Sacramento Dining Guide for California State Fair Visitors

The California State Fair rolls into Sacramento July 12, and while it’s always big fun in the fairgrounds, there’s more to see in the surrounding streets as well.

The letters formerly at Disney's California Adventure Theme Park now greet visitors to the California State Fair. The fences will be gone by the time the fair begins.

The letters formerly at Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park now greet visitors to the California State Fair. The fences will be gone by the time the fair begins.

By Ed Murrieta

Spaghetti ice cream and deep-fried watermelon not your style?

Do you stalk the livestock exhibits dreaming about lamb chops and rib-eyes?

If you’re attending the California State Fair and find yourself hungering for food that’s a cut above the caloric carnival of midway munchies, here is a guide to restaurants near Cal Expo, including some blue-ribbon restaurants that help make Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.