If it's 2:15 p.m., and it is by my watch, that means we have two hours and 45 minutes to go before the Sacramento branch of Tex Wasabi's opens along Arden Way. The restaurant, created by Food Network celebrity chef Guy Fieri and his business partner Steve Gruber, is to debut to the public at 5 p.m. today, says manager Eli Bob.
Fieri is to be on the premises tonight, provided there are no delays for his flight from Las Vegas, where he has been filming, says Bob.
The original Tex Wasabi's is in Santa Rosa. Here, as there, the restaurant will capitalize on fictional chef Tex Wasabi "rock 'n roll sushi" and Southern barbecue.
Tex Wasabi's, 2243 Arden Way, is to open for dinner only Saturday starting at 5 p.m. On Sunday, lunch and the restaurant's regular hours will start, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. most days, to midnight weekends.