Sacramento chef Oliver Ridgeway earns spot on Saveur 100

Noma in Copenhagen. Daniel in New York. Benu in San Francisco. Alma in Los Angeles. Pok Pok in Portland. 

These are some of the most widely-celebrated restaurants in the world. Not suprisingly, they made the Saveur 100, the pristine magazine’s annual list of 100 noteworthy restaurants, people and food trends. For the first time—at least in its online archive history—the magazine put a Sacramento chef on that list: Oliver Ridgeway of Grange Restaurant & Bar.

We’re not sure yet what exactly will be said about Ridgeway. The issue doesn’t hit the stands until Dec. 23, but Eater leaked the list this morning.

Grange got some love earlier this year from the magazine for its Two Snaps vermouth cocktail. In the past, Saveur has recommended the Citizen Hotel, Mulvaneys B&L and eating around Little Saigon. The magazine rarely pays attention to the area, even though Sacramento’s Darrel Corti is a consulting editor for Saveur. Perhaps Ridgeway’s inclusion on such an esteemed list signals a change for Sacramento’s reputation on a national level.


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