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Dining News: Malt & Mash to be Joined by El Rey & Common Place at 7th & K


Three restaurants are coming to the space that was formerly occupied by Three Monkeys at 7th & K.

Details have slowly dribbled out on Malt & Mash, an Irish pub scheduled to open in late 2015. Now, Bob Shallit has more on the other two restaurants, in the Sac Bee.

The other venues will be a “vibrant, high-energy taqueria” called El Rey and a “medium-priced, farm-to-fork” restaurant called Common Place, according to Simpson and Shults. Two of the operations – the pub and Common Place – will have spacious parkside patios...

The partners plan a late 2015 opening for El Rey and Malt & Mash, which will feature Irish beers on tap, fine whiskeys and an Irish coffee that will give San Francisco’s popular Buena Vista Cafe “a run for its money,” Simpson said.

The partners are holding off Common Place’s debut until the fall of 2016, when the arena opening is projected to bring many more people downtown.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

Shallit also reports that the owners - Bob Simpson and Trevor Shults - did their homework when selecting these concepts by visitng a half dozen cities with a vibrant entertainment and restaurant scene built around arenas.

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