The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is an elastic-waist pants challenge

Illustration by Serene Lusano

Worried about two pudgy-faced megalomaniacs starting a nuclear war over some tweets? Well, there’s good news: The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge has the most participating restaurants ever this year! Oh, you didn’t actually expect the good news to be about the aforementioned egotists’ exploits? Yeah, no, we’re screwed on that. But we’ll be well-fed from October 1 to October 31, thanks to the 31 restaurants from Sac to Auburn whose challenge is to come up with a special vegan menu. This is the seventh year of the SVCC, and there’s a host of eateries on the roster in 2017: Broderick Roadhouse, La Cosecha, East SMF, The Federalist and Pushkin’s Restaurant in Sac; Pho Fresh in Rancho Cordova; The Cellar Wine Bar in Folsom; and Mesa Mercado and The Patriot in Carmichael. For a complete list, check; SVCC founder Bethany Davis said a few more restaurants may still be added, so be at peace with wearing elastic-waist pants all month.