I think it's time we stopped calling food trucks a fad. Sacramento has several very successful trucks who draw lines every time they host a meetup. This December, they're holding SactoMoFo 3, this time for charity, reports Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee.
Check it: 24 microbreweries and 25 to 30 mobile food trucks, carts, grills and stalls from around Northern California, spilling their cornucopias of mini-burgers and sweet-potato tots, Korean barbecue and Indian curry, among other delights. And all in an indoor venue...
HoHoHoliday Brewfest will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Power Balance Pavilion (previously Arco Arena; www.powerbalancepavillion.com). Tickets: $5 admission only, $10 admission and five beer samplings. Buy additional beer tastings inside; food items will be $5 or less.
They've yet to announce the food truck lineup, but I'll keep the loyal Cowtown Eats readership apprised as its released.
Read the entire article in the Sac Bee.
Food Truck, Deconstructed - Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen food truck is indeed hot stuff. Painted bright orange with flames flying, the 27-foot-long truck is a “full commercial kitchen on wheels,” says Andrew “Drewski” Blaskovich, the proud papa of this beaut of a mobile baby. The retrofitted 1988 GMC catering truck set the local chef/entrepreneur back some $50,000, he says, plus even more cash to bring it up to date. But Blaskovich takes it in stride. “Oh well,” he shrugs. Stepping into the neatly outfitted rig, Blaskovich points out a couple of items for show and tell. Cathy Cassinos-Carr in Sac Mag
Review: Our House - Our House doesn’t feel like any house I know, nor does it serve what I would consider to be home-style cuisine. But it’s a nice spot in Davis to stop in for a pleasant meal—and maybe that alone will be satisfying enough for local diners. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Ella: The place to go in Sacramento - I paid a visit to a restaurant called Ella in Sacramento. It’s the end product of a guy, Randall Sellard, who had a cooking school like restaurant called the Kitchen, where every bit of the meal was cooked in your presence. He was so good people urged him to start a bigger restaurant and he got enough people to put up $2 million to open Ella at the corner at 12th and K one block from the capitol and across the street from the Senator Hotel. Willie Brown in the SF Chronicle.
Try It: Spataro's Polpettini - If you’re in the mood to dine out, consider Spataro Restaurant and Bar, whose menu is filled with nurturing, rustic dishes. One of my favorites – a perfect blustery weather nosh – is the kitchen’s polpettini, mini-sized beef and pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce, swimming in a plateful of super-creamy polenta and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
Dickey's chain adds franchise in Elk Grove - Local real estate investor Jared Katzenbarger has reached a franchise agreement to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit restaurant in Elk Grove. The site will be announced later. Mark Glover in the Sac Bee.