Carcass-free contest commences!

There may not be enough time—or money in my tiny little wallet—to dine at every single restaurant participating in this year’s Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, but that seems like a good problem. This year, several new restaurants have joined the carcass-free competition, including Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, Broderick Roadhouse, Shine, and Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. The monthlong event launched October 1, and goes until November 1, but as of this writing, only a few of the vegan menus were available online, including Capitol Garage and Pizza Rock with char-blackened cauliflower and barbecued beets, and a house-made vegan tiramasu, respectively. Get the lowdown on the plant-based food to chow down at