By Andrew Rocha
January is California Restaurant Month and from January 18-27, Visit Stockton presented the 10th Annual Stockton Restaurant Week. Stockton is a city with plenty of culinary talent and unique flavors that can only be found here. Stockton Restaurant Week is an event where restaurants all around Stockton have a chance to show off their best dishes and menus at special fixed prices.
Visit Stockton has been organizing this event every year for ten years. Wes Rhea, the CEO of Visit Stockton explained the purpose behind Stockton Restaurant Week, “The main reason that we started this event is to really build a relationship with restaurants. That’s the number one thing people do when they visit a city is to go out and eat. So it really helps us support the restaurant community. We typically work a lot with hotels and attractions but this gives us an opportunity to work with restaurants. And also this is a traditionally slower time of year. January, post-holiday, people are focused on fitness or already ate a lot and cooked a lot, and so we’re trying to shift that business during a particularly slow time.”
Over 30 restaurants participated in this years Stockton Restaurant Week and plenty of restaurant owners and patrons express their delight at experiencing such an event. Especially with so many restaurants now offering vegan and gluten-free options. Some of the participating restaurants are here in downtown Stockton.
Downtown Restaurant Participants
CAST IRON TRADING – 110 North San Joaquin Street
Visit if you’re looking for specialty coffees, housemade breakfast items, sliders and burgers, and much more!
DELIBERATION ROOM – 19 North California Street
They got veggie and meat appetizers to go along with All-American cuisine like pulled pork and corned beef sandwiches.
DELTA BISTRO AT UNIVERSITY PLAZA – 110 West Fremont Street
A great place to have a drink while also enjoying a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches.
MISAKI SUSHI & BAR – 222 North El Dorado Street Ste. M
Enjoy some Japanese cuisine like chicken teriyaki and signature sushi rolls.
PORT CITY SPORTS BAR AND GRILL – 222 North El Dorado Street
It’s hard to beat a plate of ribs, shrimp scampi, or a mixed plate of wings, chicken strips, onion rings, and fries.
THE DOWNTOWNER – 40 North Sutter Street
Does a Prosciutto-Mandarin Salad, a Wagyu BBQ Meatloaf, or a Big 10 Burger sound good? Then maybe visit The Downtowner.
You can learn more about the restaurants that participated in this year’s Stockton Restaurant Week by checking out the event’s page on Visit Stockton’s website.
I think that it’s safe to say that the 10th Annual Stockton Restaurant Week was a huge success and next year’s is sure to be just as great. It is really something special to have an event like this and an organization like Visit Stockton to get so many businesses involved all for the benefit of Stockton and it’s residents.