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As first reported in Cowtown Eats, Skybox Grill (formerly MVP Sports Grill at 21st & L streets) is under new management and is revamping its menu.

Sac Press's Jared Goyette has the details on what its new menu will look like.

"We're going to get with the times and get a lot more consistent, a lot more local" he said. "The menu is going to be a lot more fresh, with made-to-order items."

Skybox will, as the name suggests, still be a sports bar with wall-to-wall TVS, but one where there is a greater emphasis on quality food with fresh and local ingredients. You can still get your onion rings or fries, but they'll be fresh, not frozen, and there will be healthier options on the menu as well – like veggie sandwiches or falafel. The restaurant has already started to implement some changes, and a new menu should be finished in the next few weeks.

Goyette also reports that the new restaurant will have its grand opening on June 24.

Read the entire story in Sac Press.

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