Hawks Provisions & Public House set to open in East Sacramento

Image courtesy of Hawks Restaurant

UPDATE: Hawks Provisions & Public House is planning to soft open on Friday, Dec. 4, with a projected grand opening of Tuesday, Dec. 8, according to co-owner Molly Hawks. Local interior designer Aimee Griffin contributed to the urban look and feel of the new East Sacramento restaurant and reservations are available on OpenTable.


Molly Hawks and Michael Fagnoni, the husband-and-wife chef-owner team behind Granite Bay’s celebrated Hawks Restaurant, are getting ready to open Hawks Provisions & Public House, their new East Sacramento eatery uniting a casual atmosphere with their trademark farm-to-fork principles.

“The philosophy behind the food will remain unchanged,” says Hawks of the upcoming gastropub. “We want to go a little more casual with the food, but, as far as sourcing responsible ingredients, we will definitely follow what we’ve done at Hawks [Restaurant].”

The project encompasses two patio-adjoined spaces, with one serving as a to-go spot with sandwiches, salads, and quick breakfast items, and the other as a fuller restaurant where at both lunch and dinner, the carefully selected menu—with dishes like charcuterie plates (a signature offering at Hawks Restaurant), savory short ribs and a classic burger—will be prepared by Hawks sous chef Justin Green and boast a seasonal, local emphasis. A California-heavy wine list will be available, as will be a robust variety of beers from many of Fagnoni’s favorite local brewers like Track 7, Berryessa Brewing Company and Auburn Alehouse.

The gastropub’s appearance—conceived in part by Santa Rosa-based designer Shawn E. Hall (who worked on Hawks Restaurant)—will lean toward urban-industrial, likely incorporating chic touches like mohair-upholstered banquettes, antique brass light fixtures, cedar planks on the ceiling and a zinc-topped bar.

“I don’t want the look to be overdone,” says Hawks. “We’re going to go with that [urban] look and add a little funky twist. We [also] want to bring in a couple of elements from Hawks—something just to sort of tie the two together.”

1525 Alhambra Blvd. 588-4440. hawksprovisionsandpublichouse.com

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