Mayor Kevin Johnson showed up for the grand opening of Ten 22 restaurant in Old Sac last night. The event was very festive: Owner Terry Harvego had invited more than 300 people, and the Silver Oak Cabernet was flowing freely. It almost felt like the good old days before the Great Recession rocked Sacramento’s restaurant industry to its core. A local businessman looked around at the 190-seat space and said, “It’s nice to see a place of this magnitude open up. I hope it works.” The mayor gave a little speech, crowing that Ten 22 has created jobs for 70 locals. Then he led the crowd in a chant of “Harvego, Harvego, Harvego.”
Ten 22 officially opens today, serving lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. and moving on to dinner at 4 p.m. The menu? “Sophisticated casual,” with dishes like corn flake chicken wings and wood-fired pizzas, and prices that are easy on the pocketbook. Harvego, whose family owns The Firehouse, is hoping to attract a mix of tourists, downtown business people and families.
Ten 22 is at 1022 Second St.