Restaurant Remodel? Consider Outdoor Misters

Taking over a restaurant is a challenging endeavor. Taking over a 35 year-old restaurant in a historical building with a vision for its resurgence is a valued commitment. Riley’s On Sutter rebranded the space, once housed by the longstanding Hacienda Grill. Located on the upper second floor of the Hacienda Building, it is situated on the busy corner crossroads of Sutter and Riley Streets, hence its current moniker. Since its debut, it has, consistently, hit the mark as a popular culinary hot spot, that attracts hungry guests visiting the area. Rich in history, the Historic District began in the 1850’s and is a preserved representation of a Gold Rush era town. Set among old western styled buildings and weathered facades, upscale bistros, wine cafes & festive pubs mix with fashionable retail shops to attract visitors. This is a historic district that has embraced modern amenities including commercial outdoor misters. Along this “strand”, guests are welcomed with outdoor misters on sidewalk eves, patios, and decks.


Riley’s On Sutter opened in 2023 and has a unique menu (not just pub fare) that infuses different ingredients and techniques into their appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, and more. The extensive bar features a great selection beer, wine, margaritas, and cocktails to pair with your food. Our very experienced “taste team” happened to work up an appetite when the temperatures hit 105 degrees in Folsom on a summer’s Wednesday. Happy Hour begins at 11 am, Wednesdays- Fridays and we could not have been happier and cool on the dining under the outdoor misters. Our recommendations:

Mini Ahi Tacos
Made with avocado, mango-jalapeno salsa, soy, wasabi, crema, and wonton crisps.
We paired this a Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Riley’s Burger
American cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, house sauce + French Fries + Choice of Pint of Beer or Fountain Soda

The Patio Deck Is a Show-Stopper with Outdoor Misters

The “new and improved” ambiance sports an updated interior décor, seating, and art to create a festive, yet beautiful environment. The restaurant has made great use of the space so that the flow of service is streamlined and crowds can move around smoothly. The outdoor deck is, definitely, a place to be “scene” and on any given day, you will find a throng of customers enjoying an al fresco dining experience Riley’s On Sutter’s upper deck. Overlooking the Historic District, the deck is gathering spot seen from the streets below and invites with a fun vibe.
The deck has a shaded cover that compliments the restaurant exterior. White patio lights, big wood beams, and black metal, accent the “sun-screen” without deterring the open air feel. Outdoor misters have been applied in the form of fans as well as outdoor mister lines to create a warm welcoming environment with a cool and comfortable atmosphere. If you want to find out more about Koolfog’s state-of-the -art misting technology with expert design, manufacturing, and installation, visit

Outdoor Misters at Solid Ground Brewery & Winery Cool this Sierra Foothill HotSpot

As temperatures rise in California’s sun-drenched capital, Solid Ground Brewery & Winery’s outdoor oasis beckons patrons seeking respite from the heat. Central to this haven are its meticulously curated outdoor misters, positioned to envelop guests in a refreshing coolness while they savor their favorite refreshments paired with delicious food al fresco. Beyond mere comfort, these outdoor misters epitomize Solid Ground’s commitment to enhancing the customer experience, ensuring that every visit is not just a tasting journey but a memorable escape to relax and enjoy.

Beer, Wine & Cider House Rules
Solid Ground Brewery & Winery, founded in Diamond Springs, CA (east of Sacramento) is a unique tasting and taproom featuring beer, wine, cider. It is renowned for its exceptional craft beers, each meticulously brewed to perfection with a blend of quality ingredients and innovative techniques. Among its repertoire, the brewery is particularly acclaimed for its diverse range of hop-forward IPAs, boasting bold flavors and aromas that captivate the senses of beer enthusiasts. Praised for its commitment to sourcing local ingredients, their Sparkling Pinot Grigio & Sparling Noir Rose offer the perfect bubbles to give a cheer.

outdoor misters solid ground brewery and wineryTry a bite from their new Smokehouse BBQ Specials while you sip on a Raspberry Lime Spritzer made with Zinfandel grape juice, raspberry essence, and lime essence under the outdoor misters.

