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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Metro Kitchen + Drinkery

Oct 14, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Metro Kitchen + Drinkery

Metro Kitchen + Drinkery opened only a few months ago at the WAL Public Market on R Street, but they've already jumped into this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge with a special menu containing lots of options. They're offering a vegan fixed-pric...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Tower Bridge Bistro

Oct 13, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Tower Bridge Bistro

My husband Phil and I had dinner last night at the lovely Tower Bridge Bistro. Chef Clay Purcell is a Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge veteran, and his menu for this event always includes multiple appetizers, entrées, and desserts.


The appetizer choices this year are celery parsnip soup, eggplant caponata, or Brussel sprouts salad. ...

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Vegan on the Monterey Peninsula

Oct 11, 2015
Vegan on the Monterey Peninsula

I took a break from the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge this weekend so my husband Phil and I could spend a couple of days in beautiful Monterey. The weather was perfect, and we had a great time.


While I had a few "make-do" meals while I was there -- unbuttered sourdough toast with jam...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

My friend Greta and I had dinner last night at 58 Degrees & Holding Co., where Chef F.J. Villalobos offers tasty and creative vegan menu items every year during the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. This year is no exception!


We started with the Autumn Tartlette, a tiny tart filled with roasted eggplant caponata, tomato...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — The Rind

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — The Rind

One of my favorite things about the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is that it gives me a chance to check out restaurants I wouldn't otherwise visit, since they don't usually offer vegan options. One restaurant that's participating in this year...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — The Porch

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — The Porch

The Porch is always one of my favorite restaurants to visit during the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. The menu changes frequently during the challenge, so you never know what exciting vegan masterpieces you might encounter.My husband Phil and I went...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Capitol Garage

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Capitol Garage

The moment I saw pumpkin pancakes listed on their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu, I knew a trip to Capitol Garage was in my immediate future. Even though it was lunchtime when I arrived today, I ordered breakfast, which is served until 3:00 p.m....

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Thai Basil

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Thai Basil

It's Day One of the fifth annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, so I had lunch with my friend Cathy at a restaurant that's new to the challenge -- the always vegan-friendly Thai Basil. There seemed to be a little confusion about whether the challeng...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015

Sep 27, 2015

Local vegans know the best month to be plant-based in Sacramento is October, when the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge takes place. Chefs throughout the city create special menus for the month, with vegan appetizers, entrees, and desserts. This coming Thursday marks the start of the challenge for the fifth year in a...

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Nido Bakery

Sep 20, 2015
Nido Bakery

Nido Bakery opened recently in the space on R Street formerly occupied by Magpie Cafe. Nido, which means "nest" in Spanish, is one of Magpie's bakeries. Yellowbill at 14th and O is the other one.I stopped in for lunch last week and asked at the counter...

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