The trend was initiated by Drewski's partnering with Republic Bar & Grill. Then, Krush Burger (formerly Mini Burger Truck) announced that they're adding a brick and mortar restaurant soon. Coast to Coast makes three.
“Trevor Shultz contacted us to run the kitchen at the Pour House. We sat down a couple months ago and discussed what we were doing there and thought [Pour House] would marry really well with our food concept," said Robert Ramos, one of the co-founders of Coast to Coast Sandwiches in an interview with Cowtown Eats. “There’s going to be the same sandwiches that we carry in the truck, but a much expanded menu.”
The menu will include bar bites, burgers, a couple more sandwiches that haven’t seen before and BBQ favorites from across the country. They plan on doing their BBQ in house, including a Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Food items on the expanded restaurant menu are expected to make it onto the food truck as specials, said Ramos.
While the price point may vary, the value offered by the food will remain the same. Ramos expects lunches served at Pour House to be in the same neighborhood as the food truck, while dinners will be more expensive given that larger portions will be served.
The expansion of the food truck will mean the addition of 15 to 20 staffers who will be cross trained to work at both the restaurant and the food truck. The server at Pour House one day may be the person taking your order at the food truck the next.
One of the features of Pour House will be taps installed at the tables, where patrons can pay for and pour their own draft beer right at the table.
While there's no set launch date, Pour House is expected to open in early July.
Java City on Capitol Avenue closes - Sacramento's longtime coffee staple Java City is closing its doors today at 1800 Capitol Ave. Instead of pouring coffee at café locations, the company will focus on its wholesale product, according to Craig Hettrich, Java City CEO. Paesanos, Java City's next-door neighbor, will take over the location with another "casual dining concept," said Koren Beard, Paesanos general manager. Andrea Gallo in the Sac Bee. Mark Anderson in the Sac Biz Journal. Full Facebook Announcement.
Deep Fried What? California State Fair Announces 2012 Menu Items - Among the new items being offered this year are a 24-ounce steak on a cow’s rib, a pork chop on a stick and deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese. Those wanting something sweet can chow down on beignets, chocolate-covered wine grapes, caramel-apple or peanut butter and jelly sundaes, deep-fried cinnamon rolls, deep-fried red velvet cake with frosting, or sorbetto-filled fruit. Chocolate-covered bacon, deep fried cheese curds, a brick of curly fries and Merlino’s Freeze will all still be for sale, among other fair favorites and drinks. Sam Cohen on Fox 40.
Sacramento Chef Challenge set to take place June 23 - The annual Sacramento Chef Challenge is set to take place on June 23 and will be equal parts competition, culinary skill and for the first time, audience participation. The highlight of the evening will be two on-site competitions: the three-course Chef Challenge in which attendees can help decide whose cuisine reigns supreme and the Cake War. Sara Godley in Sac Press.
Restaurant Thir13en - I currently have a huge crush on Adam Pechal's Restaurant Thir13en. Despite the silly spelling of it's name, the place hits the mark on almost every level- ambiance, food, drinks and service. In fact I've been there three times in the past two weeks and it has yet to disappoint. Ally Gaffan on A Girl and her Fork.
Restaurant Costa Azul up for sale - The owner of Costa Azul has put the large restaurant on the market. Juan Fragozo started serving Mexican food in the Southgate Plaza 18 years ago...The 7,625-square-foot restaurant is being offered at $1.25 million, said Brian Jacks, regional director with East West Commercial, which is representing the owner. Mark Anderson in Sac Biz Journal.