Solid Ground’s kitchen also whips up a variety of dishes from its diverse menu. Plates offering chicharrons, Thai Carrot Slaw, and Strawberry Salad go head to head with fried pork rolls, Burgers, and the Solid Ground fan favorite, Ugly Nugz (Cubed chicken breast brined in our buttermilk dredge tossed in a choice of Gochujang sauce, Buffalo Sauce, or Garlic butter & Parmesan).

Built on Solid Ground
The Sierra Foothills welcome visitors annually with daily and seasonal treats from a host of El Dorado Wineries and Craft Breweries, as well as delectables from famed Apple Hill purveyors.

Hills of blossoming vineyards, native pine trees, and incredible Sierra views create a landscape rich in natural beauty. The town of Placerville is a gold country treasure, also known as “the hub of the Mother Lode”. Rich in California heritage and historic landmarks, Placerville’s Main Street blends unique boutique shops, hip pubs, and modern restaurants with thriving retail/service businesses. In addition to various cultural events, including the Art & Wine Festival and the holiday Festival of Lights, several of Placerville’s eateries have gained notice on the national culinary scene.

Outdoor Misters Elevate the Patio Experience
On any given weekend, a stop at the Solid Ground may find long lines to sip and sit or relish in live musical entertainment. Worth the trip, many visitors appreciate the outdoor misters for providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere to unwind and savor a favorite beverage.  Patrons often rave about the outdoor misters, describing them as a game-changer for enjoying the open-air seating area, especially during hot Sierra Foothill summers. Whether a seasoned craft beer & wine enthusiast or a casual imbiber, a visit to Solid Ground Brewery & Winery promises an unforgettable experience rooted in authenticity and flavor. With tasty food, friendly staff, and a dog-friendly patio, this hotspot has become a must-visit destination for those seeking a festive place to celebrate summer.

Break Even Beermakers & Koolfog Misters Welcome Beer Garden Season

Springtime weather warms up just as small batches of liquid gold are mined at Amador City’s Break Even Beermakers. If sampling fine craft beer is your thing, you’ll want to make one of the best day trips to sip suds under the misters near me and you and the Bay Area and the Sacramento, Central Valley, and Sierra Foothill regions. You get the “draft”… beer garden season is here!

Sipping Small Batch at the Source
One of the many charms that characterizes Break Even Beermakers is its Amador home. Known as California’s smallest incorporated city, Amador City provides the perfect setting for Break Even’s taproom, with a reputation as a small-batch brewery with a big personality. From its cleverly named beverages to its fun and flavorful food menu choices, this place takes advantage of the best of the West’s agriculture by cultivating a celebration of California’s farm-fresh offerings. Local, regional, and sustainably sourced ingredients take center stage in every taste with hops and fruits picked from the family ranch, less than five miles from the brewery.

Break Even Beergarden’s Best- A Sampling

  • The Hoppy Heater: Hundred Percent: Strata (pineapple rind & smooth mango)
  • Bluebelly (sippin’ beer)
  • The Head of Joaquin Murieta (guava West Coast tropical funk)!
  • Oh, and there are fresh batches of Amador Gold, (honey-buttered bread)

It’s All in the Design
The brewery’s dog-friendly venue has many spots to sit, be social, and take in the scent. Within the old bones of an original building structure, the interior has been renovated with a bohemian bent, natural materials, and an open-air feel. The front porch and the umbrella-shaded back patio with picnic tables are not only aesthetically pleasing hubs but stylish and comfortable spaces. 

According to one online reviewer: “The high line elevated water misters in the high heat, and the outside cabana offered relief from the scorching sun.”

misters on restaurant patio

The misters are carefully spaced for optimum evaporative cooling. That means the misters emit a fine foggy haze on very hot, dry days that cools the ambient temperature without making the air feel wet.  Place around the eves of the structure, misting lines, and misting nozzles receive water from a high-pressure pump that atomizes the droplets that come of the misters. If you are ever interested in professional design like this, a Koolfog estimator will come on-site to provide consultation and measure all spaces to design a misting system solution that meets every customer need. 

Music, Special Events, And Misters
Clients that host different events throughout the year, including warmer seasonal months, are recommended to call Koolfog on-site as early as possible as part of your event planning preparation. 

