Details emerge about new restaurants inside State Capitol

Prolific restaurateur Chris Jarosz is working on “farm-to-Capitol” cuisine.

Kudos to the Sacramento Bee for breaking the story last week: Jarosz, owner of Broderick Roadhouse, Localis and Saddle Rock, will take over all the food serve spaces inside the Capitol. That includes a cafe, which the Bee reports will serve Jarosz’s own brand, Rush Coffee, which will also apparently have its own cafe and roastery near the downtown railyards in 2017.

Details about the main restaurant, located on the lower level of the building, arrived today: it will be called Statehouse and it will open in early 2017.

According to a press release, the space is undergoing major renovations and will eventually be a hub of pizzas and sandwiches made with ingredients sourced from local farms. The chef will be Dan J. Watterson, who most recently was chef de cuisine of Le Diplomate, a French cafe and brasserie in Washington D.C.

Photo courtesy of Willem Van Bergen

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