October is almost upon us. For many people, that means falling leaves and Halloween pumpkins. But for me, October means it's time for the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge!
During the challenge, fourteen local restaurants will offer menus featuring special vegan dishes. 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 vegan-friendly.
The challenge has been shortened this year, so instead of running during the entire month of October, it will take place from October 4th to October 20th. This will take some pressure off the participating chefs, but it means the rest of us will have to seriously compress our restaurant visits in order to try as many of their special vegan menu items as possible. Personally, I can't wait!
The restaurants participating in this year's challenge are listed below. It doesn't appear that any of these restaurants have posted their vegan menus yet, but I'll post any updated menu information on my Sacramento Vegan Facebook page. I plan to visit as many of these restaurants as possible during the challenge, so I'll blog more frequently than once a week. I hope you'll share your impressions of this year's vegan menu items too, by commenting either here or on Facebook.
UPDATE: Blackbird Kitchen+Bar has apparently closed permanently.
Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy
The Coconut Midtown
58 Degrees & Holding Co.
Hot City Pizza
The Press Bistro
Tower Bridge Bistro