Break Even Beermakers hosts many different events featuring live music, a great environment, as well as fabulous food. Refreshments including wines, ciders, sparkling water, and, of course, the arguably best backroad beer in Motherlode country, invite California explorers to cool off under the misters with a cold one.

A Misting System Makes for A Great Day At High-Hand Nursery

High-Hand Nursery is a gorgeous garden property located in the heart of Loomis. While the misting system enhances the temperature of the environment, High-Hand is a premier provider of plants and gardening supplies while preserving the horticultural traditions of the area. The nursery has helped introduce new plant species and varieties to the region while also promoting sustainable gardening practices. High-Hand Nursery is a prominent fixture in the Loomis community, serving as both a retail destination for gardening enthusiasts and a reminder of the region’s agricultural heritage. This historic environment showcases unique shrubs, Japanese maples, and floral varieties in a setting that has been created as an experiential, interactive destination where guests can immerse themselves in horticultural displays, culinary tastings, and artisan creations. In addition to being an active nursery with landscaping services, High-Hand sports a Café, Craft Brewery Tastings, a Flower & Gift Mart, an Olive Oil Company, Mercantile & Art Gallery.

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Must Do’s at This Historic Destination Property:

  • “Sip Your Favorite Beverage as You Stroll Through The Gardens”
  • “Explore The Historic High-Hand Fruit Shed”
  • “Indulge In Free Olive Oil Tastings”
  • “Immersive Yourself in The High-Hand Art Gallery”
  • “Belly Up to The Outdoor Pizza Oven For A Fresh Slice Of Heaven”
  • “Grab A Bite in The Café Or Grab A Coffee ‘To Go’ In The Adjacent Boutique Bakery”


A Misting System to Cool Customers and Promote Healthy Plant Growth
A walk through the nursery brings guests around paths bursting with color and lovely sculptured water fountain features.    A giant greenhouse presents different annuals and perennials for purchase. The greenhouse is fitted with a custom misting system that helps to regulate the climate in hot weather. Placed along the ceiling rafters of the greenhouse, the misting system at High-Hand Nursery is a welcome sight for shoppers seeking plants that are not wilted.  The misting system also cools the ambient temperature in the greenhouse, allowing people to take their time to explore selections comfortably.  While the greenhouse’s composition is open-air, when you walk into the greenhouse in warmer months, you definitely feel the welcome temperature change.

Gourmet in a Glass Terrarium
Ever dream of enjoying lunch surrounded by the lush beauty of blooming treasures? 

Nestled within the nursery is a glass type of terrarium (not literally but conceptually) that houses the High-Hand Café. Serving farm-fresh, locally sourced ingredients and handcrafted food, the mouthwatering menu satiates after an afternoon strolling through the nursery grounds. Our Koolfog Taste Team had a lovely spring brunch in this “living” green scene with samplings and shares including:

  • Fresh Made House Lemonade
  • High-Hand’s West Coast IPA
  • Crab Cakes
  • Farm Fresh Vegetarian Benedict
  • High-Hand’s Scrumptious Cinnamon Roll

misting system at High-Hand Nursery

One never knows what gem they will find hidden behind a topiary, in a tasting room, or within a special gallery nook; however, a trip to High-Hand provides a memorable indoor/outdoor lifestyle experience that engages visitors in an exquisite collection of sensory experiences.

  • Smell The Flowers
  • See The Plethora of Plants, Foliage, Garden Sculptures, And More!
  • Taste Savory and Sweet Treats
  • Hear The Sound of Gurgling Fountains
  • Feel The Cool Air Under the Greenhouse Misting System


Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant Patio Misting System Adds To It’s Allure

Ettore’s, with several boutique shoppes throughout the Sacramento region, is renowned as one of the area’s most exclusive and exquisite boulangeries and patisseries. With a storied history dating back to 1985, this family-owned bakery has consistently delivered artisanal pastries and bread that are nothing short of exceptional. To be treated to an Ettore masterpiece is truly an honor and Sacramento area residents pride themselves on serving Ettore offerings. Ettore’s has also become a destination for discerning foodies seeking award-winning dishes served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sunday brunch is also a big draw where guests can casually dine under the patio misting system at their Roseville location for an al fresco-styled eatery experience.

