Sacramento Bee Dining Review: Hawks’ high quality translates to new Sacramento spot

Sacramento often measures the vibrancy of its restaurant scene in relation to San Francisco and Napa Valley – and by how much time Sacramento chefs or sommeliers spent in those culinary hubs before arriving here.

Yet the strongest recent indicator of Sacramento’s relevance comes not from either of those places, but from Placer County, in acclaimed Granite Bay fine-dining restaurant Hawks’ expansion into Sacramento with the 3-month-old Hawks Public House.

Hawks executive chef and co-owner Michael Fagnoni said he and his wife, fellow chef Molly Hawks, opened the gastropub and Hawks Provisions, the to-go breakfast and lunch spot that sits beside it on Alhambra Boulevard, partly to be closer to the action.

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