Appetizers
March 29, 2010
Terminal B to showcase Sacramento eateries

The new Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport is slated to have a local flavor. Dos Coyotes, Squeeze Inn, Mulvaney's B&L and other local restaurants are all in talks to open eateries when construction finishes on Terminal B in late 2011. The idea is to showcase Sacramento's culinary offerings and entrepreneurs, instead of relying on the same ol' Cinnabon and Burger King options.

"We want people who land in the airport to know they're in Sacramento," said Karen Doron, spokeswoman for the Sacramento County Airport System.

Proposals are still being accepted, and the list of confirmed airport eateries isn't expected to be known for months. But, the prospect of a "locals only" food program sounds tantalizing to many restaurateurs.

"Conceptually, it's a great idea to have local, sustainable businesses at the airport," said Mulvaney's B&L owner Patrick Mulvaney, who's mulling a proposal to open at the airport. "Do you really want a Cinnabon when you can have that last 'Squeeze With Cheese' (from Squeeze Inn) before you fly overseas?"

Restaurant owners interested in landing their own Terminal B eatery can call the airport's airport properties division: 916-874-0719.

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