An absolute rarity occurred this weekend — The San Francisco Chronicle went far beyond its typical Bay Area dining coverage and highlighted Sacramento’s restaurants, bars and farms.
In the centerpiece: “Fed by a homegrown generation of chefs and farmers working collaboratively, this formerly beleaguered bastion of blah has blossomed into a vibrant village feasting on fresh, locally grown produce, meat and fish.”
The alliteration doesn’t stop there. Farm-to-table dining — “a civic cause culinaire” — has put “the capital city on the culinary map.”
Meanwhile, Midtown was praised for its thriving cocktail culture. The Golden Bear, Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., The Red Rabbit and The Shady Lady were called out for exceptionally impressive signature drinks.
And even though nothing can compare to the wonder that is the Davis Farmers Market, Sacramento’s got a thumbs up as well.