by Harrison Reilly
Last week, SacFoodies gave you a look at the eats available around Golden 1 Center. This week, we’re giving you the scoop on some of the delicious offerings within the arena itself.
Eager to taste what we’ve been told is a concessions menu unlike any other arena, SacFoodies made sure to secure a few tickets to the Sacramento Kings Fan Fest this past weekend. This was one of the first opportunities to see the arena, and we were thrilled with what we saw. We were treated to an open Kings practice that included drills, a 30-minute scrimmage and a rookie dunk contest.
The arena is a beautiful piece of modern architecture with glass windows, state of the art technology (like the 4K jumbotron and a Wi-Fi network that can handle 500,000 Snapchat uploads a second) and wide open, easily walkable concourses.
But, of course, we’re all about the food. Luckily the Golden 1 Center has plenty of options. One of the coolest features of the arena is the emphasis on local restaurants and the concessions they’ve inspired. From Café Bernardo and Block Butcher Bar, to Petra Greek and Mikuni, many of the stands represent restaurants you would recognize as a Sacramento resident. See the full list here.
Part of our pack decided to try the LowBrau stand, where we ordered chicken sausages on LowBrau’s famous pretzel bun. With the Golden 1 Center working hard to recreate the Sacramento dining experience within the arena, the sausages were just like what you can order at the restaurant.
We paired our food with Sierra Nevada Torpedos, buying them from a conveniently located Sierra Nevada Draught House on the upper level. Another SacFoodie who joined us on our arena food tour opted for the red chili pork sandwich from Mulvaney’s B&L:
We are confident that the Golden 1 Center will be a fantastic addition to Sacramento and we’re excited to try all the food options it has to offer. Be sure to let us know what you think of Golden 1 Center’s local menu offerings in the comments below!