Sava's now serving alcohol.
by Sally Mitani
From the July, 2010 issue
Sava's has at last completed the transfer of the promised liquor license that owner Sava Lelcaj inherited from Zanzibar. To complement her student-priced meals, heavy on breakfast food and sandwiches, the alcohol is equally affordable.
Lelcaj says: "We're going to try to keep as many bottles [of wine] in the thirty-dollar range as we can. That takes a lot of time and a lot of tasting and a lot of sampling. A good bottle of wine, in my opinion, doesn't have to cost sixty or seventy or eighty dollars." Recommendations? "We've got a sustainable white and red by Parducci. They're actually producing so much energy off this vineyard that they're selling it back to PG&E." She also recommends her watermelon mint martini, made with mint grown out back.
It's one of the better happy-hour deals in town. Pints of beer, normally $3 or $4, are a dollar off weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Wine, normally $5 to $7 a glass, gets a $2 discount. To go with the drink specials, she's offering a selection of $3 appetizers like polenta fries and hummus and chips.
Sava's, 216 S. State. 623-2233. Sun.-Wed. 8 a.m.-midnight, Thurs.-Sat. 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
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[Originally published in July, 2010.]