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affordable spin to the PockThe Pocket Greenhaven et Area. Community Association’s Featured Business is Cacio, Devin: So you’ve been join us as we get to know its open since late August? owners and husband & wife How is going so far? management team, Jonathan & Katie Kerksieck: Jonathan: It is going very well. The only real surprise Devin: We’re excited to was how busy we have been have your great new Italian since the beginning. We really eatery here in the Pocket! had to learn this place quickBut we shouldn’t say, wel- ly, there was no “soft opening” come, right? As I under- period. stand it, you already called the Pocket your home. Devin: Glad to hear you are doing so well. I know Katie: Yes! We live here in how hard it is to adjust to a the Pocket. It’s a short five new space, staff and processminute commute to the res- es – but so far Cacio is avertaurant. Jonathan has been aging 5-stars on Yelp, so your cooking in Sacramento for professionalism clearly shows 30 years, with commutes through. My wife and I cannot ranging from downtown wait to spend our next date to El Dorado Hills. I have night with you! What kind of been managing restaurants food should we expect? in the Sacramento Area as well as opened several resKatie: We are a small pastaurants and hotels around ta house featuring seasonal the country with Commune salads, proteins and contorni Hospitality. But we want- (shareable sides). We will just ed to work close to home in rolled out seasonal fall menu the community that we love. as well. We wanted to bring a fun, Devin: I visited Italy in the summer and most Italian food in the states is heavily tomato-focused. What should we expect when tomatoes are out of season?
Jonathan: For fall we will be going a bit heartier and heavier. Mushrooms, cream based pasta dishes, some braised items as well. We really enjoy it and hope it will still be approachable to the community. Devin: Sounds delicious! Katie, what’s your favorite dish that Jonathan makes? Katie: Cacio e Pepe, it’s a simple Roman dish made up of only pasta, pecorino cheese, cracked pepper and olive oil. It’s a dish that, unless made correctly, does not do it justice. Devin: What is the secret to your success? Katie: We are a husband and wife team doing what we love in a restaurant that allows us to be successful and stay within ourselves. Devin: That’s awesome. It must be wonderful working so closely together, you clearly bring the love to your food and the entire business! Local businesses interested in being featured can visit featured.pocketgreenhaven.org.
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