Earlier this month, Cowtown Eats reported that the new RailBridge Cellars & Co. would open in the ground floor of the Elks Tower on Feb. 10. Now, Sac Biz Journal's Sonya Sorich has more details on the place.
Here are 5 things you need to know about this upcoming restaurant:
1. The executive chef will be Christian Sieck, who worked in Enotria for 10 years in the same role before leaving to help open Toast in Granite Bay in 2007.
2. One of their featured sandwiches will be a pastrami sandwich called "The Levine," named after Larry Levine who helped source the meat. Levine is the father of former Assemblyman Lloyd Levine and the father in law of KCRA anchor Edie Lambert.
3. The restaurant plans a soft opening on Feb. 1 ahead of its Feb. 10 grand opening.
4. Prior to 2 p.m., the restaurant will offer counter service, with the late afternoon and evening crowd getting table service.
5. The restaurant will "focus on wine and craft beer, with some specialty Manhattans and martinis."
Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.
When it opens, RailBridge Cellars will be located at 921 11th St., and can be found online at http://www.railbridgecellarsandcompany.com/.
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