Muntean's Soup (12th & J) is the kind of place that you learn about by word of mouth. They don't have a Twitter account to garner social media buzz. The owner doesn't pin pictures of his daily soups. But the one thing he has is good soup, says Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson.
With the departure of soup wizards Eric Harnish at now-shuttered Fog Mountain and the exodus of Daniel Pont, who sold La Bonne Soupe and opened Chez Daniel in Folsom, Muntean has become the source for soup aficionados on the downtown grid.
The lines aren't as long as the 90-minute queues that stretched out the door at La Bonne Soupe, and the soups aren't the equal of the dynamic and elegant varieties Harnish crafted. Yet, Muntean has inspired folks to stand and wait to be served one of 15 or so soup varieties on any given day...
We've had the beef chili. We've had the vegetarian chili. We've had potato leek, artichoke something or other, pumpkin this, squash that. We've had clam chowder, salmon chowder, French onion, Romanian onion and, yes, we've had a soup called chicken teriyaki that tasted exactly like chicken teriyaki. But in a bowl. With broth. It was weird – and it was tasty.
To many of his new and loyal followers downtown, at least one of whom monitors the length of the lunchtime line with binoculars from his 22nd-story office, Muntean is the maestro of mulligatawny, the Brahmin of bisque, the champ of chowder.
Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.
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