Let Them Eat Cake… & Everything Else
Their cake, cookie and pastry offerings are nothing short of spectacular, with a selection that transports you to a slice of France in the heart of Sacramento. Due to the high demand for Ettore’s cakes, it is advisable to place orders well in advance, especially for significant events and during popular celebration seasons. Ettore’s commitment to excellence and its ability to deliver cakes that not only meet but exceed customer expectations contribute to its continued popularity in the Sacramento area.
Ettore’s also showcases their pastries, including delectable croissants (warmly, flaky, and buttery), alongside a host of other French pastries like eclairs, tarts, and macarons. Each pastry is a work of art, meticulously prepared by skilled bakers who uphold the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Offering a wide array of baked goods as well as burgers, soups, salads, pizza and more, Ettore’s Café is a one-stop destination for all things sweet and savory. Their boulangerie selection includes a diverse range of bread, from classic baguettes to hearty whole-grain loaves, each crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. The quality and consistency of their bread are unmatched, and locals often praise the crispy crust and tender crumb of their products. Ettores team also captured the area’s top prize winning the Sacramento’s Burger Battle, cementing their reputation as a culinary destination.

A Patio Misting System Creates a Cool Place to Hang Out
Beyond their impeccable creations, Ettore’s also offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with friendly staff that draws customers in and keeps them coming back. Charming decor includes a generous patio misting system to welcome outdoor diners while creating a cool ambiance that complements the exceptional food. When the weather gets hot the patio misting system attracts diners to hang out for a while to enjoy their food and socialize in comfort. In the Sacramento region, Ettore’s is a true gem, celebrated for its commitment to using high-quality ingredients, innovative recipes, and a dedication to perfection.

Brahma Bar & Grill Has “Clucking Good” Cooling Misters

Brahma Bar and Grill is tucked in, literally a corner, near the vibrant Fair Oaks mural in the charming Old Fair Oaks Village. But don’t let that fool you…it’s “clucking good”. Fair Oaks Village has a vintage feel with boutique-styled, street-lined retail and dining establishments. The area is also known for its abundance of wild chickens that have become the defacto Village Mascots. After delicately navigating the parking situation in Fairs Oaks Village, on your approach to Brahma, it is not uncommon to cross clucking chickens or colorful roosters making their uninhibited rounds around town. They may also be found wistfully gazing at the cooling misters on their favorite restaurant patio…well, at least, we think so!!

Fresh, Tasty, & Refreshing
Brahma is a great place to meet with friends and family over tasty food and spirits. It’s a casual apres-river outdoor dining & cozy bar with outdoor cooling misters…or a fabulous evening meet-up with heat lamps and warm lighting depending upon the season. Look out for fun events throughout the year including prix fix dinners, kid’s activities, trivia nights, and live music. You can also plan your own event… just reach out for details. Brahma , is, at once, comfortable and upscale, due to its fresh ingredients; attentive, friendly, staff; and an every-changing menu that serves up delicious dishes.

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#EatatBrahma: Koolfog Favorites

Main Menu:
We couldn’t decide!!
BABY BACK RIBS, (half rack) or (full rack) – Slow-smoked pork baby back ribs, topped with house made BBQ sauce, and served with French fries and cole slaw
FISH AND CHIPS – Served with French fries, cole slaw, and tartar sauce

Cocktail + Wine Menu:
Not just Beer & Wine, Sip & Savor Soooo Many Sensational Spirits
BRAHMA OLD FASHIONED – Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, Demerara Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters
SUNSET IN SACRAMENTO – Empress 1908 Gin, Aperol, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Nitty’s Guava Cider, served with edible flowers

Lunch Menu + Kids’ Menu:
Thank Goodness We didn’t have to choose!!
2 Brisket Tacos
2 Fish Tacos
2 Mesquite Chicken Tacos
Half Brisket
French Dip Sandwich

Soup of the Day
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Macaroni and Cheese

Happy Hour Menu:
SHARE, Enough Said!!Chicken Wings
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ahi Bites
Garlic Pesto Fries

Some of the Best Outdoor Misting Systems in Midtown Sacramento

Sacramento Midtown’s Cantina Alley has one of the area’s best outdoor misting systems to beat the heat while celebrating the finest in Mexican culture and cuisine. This vibrant, award-winning, restaurant location comes alive with sights, sounds, and tastes in an authentic tribute to Mexican tradition. Visitors can’t help but immerse themselves in the festive cantina atmosphere, soaking up the setting and savoring the tantalizing aromas that can transport guests to the bustling streets of Mexico City. Colorful street art, flickering string lights, and rustic wooden tables and chairs create an Instagram-worthy scene that beautifully blends traditional Mexican aesthetics with contemporary design.

