I visited two participating restaurants this past week. The first one was Pizza Rock on K Street. Pizza Rock is known for its award-winning Pizza Margherita, and for this year's challenge, they made a vegan version with their house-made vegan mozzarella. It was fabulous! Too bad they don't have this dish available on a more regular basis!
I had lunch with a friend at El Papagayo in Carmichael on Wednesday. They offer vegan options all the time, but they had some special items for the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge too.
We both ordered the Corona battered mushroom tacos, which came with rice and beans. It was a wonderful dish! I really wanted to try the choco flan for dessert, but they didn't have it at lunchtime.
You still have one more day -- today -- to try to visit another restaurant or two before the challenge ends. For those looking for a way to celebrate Halloween, there's even a vegan Halloween bash planned tonight at Capitol Garage.
Kudos to Bethany Davis for organizing another wonderful Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, and many thanks to all the participating restaurants and chefs. Events like this are proof that Sacramento is becoming more vegan-friendly every day!