When you've got lines out to the sidewalk, the smart thing to do is open a second location. That's exactly what Chando's Tacos is doing, reports Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Chando's Tacos is one of the great little success stories on the local food scene. The food is excellent, the people are friendly and Chando himself is one smart and charismatic restaurateur.
As reported in today's Bee, Chando's is about to grow. It already expanded from its tiny flagship location at 863 Arden Way to include a mobile food truck. Now Chando (AKA Lisandro Madrigal) has secured a second location at the corner of Fruitridge and Power Inn roads.
The new location is scheduled to open in early July and will serve alcohol.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Sacramento claims record with $145.49 hot dog - It became official Thursday afternoon, witnessed by about 60 well-wishing hot dog fans and friends. Mike Brown, owner of Capitol Dawg restaurant in Sacramento, now holds the Guinness World Records' "World's Most Expensive Hot Dog" title for his California Capitol City Dawg. The three-pound sandwich sells for $145.49. A third of the proceeds from sales will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Never Felt Better Vegan Shop to close - Never Felt Better Vegan shop will shut its doors Thursday, ending a nearly seven-month run at its 19th and P streets location. “We’re going to go ahead and close down,” co-owner Jen Fosnight said Wednesday. “To be honest, we’ve been struggling to pay – it’s a great deal, and it’s not too much rent – but business has just been slow.” Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Eat more chicken: Chick-fil-A adding locations in Folsom, Granite Bay - Chick-fil-A is back to its expansionist ways. The Atlanta-based fast food company is opening new locations in Folsom and Granite Bay. The first new store will open June 28 at 2679 East Bidwell St. Mark Anderson in the Sac Biz Journal.
Sound Effects - When Randall Selland and Nancy Zimmer recently opened their new El Dorado Hills restaurant, they forgot just one thing: a sound check. Modeled and named after their popular East Sac venue, the new Selland’s Market Cafe is 4,200 square feet of pretty, with pressed-tin ceiling tiles, marble countertops and lots of windows. Unfortunately, some of that prettiness backfired. Sound reverberated off the hard surfaces. The restaurant was noisy. Customers complained. Fortunately, Selland knew exactly who to call: sound engineer Steve Pettyjohn, whose company, The Acoustics & Vibration Group, had previously been brought in to acoustically retrofit Selland’s K Street jewel, Ella. The results, according to Selland, were nothing short of phenomenal. Cathy Cassinos-Carr in Sac Mag.
Sactown Dining Collective kick-off dinner: sold out - Here's a sign that the local restaurant scene is coming together and picking up momentum: the kick-off dinner for the Sactown Dining Collective has quickly sold out at $45 per person. The dinner is June 7 at Plates Café, the restaurant that trains homeless women to work in the hospitality industry. Several of the city's top chefs are involved in cooking and presenting this dinner. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.