Seen & Scene around the Cantina

Cantina “presencia de america latina” mural
“Presencia de América Latina (Presence of Latin America), also known as Integración de América Latina (Integration of Latin America) is a mural painted by Mexican artist Jorge González Camarenaheme that represents the unity and brotherhood of the different Latin American cultures….This mural was impressively recreated at Cantina Alley by local legendary artist Shaun Burner & Miguel Perez. It is located in our staff parking area, facing 24th Street.”

Outdoor Misters at Cantina AlleyCantina “perrito” Rooftop Dog
An ode to the Mexican abundance of Mexican dogs that find their perch upon rooftops to guard as well as welcome.

Cantina “VOCHITO” VW Taxi
An actual auto makes an artistic statement featuring popular Latin local transportation.

Cantina “Paletero” Cart
Patrons can grab a tasty street treat from straight from the cart!

El Santo Mural
A can’t miss fantastic homage to Mexico’s cultural comic phenom.


Mezcal, Margaritas & A Magnificent Menu

drinks at cantina alleyFeaturing fruit as a canvas for creating delicious cocktails and a variety of Mexican craft beers, the margherita’s are to die for and mezcal mixes are sipping perfection. Midtown’s Cantina Alley offers a delightful menu showcasing the rich flavors of Mexico. From classic street tacos to mouthwatering enchiladas, the food at Midtown’s Cantina Alley is prepared with care and precision, using high-quality ingredients to ensure that each bite is an explosion of zesty taste.

Don’t Miss:
The Cantina Cocketeleria: a bold list of signature cocktails including Signature Cantina Margarita made with 100% Blee Agave Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, with a Salt Rim and different flavors choices.

The House Elote: commonly called Mexican Street Corn, grilled and smothered in a creamy mayo sauce and topped with chili powder, cheese and lime.

Beyond the food and music, Cantina Alley also hosts special events and cultural celebrations throughout the year. Popular happenings include Mexican Independence, Dia de los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo, offering an opportunity for the community to come together and experience the richness of Mexican culture firsthand.

The Best Outdoor Misting System Sets the Tone for An Al Fresco Party
outdoor misting system cantina alleyWhat sets Midtown Cantina Alley apart is its dedication to fostering a sense of comfort and community. Part of this commitment is providing the best outdoor misting system to make guests cool and comfortable on the cantina bar and patio spaces. Laced around the rooftop structures, misting lines and fans provide the perfect ambient environment for optimum revelry. This kind of high-pressure, evaporative cooling technology can be tricky to customize for such a dynamic environment. However, when working with an industry leader such as Koolfog, creating the best outdoor misting system is a sound investment.

In addition, the communal seating arrangement encourages patrons to strike up conversations with strangers, fostering an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality. Live music, often featuring traditional Mexican bands or local talents, adds to the vibrant energy of the place. It’s not uncommon to find patrons dancing to the infectious rhythms, turning Cantina Alley into a microcosm of celebration.

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Drake’s Brewing Company – The Barn West Sacramento

outdoor mistersDrake’s, The Barn, West Sacramento is a restaurant and beer garden known for its vibrant and diverse gathering scene near the Sacramento River. Located in West Sacramento’s Bridge District the two-acre area is a popular and versatile destination spot with a fun outdoor atmosphere cooled by misters during warmer weather. Lawn chairs, fire pits, food and drink draw a festive crowd with different entertainment events including yoga at sunset in the adjacent meadow, live music, outdoor movies and daily themes that spice up the attractive venue.

