Sacramento Kings and Legends Hospitality Announce Initial Concessions Providers at Golden 1 Center

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Kings and Legends Hospitality announced the first round of food and beverage offerings at Golden 1 Center – Sacramento’s world-class entertainment and sports center scheduled to open in fall of 2016. With selection led by the team’s official food and beverage services provider, Legends Hospitality, the offerings represent Sacramento’s vibrant and flourishing restaurant scene. 

“Having these homegrown businesses in the arena intentionally magnifies the pride and passion of this region,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have access to the freshest ingredients and talented culinary minds in our own backyard. Basketball’s best fans deserve great food, and we’re ready to satisfy their appetites.” 

Today’s announcement builds on the October 2014 commitment to locally source 90 percent of Golden 1 Center’s food and beverages within 150 miles, establishing it as the nation’s preeminent farm-to-fork arena.

“We’re working with some of Sacramento’s dining pioneers to create a wide range of menu options to appease all appetites in the arena,” said Golden 1 Center Executive Chef and General Manager of Legends Hospitality Michael Tuohy. “Fans will be able to find their favorites, explore new flavors and tastes, and enjoy our take on the classics. All of it is crafted to ensure the best experience each time someone joins us at Golden 1 Center.”

The impressive lineup of restaurateurs, specialty food retailers, and culinary experts with deep local ties working with the Kings and Legends to serve fans includes the following:

PARAGARY RESTAURANT GROUPParagary Restaurant Group (PRG) has been recognized and respected for decades throughout Northern California for its unique brands, consistent quality, and maverick restaurant concepts. In 1969, Randy Paragary opened his first establishment in Midtown Sacramento. Joined by Stacy Paragary and Kurt Spataro, PRG operates over 14 stores in the Greater Sacramento region. 

Three PRG brands – Centro, Paragary’s and Café Bernardo – will be featured at Golden 1 Center. 

Golden 1 Center sample fare: Centro Street Tacos featuring corn tortillas handmade on the concourse, Paragary’s wood fired pizzas and Café Bernardo burgers and shakes.

“We’re excited to be a part of this extraordinary new concept in arena dining,” said Paragary Owner Randy Paragary. “The unprecedented selection of different cuisines and the commitment to quality and local ingredients will arguably make Sacramento’s guest experience the best in the nation. I can’t wait to eat there.”

See Also: Kings Announce Partnership with Legends Hospitality

SELLAND FAMILY RESTAURANTSWith four restaurants based in Sacramento, America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, the Selland family has been providing high quality dining experiences in the Sacramento region, using products and ingredients sourced largely from local producers and the area’s farmers’ markets, for over 20 years. 

Golden 1 Center sample fare: Wood fired pizza with chicken, bacon, goat cheese, jalapeños, mozzarella, parmesan and arugula.

"We are honored to bring some of Selland’s Market-Cafe neighbor favorites to Golden 1 Center," said chef and owner Randall Selland. "To be able to serve housemade local product in an arena setting is truly a rare opportunity.”

LOWBRAU BIERHALL Restaurateurs Clay Nutting and Michael Hargis work tirelessly to bring unique tastes, arts, music and culture to Sacramento. LowBrau Bierhall is a well-respected beer hall located in the heart of Midtown that makes the finest traditional and gourmet sausages in-house and offers a wide selection of craft beers. 

Golden 1 Center sample fare: Housemade bratwurst with bier cheese and duck fat fries.

“Our food is about quality and approachability,” said LowBrau Owner Michael Hargis. “We believe it’s in-line with the Sacramento ethos, and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase our restaurant to a global audience at Golden 1 Center.”

STAR GINGER Nationally acclaimed chef Mai Pham brought her unique blend of Southeast Asian food to Sacramento over 20 years ago. Her popular concept has expanded to 14 locations across the country, from Stanford University to the FDA in Washington, D.C. and most recently her signature menu launched at the Delta Sky Club in San Francisco. Star Ginger focuses on the use of local, seasonal produce from area farms and farmers’ markets. The culinary team is committed to featuring her signature dishes using naturally grown meats and ingredients such as locally made rice noodles as well as Asian herbs and vegetables.

  • Golden 1 Center sample fare: Thai BBQ chicken banh mi sandwich with sriracha aioli, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño.

"We're so ecstatic about serving up our creative take on cuisine at Golden 1 Center," said Star Ginger Founder Mai Pham. "Where else in America can you go to watch a basketball game while savoring a banh mi sandwich or Thai chicken wings with papaya salad?"

For more information, visit www.Golden1Center.com.    

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