced3

The menu also features burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, chili, stew, and even salads. The variety makes it a great restaurant to go with a big group because there is truly something for everyone.

But one suggestion when do you do make your way to Sauced… leave room for dessert. Their options for sweets do not disappoint. From fried Oreos to banana pudding, they have something to satisfy ever sweet tooth.

Right off the Light Rail station on K street, or an easy walk from parking in several garages within a block or two, the food, atmosphere, and energy at Sauced makes it worth the visit. There’s lots of seating, but they do fill up, so make sure you get there earlier before your event.

If this latest offering is any indication of what is to come at the new DOCO and the revitalized K Street, Sacramento will soon be drawing people from miles around!


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