Grub 'n' go

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Sacramento County announced two bits of news regarding on-the-go eats last week. First: On August 1, Sacramento International Airport launched a $3 million renovation of the Terminal A food court, which will include a handful of new eateries upon completion. These include two national chains (Freshii and Urban Crave) and three local chains (Paesanos, The Squeeze Inn and a yet-to-be-announced—but definitely local—business). It's expected to be finished by spring 2015. During construction, “interim” food and beverage concessions will be available, according to a press release. Second: A Shell gas station located at 5500 Florin Road in south Sacramento is set to partner with the county and several other outside agencies to create a healthy convenience store. Soon, it'll stock fruits and vegetables, plus “healthy meats such as fish.” Though many people may not quite be ready to buy fish at a gas-station convenience store, it's still a step toward providing the south Sacramento neighborhood access to better food choices.