UPDATE: CAPITAL DIME HAS CLOSED.
Capital Dime opened in Midtown about a year ago, but since their menu didn't appear to have any options for vegans, I didn't pay much attention to it. A week ago, however, the Sacramento Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson reported that Chris Jarosz was going to take over the management of the restaurant.
I'm a fan of Jarosz, who has made a point of having vegan options available on the menus at all of his establishments, such as Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento and his Sacatomatoes food truck. Now that he's in charge of Capital Dime, their menu has something for vegans too.
Capital Dime reopened with the new menu on Saturday, and my husband Phil and I had lunch there yesterday. For starters, I ordered the Pickle Plate, which consisted of a variety of pickled vegetables served with bread and Dijon mustard. The pickled green beans were my favorite, but it was all good. The asparagus was particularly spicy, so consider yourself warned!
Next, I had the Street Style Tacos with marinated tofu, which were topped with citrus cabbage slaw and cilantro. The menu doesn't say anything about cheese, but you should probably let your server know you don't want cheese on your tacos, just in case. I really liked them and know I'll be back for more.
Phil ordered a side of House Slaw, which he said was very good. It's made with shredded cabbage and poppy vinaigrette.
The other vegan option on the new Capital Dime menu is the house-made Veggie Burger, which is served on an onion roll with a vegan dressing, house pickles, gem lettuce, and tomatoes.
Capital Dime is located at 1801 L Street, Suite 50, and their phone number is 916-443-1010. Their website, which hasn't been updated to show the new menu, can be found at www.capitaldime.com. You can find the new menu on their Facebook page, but neither the website nor the Facebook page list the restaurant's new hours of operation. For now, it's probably best to look for Facebook or Twitter posts each day to find out when they're open.