Time to get excited! Tomorrow's SactoMoFo 5, located at 6th & X, will bring together 30 mobile food vendors from all over Sacramento and the Northern California region.
For SactoMoFo 4, I offered some tips, but after giving it some more thought, I've decided to revise them a little.
Parking: There's plenty of street parking around there. But if you've ever tried to go to the Farmer's market on Sunday mornings, you know parking may be tough. I suggest parking around Southside Park or on Broadway. You'll have to walk a block or two, but you won't be fighting the crowds. Don't forget to bring change. You'll probably still have to pay for parking if you find a metered spot.
Be Early Late: I was early to SactoMoFo 4, and all that got me was a long line. In talking to Ms. Munchie, she says that the shortest lines were in the late afternoon before dinner. While some trucks may be out of popular items, at least you don't have to wait in a 45 min line.
Be Strategic: It's impossible to eat at all the trucks on Saturday, so it's important that you don't waste 30 mins waiting in line for a truck that swings by you work once a week. I plan on hitting up the out of town trucks since I've never had them before.
Bring Friends: It's impossible to eat that much food. Bring 3 friends and split up to get your food. Then meet back and try a little of everything. Think of it as a tapas or dim sum style lunch.
Bring Cash: Most of the vendors have the ability to accept credit cards. But may not, and you don't want to have to wait in line for 45 mins only to find out that the truck doesn't accept plastic.
Bring Water: It's going to be hot.
Decisive meeting for food truck ordinance negotiations on Friday - It’s crunch time for the negotiations over a new food truck ordinance: The city, food trucks operators and restaurant owners will hold what all parties see as a potentially decisive meeting Friday. Brad Wasson, manager of the city's revenue division, will present a proposal with the hope of obtaining approval from both parties. Baryo Dee in Sac Press.
Comfort Food with an Urban Flare at The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Looking for cornbread, fried chicken, and water served in mason jars? Look no further because delectable, Southern-style comfort food is right here in urban Sacramento at The Porch Restaurant & Bar. Meagan Cross on Sac Foodies.
New Wine Bar in Davis - After more than two years, Vini Wine Bar is scheduled to open Sunday. Hours are noon to 8 p.m...The wine bar is at 611 Second St., former home of Mengali’s Florist. It will feature self-serve wine vending machines, which pour tastings or glasses when a patron swipes a prepaid card. It’ll also offer six beers on tap, as well as sake. Wendy Weitzel in the Davis Enterprise.
The Independent Restaurant & Bar - Thoma, with wife Judy and stepson Ben Carter, recently opened an appealing restaurant called The Independent on Placerville’s Main Street, a mere gold nugget’s throw from their flagship eatery, the cozy Heyday Cafe. I visited one balmy night recently, grabbed a seat at the lively bar and savored a lusciously refreshing bourbon ginger smash, made with orange cognac, fresh mint, lemon and a vivacious housemade ginger syrup. While I was tempted to settle in at the bar to dine, the allure of the patio was simply too powerful. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
VIDEO: Dishin with Tina: Maria's Mexican Tacos in Auburn - In this weeks dishin, Tina Machua showed us one restaurant that is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. On Good Day Sac.