A little competition

On your mark, get set, go to a restaurant participating in the third annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, because it’s only happening from Friday, October 4, through Sunday, October 20. That means there are only three weeks to dine at the event’s 13 eateries (as of this writing), including previous challenge standout, 58 Degrees & Holding Co., and brand-new joints to the foodie scene, such as Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy, The Coconut Midtown and Capital Dime. While this competition—diners vote for the best dishes in several categories; find them at http://sacveganchallenge.com—is a fun way to promote veganism to the public, it’s also raising Sacramento’s food industry’s awareness that there’s a significant interest in plant-based-only food that’s creative and well-executed.