Yes, We're Open: Thai Basil

KVIE - Publice Television

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Discover the story behind a Thai restaurant that's become an institution in midtown Sacramento.


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Veggie of the Year Competition

in Celebration of Food Literacy Month,

Kids Vote on Veggie of the Year

September 13, 2018

In 2012, Food Literacy Center worked with the California legislature to declare September as Food Literacy Month to raise awareness about the need for cooking and nutrition education for kids. To celebrate the month, Food Literacy Center hosts the kid-favorite event, Veggie of the Year Competition. This year, the competition will take place on Thursday, September 20. For the first time in the history of the organization, Veggie of the Year winning chefs from the past five years are returning to showcase their winning vegetable and compete for ultimate bragging rights. Along with the competing chefs, Congresswoman Doris Matsui will be in attendance and giving brief remarks. Read more on Food Literacy Center

Dining review: Fresh, Seasonal fare makes Sacramento’s Thai Basil special


Thai Basil is a very progressive restaurant that manages to hold onto all of the old-fashioned values that matter. This combination makes this midtown restaurant, open since 2002, one of the most compelling eateries of its kind in Sacramento.

It sources ingredients from local farms and makes all of its sauces and curries from scratch. These days, some call that “slow food,” meaning a return to practices that were commonplace in decades – and centuries – past.

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What our customers are saying

A 5-Star experience from the accommodating hostess who gave us our preferred seating on the patio to the server who assisted us with menu selection to the artistically presented and tasty meals. Unique and high quality! Friendly ambiance. Definitely will return!

Steve-Sue Metzger  - Facebook