Friday night is everyone’s BIG welcome to the conference. After a day of excursions and kick-off sessions, we LOVE meeting up with fellow bloggers over a nosh and a cocktail. This year, we are bringing a bit of Sacramento to all attendees. We know you can’t always make it out to all the restaurants you want to visit. We know the days are long and sometimes a night in writing is what you crave. So for that, we bring Sacramento to YOU!
Tonight, the following restaurants will be coming in, schelpping all of their food with them, and taking their precious time (on a Friday night, no less!) to meet our fabulous blogging, food-fanatic attendees! We hope you are able to stop at every table and take a pic, have a chat and make an inspiring connection. Have fun! All of the restaurants are listed below and we’ve included their details for future reference.
Also, don’t forget to hashtag the business and event when possible – it’s a great resource for restaurants to understand in a very tacticle way, how bloggers can help influence their business.
Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Co. – represents the bountiful harvest California has to offer and the proud Sacramento history we continue to shape today. We love our city, and we love our state. We embrace local farms, ranches, breweries and wineries in both our kitchen and our bar. We’ve also brought in the finest chefs, bartenders and serving staff to provide an exceptional customer experience that demonstrates our hometown pride.Come visit us and let us show you our vision.
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LowBrau Bierhalle – a modern take on the traditional German Bierhalle.
Hawks Restaurant – Gathering chefs and food people into one room for a conference is such a pleasure. These important relationships that connect people to food are truly invaluable, particularly for those of us who choose to write about food and drink for our passion-projects of livelihood. It’s folks like Chef-Owners like Michael Fagnoni (and his partner, Molly Hawks!), of Hawks Restaurant and Hawks Provisions + Public House, that truly define what working with food is all about. His modern take on American cuisine reflects the localvore, slow food movements and the bounty of ingredients available in Sacramento.
Hot Italian – By combining art, music, design, sport, food and wine with California’s urban lifestyle, seasonal, quality ingredients, and a conscious commitment to our environment and community, HOT ITALIAN hopes to inspire, make a difference, and create better neighborhoods. Sustainability is seamlessly integrated throughout all aspects of HOT ITALIAN, from our buildings, our kitchens, our furniture, our apparel, our menus, our napkins, to the pizza in your box and on your plate, and even after, and that’s why we are THRILLED to have them at IFBC 2016! Thank you, Hot Italian!
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Mother Sacramento – Mother is a vegetarian restaurant offering great food that just so happens to be meatless. Our staff is warmhearted, efficient and loved. We’ve put as much thought in our staffing as our brick and mortar. Our cuisine is inspired by southern american cooking featuring dishes that will undoubtedly play with the nostalgia receptors in your brain. The food is rustic, dynamic, and unfussy.
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Thai Basil – Passionate about authentic Thai home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong initiated the first Thai Basil restaurant in Roseville in 1995 with her two daughters, Wannipa and Suleka. Since then, Thai Basil is the most awarded Thai restaurants in Sacramento area. Today, Thai Basil are individually owned and operated by her daughters: Roseville, Cameron Park and Midtown. Each has its own characteristics and signature dishes, yet the sisters share their mother’s passion for food and quality.
Ginger Elizabeth – Within a sea of restuarants, we are thrilled to host chocolatier Ginger Elizabeth. She says, “Little things may take longer, but they matter. Taking the extra steps to create exceptional products is an essential value, and a key to achieving excellence. We know our customers appreciate such attention to details.” Ginger Elizabeth Hahn is a formally trained chocolatier and pastry chef who has been studying and working professionally with chocolate for over 10 years. She studied pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. She graduated top of her class receiving the CIA Management Award and Angel Scholastic Award.
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Jimboy’s Tacos – THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN TACO… A Sacramento tradition for over 62 years, Jimboy’s Tacos debuted in a small trailer on Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe, California in 1954. Founded by Jim “Jimboy” Knudson, it started with Jim’s recipe for his signature flagrantly spiced ground beef taco, encased inside a grilled stone ground corn tortilla with some crisp lettuce and freshly shredded cheese, and dusted with a liberal coating of grated parmesan cheese.