Hawks Provisions & Public House, the East Sac outpost of the well-reviewed Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, is set to open in August, it announced via e-mail.
We're getting close! Our new restaurant, Hawks Provisions & Public House will be set to open some time in August. Our kitchen installation begins mid July, and our bar top will arrive shortly thereafter. We'll keep you posted as we can't wait to introduce our new location on the corner of Stockton and Alhambra Blvds.
This project has been in the works since at least Feb. 2013. If you're wondering what the fuss is all about, the Sac Bee declared it “the best restaurant” in the region in Feb. 2012. Last year, they told me they were aiming for an August 2014 opening date. Earlier this year, the date had slipped to March.
With real construction going on, we're closer than ever.
Relatedly, the flagship location in Granite Bay will celebrate its 8th Anniversary on August 21. To celebrate, they're offering a special tasting menu, the details of which they'll announce soon.
They also have a new general manager, David Ostrom, who comes to Hawks from restaurant experience in Sacramento, San Francisco and Napa Valley.
Checking in with Chando - I asked him if he was ready to open location #4, possibly in Folsom and he said he's taking a break. His next project is actually to create a central facility where all of the catering and supply will function out of. At this location he can accept all deliveries, prep for catering events, and even make his own tortillas and more items from scratch. Catherine Enfield on Munchie Musings.
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative - In August, the local coffee co-op will open a coffee bar in East Sacramento, at the former location of The Cultured and the Cured cheese shop. Similar to its Davis location, the new shop will serve pour-overs and espresso drinks, plus baked goods from Sugar Plum Vegan bakery. In Sactown Mag. (Fourth Item.)
Try it: Fat’s Asia Bistro's Pot Stickers - Sacramentans know that when a restaurant has “Fat’s” in the name, you can expect nothing but the best gourmet Chinese—and the pot stickers at Fat’s Asia Bistro, located in Folsom and Roseville, are no exception. Barbara Harvey in Sac Mag.
Three cheers for new website - There’s a terrific new local beer-focused website called Hops About Beer. It’s the work of beer enthusiast Zach Clevenger, who happens to have a secret weapon. I noticed as much when I read a recent post that contained a recipe for a treat called Track Seven Nukin’ Futz Chocolate Cupcakes. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee. (Third item.)
Feline buzzed: Suiyoubi No Neko, Yo-Ho Brewing Company - Described by the Japanese brewery as a beverage “made for Hump Day” and “fluffy and refreshing,” it's a lovely brew with a light, creamy texture and hints of orange. Rachel Leibrock in Sac News & Review.