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A few weeks back, "Appetizers" gave readers a sneak peek of Pour House. This spot at 19th and Q streets is the former location of Whiskey Wild, and features one of the area's more novel bar concepts. Some of the booths come with tap handles for beer and whiskey, so you can get a drink without leaving your seat. Meanwhile, the food program is being run by the folks behind Coast to Coast Sandwiches, the popular local food truck.
Pour House is now all ready to go, and its grand opening is set for 11 a.m. Friday. Along with its in-booth beer and whiskey taps, look for one of the area's more extensive bourbon and whiskey selections. The food will include an expanded version of Coast to Coast's menu, including smoked tri-tip and pulled pork.
For more information, visit Pour House's Facebook page.
David Hill, owner of the popular and much-respected restaurant The Chef's Table in Rocklin, has an idea for a food truck - and he's looking for public support to help him land one of 12 $250,000 grants available to get the truck up and running and heading out to area farmers markets.
The catch? Plenty of stiff competition across the country for one of the slices of start-up funding from a $3 million pie. The program is the result of a partnership between Chase bank and LivingSocial.
I caught up with Hill to ask him about his vision for a food truck. Turns out, the restaurateur and former culinary instructor has been thinking about food trucks for years.
April 20, 2012
For those looking to grab some sliders from the MiniBurger truck at Saturday's SactoMoFo 4, take note: From Saturday on out, MiniBurger will now be known as Krush Burger. The name change occurred with owner Davin Vculek having troubles trademarking the name "MiniBurger," which turned out to be too general.
Vculek will also debut a second truck, possibly by mid-May, but will feature a different name and food concept than MiniBurger/KrushBurger. Vculek won't say just yet what the theme of this truck will be. Looking down the road a little further, with a tentative opening of late-September or early-October, Vculek will open a brick-and-mortar version of one of his food truck businesses.
In the meantime, look for a new Krush Burger app for the iPhone and Android. The free app will include the truck's latest locations, menu, coupons and more.
March 30, 2012
Last year, I reviewed three of the new food trucks that had quickly made their mark in and around Sacramento.
But plenty has changed since then -- there are several new trucks, and it's only fitting that I take a look at what they are up to. As most foodies know by now, SactoMoFo is fast approaching (April 21).
Let us know in the comments section about some of your favorite new trucks, as well as some of the menu offerings you think we should try.
Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.