Core Balance :: our new cold-pressed juice friend!

 Pineapple, carrot, apple, ginger, and a little bit o' lime (not pictured :') )

Pineapple, carrot, apple, ginger, and a little bit o' lime (not pictured :') )

Core Balance is a cold-pressed juice designed to support a strong, vital, and balanced core. It's also treatfully delicious. :)

As with all of our cold-pressed juices, we press Core Balance from organic, local, and sustainable produce @Metro_Kitchen_and_Drinkery on R St in the WAL Public Market

Each ingredient has amazing properties alone, and together, we think they bring something really special. 





 What a great set of facts, Pineapple friend!

What a great set of facts, Pineapple friend!

Pineapple: Fresh pineapple juice is rich in the protein digesting bromelain enzyme, peroxidase enzyme which is thought to be a major antitumor component, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Bromelain: Anti-Inflammatory and Digestive Relief

  • Vitamin C: Anti Oxidant Protection and Immune Support

  • Manganese and Thiamin:  essential for energy production


Carrots: dark orange/yellow food category linked to reduction of cardio-vascular disease

  • carotenoids - highly anti-oxidant
  • phytonutrients - inhibits colon cancer development





  • phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. 
  • the fiber found in apple may combine with other apple nutrients to provide you with the kind of health benefits you would ordinarily only associate with much higher amounts of dietary fiber. These health benefits are particularly important in prevention of heart disease through healthy regulation of blood fat levels. Scientists have recently shown that important health benefits of apples may stem from their impact on bacteria in the digestive tract.







  • Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoidarthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly.



Upcoming Events: Beer Battle, Music in the Market, Block Party!

The month of May has so much fun in store!

First, we kick it off with on First Friday (May 6th) with The Art of Choosing Beer: vote with your dollar (really, $1!) by purchasing cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon or Olympia---at the end of the day, the beer with the most cans sold will become a staple in The Drinkery. Beer reps will be at Metro Kitchen + Drinkery from 5-7pm, handing out swag to friends 21+. Food and other beverage service too, as always!

Facebook event PAGE -> CLICK THE GOING BUTTON. GET PUMPED. Have a beer or 10. A buck a pop. Mmmmph

Next week on Second Saturday (May 14th), bring the whole family for Music in the Market! Live music by Chowderheart and Friends, and a musical instrument "petting zoo" for the children--they can touch, play, and learn about a range of instruments (with proper sanitizing in between, of course!) Adults can enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails, and everyone can partake of cold-pressed juices, kombucha, fresh, local food, and more!

Facebook event Page







Finally, on Saturday, May 21st, join the WAL Public Market, our neighbors, and the community for a reprisal of our popular R St Block Party! It will feature LIVE ART, food, kids zone, LIVE MUSIC, cold beverages and the MAKERS MART showcasing 40 of the best handmade vendors in Northern California !

Taking over R Street from 10th-12th Streets, this block party is sure to have everything you need to get inspired and excited about our burgeoning arts district !

Metro Kitchen + Drinkery will be open for business as usual, plus a booth on the street.



Beer Week is here, and with it new beer!

Lord knows we don’t need any more beer; we do like it, though.
— S. Whitelight

We continue our commitment to the fresh local scene by bringing in brews from some of the newest heavyweights to hit the Sacramento beer scene, as well as keeping local favorites available. This week we are delighted to welcome Sactown Union Brewery and Fieldwork Brewery!

On tap this week in the Drinkery:
Bike Dog Mosaic
Sactown Union Catalyst
Fieldwork Chisel IPA
Berryessa House Baltic Porter.

    Bike Dog Brewing: a local West Sacramento favorite who believe that "Good people deserve good beer!"

   Sactown Union Brewery: congratulations on their grand opening this week!
Check them out.

   Fieldwork Brewing: brewed in Berkeley, and opening a tap room here in Sacramento SOON!

   Berryessa Brewing: craft-brewing neighbors from Winters, another local favorite.


Taste them all with our special Sacramento Beer Week flight! All 4 for $8.