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Dining News: Updated Opening Dates for Malt & Mash, El Rey at 7th & K

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Malt & Mash and El Rey by Bob Simpson and Trevor Shults, will open in March, they announced in a help wanted ad on Craigslist.


El Rey, opening early­ March, will feature a high­ energy, cocktail driven dining experience with tacos anchoring the menu.

Malt & Mash, opening mid­ March, will be an intimate Irish pub that pays tribute to the building's historic past

The hiring fair will be from Wednesday, Feb. 10 to Friday, Feb. 12 starting at 10 a.m. each day at The Assembly at 10th & K.

Click here for more information.

Back in September 2015, the venues were expected to open in November, but as we know, restaurants almost never open on time.

When they open, Malt & Mash and El Rey will be located at 715 K Street.

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Dining News: More on Malt & Mash at 7th & K


The collaboration of of Bob Simpson and Trevor Shults have revealed more details of their planned three restaurant complex at 7th & K to Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal.

El Rey, the taco restaurant, fills part of a space. It's expected to open in November, serving tacos filled with braised and slow-cooked meats in addition to other menu items such as ceviche and margaritas. Shults called it a "high-energy restaurant" that will have multiple TV screens. El Rey will bring new life to a space that's been vacant for about two years...

Malt & Mash, the Irish pub, will fill a former Starbucks space that's been empty for three years. It will offer Guinness on draft, Irish coffee and a food menu with about eight items. It's expected to open in mid-November or early December.

Guests will be able to walk between El Rey and the unnamed venue without going outside. Malt & Mash, the only 21-and-older venue of the three, will require separate access.

Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.

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Dining News: Details About Malt & Mash Revealed


Cowtown Eats readers first learned about Malt & Mash in mid-June, but at that time, there wasn't anything on the restaurant beyond its name and ownership. Now, Bob Shallit has more details, in the Sac Bee.

Two of Sacramento’s top nightclub and restaurant operators are planning a massive triple-concept bar and dining location at one of the city’s hottest sites – at Seventh and K streets, just east of the future Kings arena...

Assuming various contingencies on the leases are ironed out in the next week or two, the partners will move ahead with plans to open an Irish pub called Malt & Mash in the smaller of the two locations, Edler said.

The concept for the larger, L-shaped space is still being tweaked, but will likely be two restaurants that connect to each other, said Tim Harris, a spokesman for Simpson and Shults.

Read the entire article in the Sac Bee.

Shallit also reports that Malt & Mash is scheduled to open in November, with the other two restaurants opening in December.

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