Renowned Hawks gears up to open another restaurant in Sacto
Hawks has won widespread praise in Food & Wine magazine, Bon Appetit magazine, Zagat and others. It has been a pioneer in the Sacramento area “foodie” scene. The Bee just wrote: “Hawks is doing enough to be considered the best restaurant we’ve got.”
The second restaurant — tentatively named Hawks Public House & Provisions or something similar — could open as early as late summer.
The restaurant will be located near the intersection of Alhambra and Stockton boulevards (in a new, freestanding building with lots of parking adjacent to the Sutter Medical Plaza). There’s also outdoor seating.
Hawks had been scouting out the location, but now it’s a “done deal,” Molly said. The exterior is built, and now the rest of the work is underway — with several months of construction still left. More images of the restaurant are here: 04112012 Restaurant – Alhambra & Stockton-3.
Some doctors who were regular customers of Hawks and worked at the Sutter Medical Plaza were a catalyst for the deal coming together at this location, according to Hawks and David Padgham, asset manager of Separovich/Domich Real Estate Development.
Hawks is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Molly Hawks and Michael Fagnoni. Nearly everything in the restaurant is made in-house. The focus is seasonal.
Hawks new location will fuel a trend that even San Francisco — Northern California’s longtime “foodie” capital — is celebrating. As the Chronicle wrote last month about Sacramento: “Fed by a homegrown generation of chefs and farmers working collaboratively, this formerly beleaguered bastion of blah has blossomed into a vibrant village feasting on fresh, locally grown produce, meat and fish.”