Daily Promos at Drake’s: The Barn through 2023
TUESDAY – Truckin’ Taco Tuesdays (various food truck specials)
WEDNESDAY – Pizza & Pint Combo Deal
THURSDAY – Trivia Night
FRIDAY – Beer & Bourbon Special
SATURDAY & SUNDAY – Bucket o’ Beers

Drake’s Brewery began in the “brew-story” as an early Bay Area craft brew maker. It now has four locations including The Barn. This is Drake’s West Sac place to grab a cold one and relax. The location is also a stone’s throw from Sutter Health Park, the home of the Sacramento River Cats baseball team, making it a great game day stop. As summer ball season heats up, fans can be found lounging under the misters in, what can be described, as a tailgate affair.

Drake’s craft beer offering is extensive featuring a variety of house beers, specials, and guest beers as well as cocktails, spirits, ciders. Farm-to-fork dining includes fresh and seasonal ingredients with a rich display of pizzas, tacos, and brunch fare to be found. Guests can, also, saddle up to the YO?LO! Food Truck for sandwiches, sides, and more. The Barn is dog-friendly, and kids are welcome to share in the stellar bites sure to excite little ones.

Every Saturday and Sunday* from 10AM-2PM enjoy brunch specials and beats starring some of our favorite local DJs

  • THE PITCHER’S MOUND LOADED BREAKFAST SKILLET – Eggs, country potatoes, cheddar/mozzarella blend and mushrooms. Topped with cilantro lime crema, guacamole, green onions, and cilantro.
  • FRENCH TOAST – Thick slices of french toast topped with whipped butter, and a berry compote.
  • THE BARN BRUNCH SANDO – Fried egg, hash browns, cheese, bacon, soft herb medley.
    pepper jam.
  • BREAKFAST BURRITO – Barn potatoes, soft scrambled egg, bacon & cheese blend in a flour tortilla. Served with house salsa.
  • KIDS FRENCH TOAST STIX – Served with fruit salad.
    Brunch runs from 10AM-2PM, pizza & burger service starts at 12PM, and all other food items are available at 2PM when brunch ends.

outdoor misters sacramentoDrake’s The Barn in West Sacramento is a unique and vibrant destination that seamlessly blends food, drink, and entertainment to create a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Nestled along the Sacramento River, this rustic-chic establishment has become a local favorite and a must-visit for tourists exploring the region.

With its scenic views of the river, a commitment to sustainability, and to making guests comfortable with the installation of outdoor misters, Drake’s The Barn is a true gem in West Sacramento, offering a delightful blend of flavors and experiences.

A Rooftop Misting System Fitted To Attract Hungry “Birds”

We’ve all heard the saying, “eat like a bird” to insinuate that someone doesn’t eat much. However, the truth is exactly the opposite. On average, birds eat approximately 1/2 to 1/4 of their body weight every day. Another cool bird fact pertains to a place for the comfortable care of amazing birds…an aviary. According to search vocabulary, “An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds, although bats may also be considered for display. Unlike birdcages, aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly.” Finally, a “nest” is a cozy place or home for birds, oft situated in lofty places. Well, the creative restauranteurs of Darling Aviary have captured this aesthetic perfectly in the design of a chic rooftop café and bar with colorful décor, and a misting system to keep everyone cool.

Located on K street near the DOCO – Downtown Commons and the adjacent to Sacramento’s Golden One arena (which is home to basketball’s Western Conference favorites, the Sacramento Kings), Darling Aviary is an inviting enclave with a lively social setting. Doubling as a cool spot for cocktails as well as good eats, those 21 and over, enter the building to find themselves enveloped in a vintage styled art deco type of bar. Birdcages can be found throughout as dining guests with reservations (definitely recommend making reservations ahead of time) are escorted to a very discreet elevator at the back of the lounge. A sense of mystery ascends as unknowing guests are whisked upward to emerge onto a sunny rooftop space that is festive and fun.’

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Of Birds, Brunch, And Plentiful Plates To Make People Soar With Pleasure

Must Have: The King’s Hawaiian Toast

The “Nest” is the rooftop space of Darling Aviary and is a feast for the eyes while allowing for the gracious savoring of truly delightful fare. Our Koolfog taste team (which lives for dining under a totally effective misting system…like ours), had the opportunity to enjoy a lovely Sunday rooftop brunch. The environment was full of flare with many parties dressed in honor of the movie “Barbie”™. Bright colors matched the colorful menu, and the presentation of each plate was so pretty.  The space is decorated with bird murals, birdcages and flowers with a state-of-the-art misting system expertly placed to provide optimum cooling. The outdoor bar faces table-tops packed with happy customers. No bats, just a fresh take on artisan cuisine with an ambiance that rivals the best.


