Monday, October 1, 2012

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Starts Today!

Today is the first day of the second annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, which will run for the entire month of October. During this month, twenty-two local restaurants will offer special vegan dishes on their dinner menus. Some of these restaurants don't generally offer specifically vegan options, so this is a great opportunity to try out dishes prepared by talented local chefs whose menus aren't always so vegan-friendly. Other participating restaurants offer vegan options all the time, so this is a chance to thank them for always making vegans feel welcome at their establishments. Regardless of which of these restaurants you visit this month, be sure to let the chef know how much you appreciate their participation in this event. Who knows? With enough positive feedback, maybe more restaurants will be willing to offer vegan options all the time, instead of just during the month of October.

Below is a listing of the participating restaurants. Most of them have not yet posted their vegan menus for the month, the two big exceptions being Tower Bridge Bistro and Grange, which are offering absolutely mouth-watering vegan options. I will visit and blog about as many of these restaurants as I can, which means I'll be posting more often than once a week during the month of October. I'll be interested to hear about your experiences at these restaurants too, so please feel free to comment on this article, or send comments to me directly at Bon app├ętit!

Tower Bridge Bistro
Capitol Garage
The Porch
Evan's Kitchen
58 Degrees & Holding Co.
Hot Italian
Andy Nguyen's
The Plum Cafe & Bakery
Dad's Sandwich Shop
Dad's Kitchen
Bombay Bar & Grill
Aioli Bodega Espanola
24K Chocolat Cafe
Kathmandu Kitchen
Green Boheme
Baagan (Roseville)
El Papagayo (Carmichael)

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