January generally doubles as the downtime for the restaurant industry. After all of the holiday shopping's been done, and folks feel a little economically hung over, dining out tends to take a back seat for many consumers. So, here's one way that Sacramento's restaurant community tries to keep those seats filled each January: Dine Downtown, which includes 10-days of specials at a variety of central city restaurants.
Organized by the Downtown Partnership, Dine Downtown runs Jan. 9 through Jan. 18, with three-course prix fix menus costing $30 per person. 29 restaurants will participate this time around, including four new eateries: The Porch (located in the former Celestin's), Tequila Museo Mayahuel, Restaurant Thir13en, Blue Prynt.
"Dine Downtown provides restaurants a huge boost at the start of the new year," said Michael Ault, executive director for Downtown Partnership, in a statement. "We estimate that the event generates just over $1 million in restaurant sales and parking revenue in just 10 days."
Here's the full list of participating restaurants, courtesy of the Downtown Partnership: Fires Lounge, 4th Street Grille, Biba Restaurant, Blue Prynt, The Broiler Steakhouse, Cafeteria 15L, Capitol Garage, Chops Steak Seafood & Bar, Dawson's at the Hyatt, deVere's Irish Pub, Ella Dining Room & Bar, Esquire Grill, Fat City Bar & CafÃ©, The Firehouse Restaurant, Frank Fat's, Grange Restaurant at The Citizen, Il Fornaio, Kupros Bistro, The Melting Pot, Morgan's at the Sheraton, Paragary's Bar and Oven, Pilothouse, The Porch, Restaurant Thir13en, Rio City CafÃ©, Spataro, Tequila Museo Mayahuel, Ten 22, and TulÃ Bistro.