Sacramento Kings, Legends Hospitality Announce More Local Arena Food Partners
Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the Sacramento Kings and Legends Hospitality announced three more local restaurant partners joining the food and beverage program at Golden 1 Center – the future home of the Sacramento Kings opening in October. These three restaurants represent the Kings and Legends extended commitment to sourcing local ingredients and supporting the regional economy, all while highlighting the best of Sacramento.
Mulvaney’s Building and Loan, Petra Greek and Mikuni Sushi will join four previously announced local restaurateurs, specialty food retailers and culinary experts to provide fans with some of Sacramento’s favorite cuisine.
“Fans and visitors will see the strong influence that Sacramento has on Golden 1 Center,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “These three local restaurants strengthen our homegrown food and beverage program. There isn’t another arena where fans can find their favorites from their community next to classic arena fare.”
Recently, the Kings and Legends Hospitality released a Food and Sustainability Charter that lays out ten guiding principles that are setting a new standard for environmental impact and high-quality arena cuisine. The Charter extends the team’s groundbreaking commitment to source ingredients within 150 miles of the arena and develop sustainable programs and policies throughout all arena operations.
“Each of these restaurants align with our goal of having high-quality food, all while being mindful of our region and environment,” said Golden 1 Center Executive Chef and Legends Hospitality General Manager Michael Tuohy. “Working with like-minded partners ensures that we’ll have a showcase of Sacramento cuisine each day.”
Golden 1 Center cuisine providers include:
Mulvaney’s B&L opened in 2006 with a menu focused on local, fresh ingredients that highlights the best Sacramento has to offer. In 2013, they were pleased to be invited to cook a dinner, called Savoring Sacramento, at the James Beard House in New York. Now in their second decade, they look forward to savoring Sacramento in Golden 1 Center.
Golden 1 Center Sample Fare: Red Chili Pork Sandwich with Central Valley Slaw
“The B&L is delighted to help bring the delicious bounty of the Central Valley to the fans at Golden 1 Center,” said Chef Patrick Mulvaney. “We appreciate being part of the Golden 1 Center team that will showcase the bounty of the richest agricultural region in the world.”
Based on traditional family recipes combined with products and ingredients sourced from Greece and local vendors, Petra Greek has served an introduction to Greek food for many in the greater Sacramento region since 2010 and continues with the founding principles of great food, value and consistent quality.
Golden 1 Center Sample Fare: Gyros sandwiches with pita bread, Tzatziki, onions, tomatoes and French fries.
"We are delighted and honored to bring some of Petra's Greek cuisine to Golden 1 Center," said owner Yianni Raptakis. "We are very proud to be a part of the arena setting, and we are certain that it is going to be an extraordinary experience for all local and nationwide visitors."
Since 1987, the award-winning Mikuni restaurants have blended traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi with American innovation. Mikuni employs more than 650 people and currently operates seven upscale, casual dining locations in the Sacramento region and a location in the Village at Northstar™ at Northstar California™ in Truckee. The extensive Mikuni menu features more than 300 original sushi creations served in eclectic, energetic dining settings.
Golden 1 Center Sample Fare: a variety of Mikuni specialty rolls and sushi
“We love the energy and momentum the Sacramento Kings and the new arena are bringing to downtown,” said Mikuni Chef and Owner Taro Arai. “My family immigrated to Sacramento from Japan in 1985, the same year as the Sacramento Kings came to town. Thirty years later we’re so proud to be part of the hometown crowd and a new culinary tradition as part of Golden 1 Center’s food scene.”