Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the third annual Sacratomato Week. For the second year running, the food-focused week will culminate with a family friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.
The free Sacratomato Festival will include lots to see and do, such as the following: an on-stage salsa making competition presented by Centro Cocina Mexicana, a tomato tasting garden, lawn games, a hands-on “Tomato Patch” area for kids — with face painting, balloon creations and a grow-your-own tomato activity — tasty foods for sampling and/or sale by Midtown restaurants and bars, cooking demonstrations by the area’s top chefs, Midtown Farmers Market vendors, entertaining live music — by Skyler’s Pool, Element Brass Band, and Conjunto Liberacion — plus even a beer, craft and Bloody Mary cocktail area for adults.
Presented by the Sutter District with support from the Midtown Business Association (MBA), most Sutter District bars and restaurants are participating in the week-long celebration of the Sacramento’s signature commodity with eats, drinks and even sweets including: Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Monkey Bar, Paragary’s and Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar.
Note: 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 Wed (7/8) at 5pm and the cost is $25 per person to participate.