Following up on the Examiner article on the new group formed by chefs and restaurant industry folks, Sac Press's Brandon Darnell uncovers more details.
One of the major catalysts for the formation of the group was a survey published by LivingSocial that named Sacramento as the second-worst place in the nation for dining.
“In looking at it from my corporate background, when we see a threat or opportunity, it’s not uncommon for a group to get together and leverage one another’s strengths,” [Amber] Turner, [a marketing specialist with a love for Sacramento’s restaurant scene] said.
See the entire article in Sac Press.
Fresca Deli calls it quits - Fresca Deli, located in the CalPERS building at 400 Q St., closed its doors earlier this month. The restaurant, which re-branded from Freshii last November, was intended to serve as an alternative to the CalPERS cafeteria for the many state workers in the area as well as local residents. In Sac Press.
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