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.
Here, a short Q&A with Partner, Ryan Donahue, especially for anyone outside the area. Safe travels, all!
Chicken-fried Mushroom Po’Boy from Mother
Welcome to Sacramento FAQ
So, why Sacramento?
We’re in one of the greatest ag areas on the planet.
Is that why it’s so damn hot?
What excites you about food in Sacramento?
With the recent restaurant boom it’s encouraging to see developers invest in local talent, and to see/taste what those individuals do. Plus, we have good coffee, booze and beer damn near everywhere.
How do you feel about bloggers?
Love ’em. The media landscape is in the throes of a sea change. Customers have an insatiable hunger for content and traditional media isn’t equipped to relate the vast array of experiences that can be had at a brewery, roastery, farmers market or restaurant to readers. Bloggers, collectively, have the ability to define hospitality at a much higher resolution.
If you we me, what are some must haves in town?
Some of my favorites are coffee at The Mill, breakfast at Nopalitos, the “Corti Special” at Corti Brothers for lunch (absolutely go to Corti Brothers… It’s your duty), beer at Pangaea, and Spinoccoli Pizza at Zeldas. If you hit all these places I’ll buy you a cocktail at Empress.
Glad you asked. Many restaurants in Sacramento maintain a supply of habanero hot sauce in the back of the house. More on this here.
It’s late and I’m hungry.
Sa Rang Bang.
Ryan Donahue is a partner in downtown’s Empress Tavern and Mother.