Farewell, but not so long


This afternoon fellow Sac Foodies Brittany, Jenna and I had a commemorative last supper, so to speak, at neighboring restaurant 55 Degrees – a spot where we’ve held many business lunches, happy hours and even hosted a wedding shower for Sac Foodie Kim Bedwell.

On the third anniversary of its opening, today was the restaurant’s final day of business. In an email I received from owner Ali Mackani yesterday, he wrote:

Our game plan 3 years ago was to be part of the major re-revitalization plans on Capitol Mall and its promise of residential development. The promise unfortunately did not happen and, with the downturn in economy, we have to say enough is enough.

We are sad to see one of Sacramento’s finest restaurants close its doors as Mackani and Chef Luc Dendievel brought a unique and refreshing concept and cuisine to downtown Sacramento. But this definitely isn’t the last we’ll see of Mackani. His newest brainchild Lounge ON20 has quickly become a midtown hotspot and one of my personal favorite destinations for shared appetizers and glass of bubbly! If you haven’t checked it out already, read more here.

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