Plants are pretty cool, and turns out, they can make a lot of different dishes — like a vegan burger that tastes just like the meat version or a superfood salad with so many colors it’s like eating a rainbow.
So next time your body is begging for something healthy + wholesome (or greasy but plant-based) in Sacramento, check back to this list of restaurants with vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based offerings.
Boris | Tues., Sept. 20 | 8 p.m. | Harlow’s | $88+ | The enduring three-piece band from Japan that has dabbled in genres like sludge metal to dream pop comes to the River City. 🎸
Landscaping with Nature | Wed., Sept. 21 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Putah Creek Lodge, 1 Shields Ave. | Prices vary | UC Davis instructors lead this course on how to design, install, and manage wildlife-friendly gardens. 🌱
Sacramento Songwriter Showcase | Wed., Sept. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Library of Musiclandria | $10 | Enjoy performances from local musicians as they show off new + reworked tunes. 🎶
Demi Lovato | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento | $66+ | The Grammy-nominated musician and award-winning actress comes to the Capital Region.
Sacramento Fall Coin Show | Fri., Sept. 23-Sat., Sept. 24 | Times vary | The Four Points by Sheraton, 4900 Duckhorn Dr. | $3 | If you’re looking for change — or already collect different types of currency — this long-standing event is the place to go for deals on gold, silver, coins + more. 🪙
Cocktails, Mocktails & Bites Food Tour | Fri., Sept. 23 | 4:30 p.m. | Midtown | Prices vary | Amble the tree-lined streets + peruse the colorful murals of the Grid as you restaurant hop for small plates paired with custom drinks. 🥂
Street Festival | Fri., Sept. 23-Sat., Sept. 24 | Times vary | Capitol Mall | Free | The marquee event of the Farm-to-Fork Festival will feature dozens of local vendors and will be headlined by indie icon Japanese Breakfast + Sac’s very own Gregory Porter.
In part thanks to the much-needed rain our region received over the weekend, CAL FIREabout doubled containment on the Mosquito Fire, which — as of yesterday afternoon, was about 39%. The agency even downgraded some evacuation orders in Placer County that allowed residents to return home. 🔥 (KCRA 3)
The divide between Sacramento and San Franciscois shrinking this week thanks to Locale, a Los Gatos-based food delivery startup. The service will now let Sacramentans order food from select Bay Area restaurants once a week on Saturdays, via the company’s website. Note: Orders must be placed by Thursday nights, right now Saturdays are the only day the company delivers. 🚚 (Sac Bee)
Citrus Heights is heating up to be the next site of Local Kitchens, a San Francisco-based micro food hall. Leasing info shows the company will occupy a 2,030-sqft space at 7855 Madison Ave. This is the company’s second location in our area, following a Roseville opening earlier this year. 🥘 (Sac Biz Journal)
Followinga new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, California residents will be now be choose “body composting” in addition to burial options and cremation by 2027. The process is known as “natural organic reduction,” and allows remains to be easily mixed into soil in a conservation area. (Sac Bee)
The Vine, a wine and tapas bar,is expected to open today at 4 p.m at 3909 Park Dr. in El Dorado Hills. Its owners describe it as the “sexy, sassy sister” to Citizen Vine, their Folsom restaurant. 🍷 (Sac Biz Journal)
A new brewpub is set to join Lincoln’s Joiner Parkway Plaza, as Brick & Barrel Kitchen + Bar filed for a beer and wine license with the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control earlier this month. It will occupy the former home of Lincoln Pizza Co. at 155 Joiner Pkwy. 🍻 (Sac Biz Journal)
Kevin Hart has announced that he will make a stop at the Golden 1 Center on Sun., Dec. 11 for the second leg of his stand-up comedy tour — the first time he’s visited the River City since 2018. Tickets go on sale for the event on Fri., Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. 🎤 (FOX40)
With Sac being home to such a lively music scene, we wanted to bring local bands that have been making noise in the area to your center stage. Discover four artists — from rock, hip-hop + blues — that may just deserve a spot on your playlist. 🎧
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What's doin' with this map, huh? There's no Boston near Sac. | Map via Reddit, found by u/matthewj15
The part of north Sacramento that we generally call Natomas was nearly Mass-produced. Hold up, that’s not what we mean: Back when Sacramento was developing in the 1850s, the land on the northern side of the American River was known as the City of Boston, just like the one in Massachusetts.
While we were unable to pinpoint what happened to the Boston, California settlement, or when it returned to its former name, we did discover that Natomas grew very quickly between the 1970s and 2010s: only ~8,888 people were recorded in 1975 but ~98,838 were tallied in the 2010 census. We just hope none of them were first-year grad students who came in here regurgitating Gordon Wood until they learned about Vickers, thinking that they’re wicked smaht.
Today’s issue was written by Matt.
Editor’s pick: Thinking about plant-based foods, I can’t believe I had never tried a Tropical Bliss smoothie from the Sac Co-op before this week. It’s an utter delight with banana, mango + pineapple mixed with vanilla coconut ice cream.
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? We gave a rundown on how you might have unclaimed money from the state.
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