I was traveling for work last week, so I'm a little late in finding this amazing Sac Foodways interview by Becky Gruenwald with Rick Lobley, Melissa Sanchez (who are partners in Capital Dime and the new Trick Pony), Trick Pony chef Paul Caravelli and Capital Dime and former Tuli chef Stan Moore.
If you'll recall, Lobely famously said recently, " I’m tired of driving two hours to get a really good pizza."
Grenwald asks owner Lobely and chef Caravelli to elaborate/explain their side of the story. But instead of setting the record straight, the Trick Pony folks seem to want to spend their time attacking the media (which is strange since they agreed to do the interview).
Some of the highlights:
Taking the Sac Bee to task for their restaurant reporting: "The Bee takes things out of context they make it whatever works best for them. They like to stir up shit, controversy, they never support anything in this town. Name one place they support."
Accusing Gruenwald of having ulterior motives: "She’s scared. She’s like: I just came here to make you look like a dick."
Read the entire interview in Sac Foodways.
It seems like Lobley, one of the partners, is competing with Blackbird Chef/Owner Carina Lampkin for who can do a worse series of interviews leading up to the opening of their restaurant.
But like Lampkin and Blackbird, if the food's good, people will probably come. On the other hand, if it's not perfect, I don't think many people will give this place a second try.
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