1719 34th St.
Sacramento , CA 95816 916-469-2433
This new East Sacramento venture from restaurateur Clay Nutting and Michelin-star chef Brad Cecchi (formerly of Solbar in Calistoga) is effortlessly hip, from the cool, classic color palette—white subway tiles, light wood tables, gray herringbone floor and a deep teal wall—to the minimalist mod accents like retro dining chairs and custom, mushroom-shaped light fixtures. Dining at Canon is a choose-your-own-adventure journey. You can traverse a more traditional path with a large-portioned protein (think whole beer can chicken or cider-glazed salmon) and à la carte sides. Or subscribe to the restaurant’s sharing-is-caring ethos by bringing some of your foodie buddies to partake in a smorgasbord of internationally inspired smaller plates, like Cecchi’s melt-in-your-mouth tater tots served on a bed of rich 60-ingredient mole sauce and the buttery red kuri squash in a vegan Thai-style curry sauce, which uses mint from the restaurant’s planter-box garden that lines the outside entry and provides the kitchen with ingredients like Meyer lemons, kale and snow peas. Eschewing the bigger meal also allows more room for chef de cuisine Jodie Chavious’ colossal gluten-free chocolate “diner” cake with almond buttercream and rice crispy brittle—although after one bite, you may not want to share the rest.
Neighborhood: East Sacramento