Arena eats

Illustration by Mark Stivers

More concessions: The future Sacramento Kings arena’s food program continues to sound appetizing.

Mulvaney’s Building & Loan, Petra Greek and Mikuni Sushi will join Paragary’s, Cafe Bernardo, Centro, LowBrau, Selland’s Market-Cafe and Star Ginger at the Golden 1 Center.

Led by Michael Tuohy, Golden 1 Center executive chef and Legends Hospitality general manager, the goal is to source ingredients within 150 miles of the arena as well as highlight Sacramento’s food scene. It’s a bold and rare commitment for a venue of this kind.

What will you actually find at the concession stands? Mulvaney’s will serve a red-chili pork sandwich with slaw. Petra Greek will focus on gyro sandwiches. According to Sactown Magazine, Mikuni’s sushi rolls will only be found in premium dining areas for the special suite- and club-seating ticket holders.

To review, here are the other expected offerings thus far: wood-fired pizzas from Paragary’s and Selland’s; burgers and shakes from Cafe Bernardo; tacos from Centro; bratwurst and duck fat fries from LowBrau; and banh mi from Star Ginger.

Cheers: Selland’s Market-Cafe (5340 H Street) added a happy hour menu, good between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. In addition to deals on wines by the glass and beer on draft, there are a number of small plates for $10 or less. They all sound simple, but because it’s Selland’s, they’re probably all delicious. Think warm brie with caramelized onions and crostini ($5); roasted prawns with cocktail sauce ($8); and crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce ($10). Vegetarian-friendly options abound, but not vegan.

County problems: Planning a lovely afternoon with the family, the dog, a picnic and some beers at the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard this weekend? Sorry, the Dixon taproom is closed. For how long?

The sign outside currently says: “Breaking the law since 1881. It finally caught up with us. Closed for a bit.”

Solano County cut off Ruhstaller’s power and deemed the infrastructure unsafe, citing issues like exposed power cords, according to the Sacramento Bee. In the Bee’s report, Ruhstaller’s J.E. Paino expressed fears about not being able to retain nine employees if he can’t reopen quickly.

Fans in the mean time can visit Ruhstaller’s downtown taproom (630 K Street) and look for updates at