Keeping up with the theme of Japan Town and staying close to home, I would like to talk about another great local eatery. Not too far around the corner in the deep depths of Broadway, another great locale is sitting there ready to be picked a part. Dedicated to another of Sacramento and Japanese American history, the nature of our produce industry was founded on the back bones of hard working immigrants. Cesar Chavez is the general face of that time period when he organized our Produce Unions and is seen as a great hero to many Hispanics. One of the things that gets overlooked though is the integral history of Japanese produce workers and how hard they fought to be unionized as well. Many Japanese workers fought alongside their Hispanic brethren in search of equal rights. They work hard, they deserve to eat hard. I recommend Market Club.
Good eats, large portions, and early hours all play into what’s so great about this little greasy spoon located in the middle of a produce shipping yard. From Pork Ribs, Fried Pork Steaks, BBQ Chicken, and an awesome Corned Beef Hash, the typical fare is all there. But the mixture of Japanese and Mexican influences don’t stop from just the owners and the history surrounding this place. The great Chorizo Scramble or Loco Moco feed into the appetites of those who not only seek the goodness of greasy, but the historical mixture of what it meant to grow up in an industry of culture. Make sure to stop by, enjoy the fare, and leave a little sleepier then when you got there.
Market Club Sacramento 2630 5th St # 16 Sacramento, CA 95818 To call: (916) 498-9953Open: Tuesday through Friday, Sunday