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Sacratomato Festival & Week returns to Midtown’s Sutter District July 22-30
Sacratomato Festival & Week returns to Midtown’s Sutter District July 22-30

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the crowd-favorite Sacratomato Festival & Week July 22-30, 2017. The food-focused week will kick-off with a fun and FREE family-friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.  After that, a week-long celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity will continue throughout the Sutter District.

Sacratomato Festival -- July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.
To kick-off a week filled with tomato themed festivities, a large family-friendly festival will take place outside on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort SHP. The free Sacratomato Festival will include lots to see, do and taste, such as the following:

- An incredibly popular (adults only) Bloody Mary station;
- Delicious food booths (for sampling and/or purchase) from popular Sutter District restaurants including  to name a few;
- An engaging and hands-on “Tomato University” area for kids featuring tomato planting, art activities and more;
- An appearance by “Juicy Tomato” mascot from 5 to 7 p.m.;
- Cooking demonstrations by the area’s talented top chefs;
- A variety of popular Midtown Farmers Market vendors;
- A live music and entertainment stage with headliner Simple Creation, a Sacramento based reggae band blended with touches of roots, rock and dub;
- A fun and lively salsa making competition.

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 restaurants representatives. All ingredients and materials will be provided although competitors are each allowed to bring special ingredients if desired. Deadline to enter online is July 17 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 – filled with gift cards and items from Midtown restaurants, bars and destinations plus an opportunity to shop at the Midtown Farmers Market with Kurt Spataro, Executive Chef of Paragary Restaurant Group -- and the coveted “Best Salsa in the Sutter District” title.

Sacratomato Week -- July 22 through July 30
Sutter District bars and restaurants participating in “Sacratomato Week” include the following: Barwest, Biba, Blue Cue, Cafe Bernardo/Monkey Bar, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Momo Lounge, 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 more. 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:

- Cafe Bernardo - Chilled tomato soup;
- Centro Cocina Mexicana - Molletes (Mexican-style bruschetta, toasted telera bun, refried black beans, chorizo, Monterey jack cheese, heirloom tomato salsa);
- Paragary's Midtown - Tomato & watermelon shrub.

“Sacratomato Festival & Week” is presented by Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District with generous support from Midtown Association (MA) and produced by Unseen Heroes. Sponsored in part by Republic Services and Sacramento Municipal and Utility District (SMUD), more information about the 2017 Sacratomato Festival & Week is available at www.exploremidtown.org.


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