Monday, September 29, 2014

The Fourth Annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Starts Wednesday

The best month to be a vegan in Sacramento is in October, which is when the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge takes place. Throughout the month, local restaurants will be offering a special vegan dinner menu that includes an appetizer or soup, main course, and dessert. Some restaurants will also serve brunch. Diners will be able to vote on dishes in a variety of categories. Bethany Davis, the organizer of this event, and her team have lined up sixteen restaurants to take part this year. Participating restaurants include some Challenge favorites, as well as a few newcomers:

* 58 Degrees & Holding Co.
* Abyssinia
* Baagan
* Blackbird Kitchen+Beer Gallery
* Broderick Roadhouse
* Capital Dime
* Capitol Garage
* Evan's Kitchen
* Fahrenheit 250 BBQ
* Hook & Ladder
* Lou's Sushi
* El Papagayo
* Pizza Rock
* The Porch
* Shine
* Tower Bridge Bistro

This is our chance to remind local chefs that there's a significant vegan community in Sacramento. If large numbers of us dine at these restaurants and order from their special menus in October, maybe more chefs will consider offering vegan options year-round.

I'm going to try to visit all of these restaurants during the Challenge, and I'll blog about them within a day or two after each meal so you'll have a chance to see what's on the menu. I hope to see many of you out there!


Tami@NutmegNotebook said...

It sounds wonderful! Is there a list of the vegan menus?

Pam said...

The chefs have been a little slow to post their menus this year, Tami. I've been posting them on my Sacramento Vegan Facebook page ( whenever I see them, and you might also want to check the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu page ( for updates.