Sneak taste: Golden 1 Center previews new local eats

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Photo by Tori Masucci Cummins
The Donut & Spiced Chicken Sandwich at Sweet Bird, which layers fried chicken from Mary’s Free Range Chickens doused in Sriracha buffalo sauce, buttermilk coleslaw and house-made pickles between a vanilla glazed brioche doughnut “bun.”

Ever since chef Michael Tuohy, who helms Golden 1 Center's food program, gave us a sneak peek of his menu when the arena opened last year, we were instantly hooked, lining up before and during each concert and Kings game for loaded nachos and carnitas-topped hot dogs.

On Oct. 25, Tuohy once again opened the doors to his kitchen below the arena, offering a preview of the menu at Golden 1 Center’s two new "Local Eats" food stands: Smokehouse BBQ, which serves hickory-smoked meat dishes and Sweet Bird, which offers chicken sandos and desserts like brioche cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.

Scroll through the slideshow below for new menu details.