Readers offer picks of what’s missing from Sacramento’s food scene
04/29/2014 3:34 PM
04/29/2014 4:02 PM
Sacramento’s thriving interest in food continues, as evidenced this Saturday by the record turnout for SactoMoFo 7. According to organizers, the mobile food festival drew between 10,000 and 12,000 attendees, which ranks SactoMoFo 7 as the largest food truck round-up seen in Sacramento.
But in the midst of this local food renaissance, Sunday’s “Nosh Pit” column focused on a few gaps in Sacramento’s otherwise robust scene. My picks for what’s currently missing in town, or what we could use more of:
* Artisanal bakeries
* Jewish delis
* A local equivalent of The Chairman Truck
* Mexican barbacoa
My Twitter feed was soon buzzing with more good suggestions. Here are a few of them:
@chris_macias yakitori, kebaps, more Turkish restaurants, non-Punjabi Indian, Korean that's not in Rancho Cordova, ...— Juan de León (@VamosHugo) April 29, 2014
@chris_macias we need more mid-to-upscale Asian/pan-Asian cuisine similar it Slanted Door, Betelnut, House of NanKing etc— James Wilder (@jamesdwilder) April 28, 2014
@chris_macias I'd also love to see more Caribbean food- Puerto Rican mofongo -mmm! and Celestin's is missed!— Steph Baker, Realtor (@centralcitydigs) April 27, 2014
And @VamosHugo also followed up with this great suggestion:
@chris_macias And Morant's should set up a grill in the parking lot— Juan de León (@VamosHugo) April 29, 2014
Other suggestions received via e-mail and otherwise included:
* Cuban restaurants
* Vegetarian Mexican a la Gracias Madre in San Francisco
* Burmese food in the style of the Bay Area’s Burma Superstar
* Filipino food
* A Japanese-style yakitori house (though the city of Davis apparently has one coming soon)
* A steakhouse in the Portuguese/Brazilain style of churrascaria
* A soda jerk
We’ll see if any restaurateurs and investor types decide to give any of these concepts a shot. But thanks to all for sending the suggestions and offering more food for thought.
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