Frank Fat's Turns 70 With a Big Bash


Next Wednesday (Sept. 9), Frank Fat’s will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a $125-a-ticket party to benefit Sacramento Crisis Nurseries.

The menu reads like a “greatest hits” of dishes from restaurants in the Fat family empire: suckling pig, salt-and-pepper chicken, honey walnut prawns, barbecue pork buns, shrimp haw gao, and mini banana cream pies (Frank Fat’s); crab and artichoke dip, tequila lime beef skewers, mini pulled pork sandwiches and vegetable tacos (Fat City); shrimp and seafood salad, grilled lamb lollypops, smoked salmon bruschetta, tropical fruit platter and sushi (Fat’s Catering); chicken pot stickers, pork shu mei, chicken lettuce cups and Malaysian fruit rice (Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar); and orange chicken (Kung Fu Fat’s Express).

“There’s going to be so much food,” said executive chef Lina Fat.

The guest list is a who’s who of Sacramento politics: Willie Brown, John Burton, Bill Lockyer, Darrell Steinberg, Dave Cox and Doris Matsui. Former governor Jerry Brown may also make an appearance.

The party will be held in the public garage next door to Frank Fat’s restaurant at 806 L Street. For tickets, go to