Strings Urban Kitchen, located at Capitol Towers at 7th and N Streets, will open on Friday, March 21.
Here's Ed Murrieta's description of the place in early February, via the Sac Biz Journal.
Strings Urban Kitchen is an up-market offshoot of Strings Italian Cafes, the Gold River-based chain of casual eateries...
Gelber said Strings Urban Kitchens lunch menu will include pastas, salads and sandwiches (meatball, sausage, chicken picatta) in the $8 to $10 range. He said dinners -- fish-forward, with frutti di mare pizza, cioppino, plus pastas and steaks -- will be priced between $12 and $15.
Here's a little more from a press release issued on Wednesday.
Strings Urban Kitchen is the brainchild of founder, Michael Gelber, with the able support of Strings Italian Café founder, Al DeCaprio, and local sommelier and Strings Urban Kitchen general manager, Michael Chandler. Gelber is also the owner of Rail Bridge Cellars Winery, Rail Bridge Cellars Penthouse Lounge, Alexis Catering and Libations by Alexis...
In conjunction with Strings Italian Café head chef, Eric Hunziker, and the Strings Urban Kitchen chef de cuisine, Antonio Morales – Gelber, DeCaprio and Chandler created the menu, which offers soups, salads, paninos, pizzas, and classic Italian pasta favorites, as well as many fresh seafood dishes including steamed clams and mussels, cioppino and salmon. The restaurant also offers vongole and eggplant parmesan, a rare find in downtown Sacramento.
“The food is going to pleasantly surprise people,” said Gelber. “We offer a broad menu, with seasonal and traditional favorites.”
One of the most unique features is the Vino Cantinetta, stocked with fine, affordable wines hand-selected by Michael Chandler. The comfortable Vino Cantinetta provides customers the opportunity to taste and purchase bottles of wine to take home, or to enjoy during their dining experience. Chandler, Strings Urban Kitchen’s general manager and sommelier, is active in the wine industry and his past experience includes working with David Berkley Fine Wines and Specialty Foods. He has also advised a number of local restaurants and retail wine shops. Joe Anthony, mixologist, former general manager at Zocalo and the inspiration behind Sacramento’s Cocktail Week, crafted the cocktail menu.
Strings can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/stringsurbankitchen.
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