Since the First Sacto Mofo in April 2011, city politicians have been promising action on a rule to allow food trucks to operate in the city more freely while respecting locations of existing brick and mortar restaurants. Well, a year later, they're no closer to revised regulations, reports Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
A hearing about mobile food ordinances before the Sacramento City Council's Law and Legislation committee, which was set for March 20, has since been cancelled. This is the third time that food truck ordinances were to be addressed at the committee, and third time in a row that they've been knocked off the agenda. The issue won't be taken up again until a decision is reached one way or the other about AB 1678, which was introduced by Bill Monning (D-Carmel) in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
The city's Law and Legislation committee is chaired by councilmember Jay Schenirer (District 5).
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East Sacramento's Cafe Rolle: Great for Picnic Fare - If the weather keeps up, I’m going to make my way to Cafe Rolle in East Sacramento, a neighborhood bastion of friendly, casual French dining. The cafe offers a number of delicious and picnic-friendly sandwiches and salads that can be packaged up and transported to your favorite outdoorsy dining spot. I especially like the pretty salad Niçoise, featuring a perfectly-poached chunk of salmon, firm-but-tender haricots verts and a hard-boiled egg atop a bed of fresh baby lettuces; and the popular (and warm) “Stacy’s Favorite” sandwich, spread with garlic aioli and loaded with roast beef, caramelized onion and melted brie cheese. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
First Impressions: Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar: Sacramento's Newest GastroLounge - The comments that I will make at this point are far from the last, as I hope to keep covering new dishes/ drinks/ ideas at this establishment, but I have GREAT, and slightly mixed feelings. The bar can literately not be touched, the drinks are great, prices solid, and talent unmatched. But the food has been hit and miss and although I love the owners/ staff many a comment has been made about how full you feel / or should feel at the end of a meal for the price. Charlotte King in The Grand Adventures of a Food & Wine Diva.
Kico's Mexican Food - Last night after we exited the movies, Mr.S. and I were starving. We were a bit tired and didn't want to haul butt back down to the Grid for carnitas so we decided to live on the edge and grab Mexican food in (gasp!) the 'burbs. I drew the line at hitting up a Chevy's, El Toritos or anything else of that ilk and we settled on a place around the bend called Kico's. Ally Gaffan on A Girl and her Fork.
The Wienery: Still top dog in Sacramento - Not to rip away the tattered veneer of objectivity, but The Wienery is wondrous—wondrous in ways that go well beyond gustatory satisfaction. Transcendental. Metaphysical, even. Greg Lucas in the Sac News & Review.
Photo Friday: The Church Cafeteria - Every city in the world has its hidden gems: attractions, sights, sounds or even food that can’t be found on the latest tourist brochures, the kinds of things only the locals know and love. Sacramento has plenty of its own special treasures, and it’s been fun to explore my small area of the Cap City to discover these fantastic experiences. One of my favorites: the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’s Sunday mini food festival. Kimberly Morales on Poor Girl Eats Well.