13th Annual Dine Downtown Celebrates 31 Sacramento Restaurants
Ten-day culinary celebration will benefit social service and food literacy programs
SACRAMENTO, CA (Nov. 15, 2017) – Downtown Sacramento Partnership today announced the return of Sacramento’s favorite culinary celebration, Dine Downtown presented by Eat Farm to Fork, will return to the grid January 12-21, 2018. A cost-effective way for local foodies and families to explore downtown and midtown Sacramento’s top restaurants, the 10-day dining extravaganza showcases chefs from 31 participating restaurants putting their culinary expertise to the test to create unique, 3-course prix fixe menus for only $35.
“Year after year, Dine Downtown provides a platform for the region to celebrate some of its top culinary talent while encouraging diners to explore new dining experiences and enjoy their favorite farm-to-fork menus,” said Kevin Fat, chief operating officer of The Fat Family Restaurant Group and board member of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “Pair that with the social benefit and it’s no surprise Dine Downtown continues to be a favorite event for our industry and community, alike.”
Launched in 2005, Dine Downtown is designed to provide a significant boost for local restaurants during an otherwise slower period for the industry. In its 12-year run, the program has generated an estimated $5 million in restaurant sales in the Central City.
Dine Downtown is more than just a foodie favorite and economic boost for local restaurants, one dollar from every Dine Downtown meal served is donated to food literacy and social service programs in the community. Last year, more than $11,000 was raised to support programs like Food Literacy Center.
“Food Literacy Center is looking forward to another peachy-keen Dine Downtown!” said Amber Stott, executive director of Food Literacy Center. “Events like Dine Downtown are a great way to remind the region how important food literacy programs are, and the money raised during the 10-day celebration helps ensure these healthy programs are possible.”
Participating restaurants include:
• Foundation Restaurant & Bar
• Empress Tavern
• Dawson’s Steakhouse
• The Melting Pot
• Biba Restaurant
• Rio City Café
• The Porch Restaurant & Bar
• The Firehouse Restaurant
• Esquire Grill
• Skool Japanese Gastropub
• Fat City Bar & Café
• Frank Fat’s
• Downtown & Vine
• Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.
• Pilothouse at The Delta King
• Cafeteria 15L
• Iron Horse Tavern
• Grange Restaurant
• Ella Dining Room & Bar
• Il Fornaio
• Brasserie Capitale
• Aioli Bodega Española
• Kasbah Lounge
• Sauced BBQ & Spirits
• Punch Bowl Social
• La Cosecha
• The Red Rabbit Kitchen
Menus and event updates will be announced before the end of the year on GoDowntownSac.com/DineDowntown. Diners are encouraged to tag their foodie photos with #DineDowntownSac for a chance to be featured in Dine Downtown promotions.
PRESS: Chefs from participating Dine Downtown restaurants are available for in-studio and onsite cooking segments. Contact Jordyn Anderson at 916-287-9961 to coordinate.
Dine Downtown is produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and presented by Eat Farm to Fork with official transportation sponsor, Sacramento Regional Transit District. Additional support provided by Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento365, Sacramento Bee, Edible Sacramento, OpenTable and Yelp Sacramento.
About Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 400 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion and steward for those who work, live, visit and do business here. For more information, visit www.downtownsac.org + www.godowntownsac.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.