Sacramento residents, just like most other Americans, look forward to the beginning of July because with it comes America’s Independence Day. Fourth of July celebrations mean fireworks, BBQ’s, social activities, and fun in the sun! Yet, when the firework smoke settles and all of the leftover hamburgers are gone, July starts to become less of a celebration of our freedom, and more half-way point of Summer. Sacramento, being the social city that it is, doesn’t let that stop us from continuing to enjoy festive and seasonal activities! Thus, I present to you…. Sacramtomato (Get it? Get it?)! This annual event combines two things that Sacramento loves: Food and the Farm-to-Fork movement. Learn more about this food-centric event, below!! 🙂
When: Sat, July 23 2016
Where: The Sutter District, 2801 Capitol Ave
Admission: Free entry
Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the third annual “Sacratomato Week” July 18-23, 2016. Back by popular demand, the food-focused week will culminate with a fun and FREE family-friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) onSaturday, July 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. The weeklong celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity is hosted by the Sutter District with generous support from Midtown Business Association (MBA) and produced by Unseen Heroes.
Sacratomato Week — July 18-23
Most Sutter District bars and restaurants are participating in “Sacratomato Week,” including: Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo/Monkey Bar, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.
All week long, the vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in Midtown’s Sutter District will celebrate “Sacratomato Week” with tomato-themed menu options, drink specials and even a creative dessert this year!
The greater Sacramento community is invited to stroll through Midtown’s lively and eclectic Sutter District visiting the local restaurants, bars and nightclubs to order and enjoy tomato-themed edibles and beverages bursting with the farm-fresh flavors that flourish in our agriculture rich region. A delicious sampling of the special drink and menu items that will be featured during “Sacratomato Week” include the following:
Sacratomato Festival — July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Then to finish off the festive week, a large-scale family-friendly festival will take place outside on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort SHP. The free Sacratomato Festival will include lots to see and do, such as the following:
Interested community members are encouraged to sign up for the salsa making competition that will be judged in a blind taste test by Sutter District restaurant representatives and one “chef genius” from Sacramento Food Literacy. All ingredients and materials will be provided although competitors are each allowed to bring three ingredients if desired. Deadline to enter online is July 8th at 5 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person to participate. The winner of the salsa making competition will win a fun gift basket and the coveted “Best Salsa in the Sutter District” title.