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Midtown’s Sutter District Presents 2nd Annual Sacratomato Week & Festival - 7/20-25!
Events, Food & Drink
Midtown’s Sutter District Presents 2nd Annual Sacratomato Week & Festival - 7/20-25!

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the second annual “Sacratomato Week” July 20-25, 2015.  New this year, the food-focused week will culminate with a FREE family friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, July 25, from 4 to 8 p.m.   The weeklong celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity is presented by the Sutter District and sponsored by SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utilities District) with support provided by the Midtown Business Association (MBA).

All Sutter District bars and restaurants are participating in “Sacratomato Week,” including:  Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Monkey Bar, Paragary’s Midtown and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.

Sacratomato Week -- July 20-25
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 more.    The greater Sacramento community is invited to stroll through Midtown’s lively and eclectic Sutter District all week long 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.

Sacratomato Festival -- July 25 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:  an on-stage salsa making competition presented by Centro Cocina Mexicana; a fun and engaging “Tomato University” presented by the Sacramento Food Co-op that will feature Blue Heron Farms and include a tomato education and tasting stand; a hands-on “Tomato Patch” area for kids presented by the Sacramento Food Literacy Center complete with face painting, balloon creations and a grow-your-own-tomato-plant and tomato art activity; tasty foods for sampling and/or sale by Sutter District and other local restaurants and bars; cooking demonstrations by the area’s top chefs; Midtown Farmers Market vendors; entertaining live music -- by Skyler’s Pool (featuring the husband/wife team of Paragary Restaurant Group’s Executive Chef Kurt Spataro and KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal), Element Brass Band and Conjunto Liberacion (salsa band) -- plus even a beer, craft and Bloody Mary cocktail area for adults.    

Interested community members are encouraged to sign up for the salsa making competition that will be judged in a blind taste test by a panel of judges.    All ingredients and materials will be provided although competitors are each allowed to bring three ingredients if desired.  Deadline to enter online is July 10 and the cost is $25 per person to participate.  The winner of the salsa making competition will win a fun prize and the coveted “Best Salsa in the Sutter District” title.

To watch a “Viva La Tomato” video clip highlighting the event (produced by Unseen Heroes), please visit https://vimeo.com/126225794.  For more information and details about Sacratomato Week & Festival or to enter the salsa making contest, please visit www.exploremidtown.org.
 
About the Sutter District
The Sutter District includes an eclectic and engaging group of restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in the vibrant and easily accessible Midtown Sacramento bordered by Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Marshall Park.   Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Sutter District includes the following: Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Monkey Bar, Paragary’s, and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.  More information about the Sutter District is available by calling 916-452-1500 or visiting www.exploremidtown.org/best-of-midtown/the-sutter-district

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