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Readers offer picks of what’s missing from Sacramento’s food scene

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:

And @VamosHugo also followed up with this great suggestion:

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

Hungry yet?

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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