Daily Dining News: Food Truck Roundup Tonight Downtown
August 29, 2012
SactoMoFo and its rival Foodmob have quietly been organizing midweek food truck meet ups. Usually, they take place in the suburbs - Elk Grove, Roseville, etc. Today, they'll be downtown, reports Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
If you have a hankering for some food truck fare, 16 mobile food vendors will be set up on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park. Vendors include: Heavenly Dog, Wicked 'Wich, OMG Burger, The Pizza Company, El Matador Mobile Mex, Mama Kim on the Go and many more. For those who have a taste for fashion, the Gypsy Mobile Boutique will also be selling clothes and accessories for the ladies.
This roundup is organized by Foodmob, which is the events wing of the California Mobile Food Association. The Foodmob folks have been a key proponent of language drafted between local food trucks and restaurateurs that are expected to be heard at City Hall, and could result in ordinance changes related to food trucks.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee or a separate story in Sac Press.
Midtown's Kru: Thrill Your Tastebuds - Respected for its avant-garde Japanese cuisine, Kru offers its customers a creative, out-of-the-box menu that’s sure to excite. I visited recently and had a knockout lunch that included a plateful of Hamachi tuna carpaccio, topped with thin slices of jalapeno chilis and enlivened with a brisk, palate-cleansing ponzu sauce; an intriguing age-dashi tofu (lightly fried cubes of tempura in a pool of warm tempura sauce); and the plump “Cindy” roll, bursting with tuna and crab. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.
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Wine Buzz: Vini Wine Bar in Davis finally clicks to life - About a year and a half ago, "Wine Buzz" gave some scoop about a new wine bar coming to downtown Davis. Well, as anyone who pays close attention to the food and beverage business knows, opening a new establishment on schedule tends to be the exception rather than the rule. But finally, on July 15, Vini Wine Bar opened at 611 Second St. in downtown Davis. The wine bar features a high-end you-pour-it kind of program, with 72 wines offered through a series of Enomatic wine-preservation systems. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
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