When Fish Face Poke Bar launched on R Street, Billy Ngo and his partners said that the R street location would be the first of several restaurants.
Now, the Sac Bee's Bob Shallit has the details on the second spot for the popular poke bar:
A poke bar run by Sacramento chef Billy Ngo is taking one of three remaining retail spots at the 4-acre culinary hub at 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd., and a gourmet “farm-to-fork” specialty market and a wok eatery are committed to the others...
“Everybody in town wanted” to recruit Ngo, said Dave Herrera, a Colliers International broker who is handling leasing for Davis.
Ngo said he was drawn to the “cool energy” at Milagro, noting that he knows several of the other restaurant operators opening there.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
Ngo, who with his partners also own Kru and an upcoming, yet unnamed restaurant at 31st & Folsom, explained to Cowtown Eats that unlike his earlier attempts at expansion, Fish Face did not require a lot of his time. Ngo had previously opened Pork Belly Grub Shack with Aimal Formoli of Formoli's Bistro (which they sold) and Red Lotus (where I had my wedding rehearsal dinner, which has closed), but he said the two restaurants required too much of his time. Ngo has also brought in San Francisco chef Ricky Yap to run Kru while he spends more time expanding his empire.
I look forward to more Fish Face locations across Northern California.
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