Author: Johnnie Does

Johnnie Does: Ariana

June 8, 2019

Before you ask, get your mind out of the gutter. Ariana’s is the name of a family owned Mediterranean food joint, located on Center Parkway near United Artist theatres. It’s very similar to Sal’s which we tried about 3 weeks ago. Seems Johnnie is on a Mediterranean kick. Everyone loves a little competition, and Johnnie […]

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Conversations with the Naïve “Charter School Edition”

June 4, 2019

In this week’s edition, we spoke to a charter school leader regarding the future of charter schools in California. If you’re not aware, charter schools are kind of a hybrid, they get all their funding from the state just not as much per student as traditional public schools. The teachers are not union, but get […]

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Johnnie Does Bonchon

May 18, 2019

As promised, we visited Bonchon located in Elk Grove for this week’s food review. Hope you enjoy. Bonchon is a new concept to both the area and to the United States, as they are Korean owned and known for their fried chicken, and Asian fusion cuisine menu. The stores are franchised so you could see […]

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Johnnie Does: Sal’s Kabob and Gyro House

May 9, 2019

Greetings, I decided to keep it local and hit up a Kabob and Gyro place just down the road from my office this week. Here is my review! Sal’s is a local small family owned business who recently opened a second store in Roseville, which is a strange trend I’m seeing in the family owned […]

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Johnnie Does Yard House

April 24, 2019

I visited a fairly new establishment downtown about a month back, it is called Yard House. First some background, Yard House was bought by Darden Restaurants (owner of Oliver Garden, Longhorn Steaks etc.) back in 2012 as a small regional chain in the Northeast and has been expanding ever since. Yard House is an American […]

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Conversations with the Naïve III

March 8, 2019

Wow, do we have a great one this week, coming live from Safeway in Elk Grove on a Thursday at noon. While traversing the aisles of said grocery store, I was grabbed by an older lady, around 70. On occasion the thought of being grabbed by an older woman may have its appeal but this […]

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Johnnie Does Firehouse Subs

February 17, 2019

Recently, I found myself at a chain restaurant called Firehouse Subs. I have visited this location twice, both unannounced. Here is my full report and experience. The Firehouse Subs location that I visited was on Truxel Road in north Sacramento County. Upon walking in, a crew leader or watchperson calls out “12, 10…3..2..1”…..and every employee […]

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Conversations with the Naïve II

February 6, 2019

This took record time but in our second installment we already have a repeat offender. 90 Day Calendar Guy appears to want the title of most naïve person alive. This one is painful but here goes…. 90 Day Calendar Guy talks himself up like he is some kind of savant when it comes to purchasing […]

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Conversations with the Naïve

January 25, 2019

Greetings fellow readers, we have a new series here starring Johnnie Does, he will be passing on conversations he has with naïve people regarding real life issues in our society. There should be no shortage of content since well…the naïve and hypocritical are everywhere. Let’s start things off with 2 conversations over the past week. […]

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Johnnie Does….A Blackout

January 14, 2019

Sunday January 6th, 2019, a date which will live in infamy. At the Johnnie Does residence I was innocently watching the conclusion of the Bears/Eagles game when the lights and all other power devices suddenly stopped working. The time was around 5:00 PM and since our electric utility monopoly recently switched to a time of […]

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