Koolfog Misting Systems Add To The Scene

Darling Aviary brings the heat when it comes to cocktails, food, and character. Their unique take on the “Nest” is a whole mood.  But when that heat is affected by the Sacramento Central Valley Regions actual sweltering temperatures…such a vibe can be sizzled.  The mist and fog features create a visual sensation and what better way to make sure all their “birds” are cool and cozy. Koolfog misting systems and fans enable restaurants to do what they do best…create dining experiences to come back for.  Come home to the “Nest” at Darling Aviary…you won’t be disappointed.

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Restaurant Remodel? Consider Outdoor Misters

Taking over a restaurant is a challenging endeavor. Taking over a restaurant and remodeling is daunting. Taking over a 35 year-old restaurant in a historical building with a vision for its renovation is a valued commitment. Michael Sanson, owner of Plank Craft Kitchen and Bar, has made his mark on the local Sacramento regional restaurant scene with his well-respected, popular culinary hot spot, located in the Folsom Historic District. Rich in history, the Historic District began in the 1850’s and is a preserved representation of a Gold Rush era town. Set among old western styled buildings and weathered facades, upscale bistros, wine cafes & festive pubs mix with fashionable retail shops to attract visitors. This historic district has embraced modern amenities including commercial outdoor misters. Along this “strand”, guests are welcomed with outdoor misters on sidewalk eves, patios, and decks.

No stranger to the machinations of working with historical landmark buildings, Sanson recently took over the former Hacienda Del Rio Restaurant with a plan to rebrand the space, housed on the upper second floor of the Hacienda Building situated on the busy corner crossroads of Sutter and Riley Streets.  After investing in a significant face-lift, Hacienda Real Mexican Grill and Cantina opened Spring of 2023 with a menu offering appetizers, salads, soups, and traditional Mexican fare with a flair. The extensive bar features margaritas, mules, mocktails and bottled and draft beer.

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Hacienda Real Must Have:

 Vampiro Asada Tacos
Marinated steak + avocado salsa + cabbage + radish + oaxacan cheese + lime on crisp tortillas; Served with three (3) soft corn tortillas and served with rice and choice of beans.

Vampiro sparks visions of “vampires” and seems a mystery when applied to a menu item. So, what is a vampiro taco?  Imagine a recipe that takes a corn-tortilla, cooked on a grill until it turns crackly, then topped with a layer of melted cheese and added assorted protein toppings such as chicken, shrimp, and beef…like a lovingly tendered blend of a taco, a tostada, and a quesadilla.  This yummy “snack” is said to bloom from the streets in the Mexcian State of Sinaloa, with several ideas as to the origin of its unique name.

  • Some say the name tacos vampiros relates to the fanned-out wing shape of the grilled tacos.
  • The garlic added to the “protein topping” is considered “Dracula-repellent”…thus, the vampire reference.
  • It is, also, said that the dish vanquishes your hunger just like blood quenches thirst for a vampire.

Whether the shape, the garlic taste, or its satiating power, tacos vampiros is awesome!

The Patio Deck Is a Show-Stopper with Outdoor Misters
Hacienda Real’s face-lift includes a “new and improved” ambiance with updated interior décor, seating, and art to create a festive, yet beautiful environment. The remodel has made great use of the space so that the service flow is streamlined, and crowds can move around smoothly. The outdoor deck has been significantly enhanced and is the place to be “scene”.  On any given day, you will find a throng of customers enjoying an al fresco dining experience under the outdoor misters on the upper deck of Hacienda Real. Overlooking the Historic District, the deck is a gathering spot seen from the streets below and invites with a fun vibe.

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The deck has been upgraded with a shaded cover complimenting the restaurant exterior. White patio lights, big wood beams, and black metal accent the “sun-screen” without deterring the open air feel. Outdoor misters mounted to fans and outdoor mister lines create a warm, welcoming environment with a cool and comfortable atmosphere. If you want to learn more about Koolfog’s state-of-the-art misting technology with expert design, manufacturing, and installation, visit