The lineup of restaurateurs expanding in the Sacramento region is a long one.
Here’s are 10 of the most notable names:
Randall Selland and his family are opening a new concept, OBO’ Italian, in late 2015 on Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento.
Billy Ngo is moving Kru from J Street in midtown to the East Sacramento building it will share with OBO’ Italian and will open roughly the same time. In July, he opened Fish Face, a fast sushi eatery in the Warehouse Artist Lofts on R Street in midtown, and he’s planning something new at the current Kru spot.
Kimio Bazett and Jon Modrow, owners of Golden Bear and Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. in midtown, just opened Bottle & Barlow, a combo bar and barber shop at WAL, and they’ve partnered with Ngo in the new Kru.
Mason Wong and his brothers, who own Cafeteria 15L and Firestone Public House, among others, opened Iron Horse Tavern on R Street in June in a high-profile complex that includes an eighth Dos Coyotes Border Cafe and a second Roxi Deli.
Chris Jarosz, owner of the Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento and the Wicked ‘Wich food truck, changed the names and concepts for his midtown eateries Capital Dime (introducing: Saddle Rock) and Trick Pony (hello: Localis), is opening another Broderick Roadhouse in midtown, and is creating The Patriot in Carmichael’s Milagro Centre.
Ernesto Delgado, owner of Tequila Museo Mayahuel on K Street in downtown Sacramento, is also going into the Milagro Centre with a restaurant to be called Mesa Mercado.
Molly Hawks and Michael Fagnoni, the married chef/owners of Hawks in Granite Bay, are readying Hawks Provision & Public House on the border of East Sacramento and midtown.
Mike Theimann and Matt Masera, partners in Mother and the opening-any-minute Empress Tavern on K Street, have two new projects in the works: Maiden Sacramento Ice Cream and Queen’s Market, a fish shop along the lines of Hog Island Oyster Co.
Shady Lady Saloon trio Jason Boggs, Alex Origoni and Garrett Van Vleck are remaking the Monte Carlo Club (to be called B-Side), creating Amaro Bistro & Bar on R Street and rehabbing Sail Inn Grotto & Bar in West Sacramento.
The Haines brothers, owners of six restaurants including 33rd St. Bistro in East Sacramento, Riverside Clubhouse in Land Park and Bistro 33 in El Dorado Hills, have two projects in the works, both in still-undisclosed spots in East Sacramento.