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    As Golden 1 Center prepares to debut, one of the area's most significant restaurant projects will launch at 711 K St. El Rey taqueria opens on Aug. 31, with a menu of Mexican food and cocktails that are geared for crowds heading to and from the arena. The ownership team included Kenny Thomas, the former Sacramento Kings player, along with local restaurateur Trevor Shults and nightclub maven Bob Simpson.

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Sacramento Bee dining critic Carla Meyer reviews restaurants and covers other restaurant news in the Sacramento region. She formerly was The Bee's movie critic. She has been with The Bee since 2005. Before that, she worked at the San Francisco Chronicle.
cmeyer@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @CarlaMeyerSB

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