United Center Partners with Renowned Chicago Chef Stephanie Izard to Launch Exclusive “This Little Goat” Dining Experience
This Little Goat went to the Taqueria destination on the arena’s main concourse will feature street tacos and more, utilizing Izard’s retail line of globally inspired cooking sauces and spices - This Little Goat
The United Center and hospitality partner Levy have teamed up with one of Chicago’s most acclaimed chefs, Stephanie Izard, and her This Little Goat brand to launch an exclusive taqueria featuring street tacos and bold flavors. Building on its tradition to feature the city’s top restaurants and chefs in a true local food hall-type environment, the United Center will open This Little Goat went to the Taqueria on the main concourse later this summer with menus crafted using the globally inspired flavors of This Little Goat’s cooking sauces and spice mixes.
“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Stephanie Izard – a world class chef – to create an offering that is truly unique in Chicago, and 100 percent exclusive to United Center guests,” said Kevin O’Brien, Director of Food & Beverage, United Center. “We are excited to see the This Little Goat brand come to life in-arena and are eager to share the menu and the transformation of the space later this summer.”
This Little Goat went to the Taqueria will serve a mouthwatering selection of street tacos, among other dishes, made with This Little Goat sauces and spice mixes. Fans can expect a wide range of exotic flavors inspired by Izard’s travels, from Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.
“I’m excited to combine my love of tacos and street food with my passion for sports and music in my favorite Chicago neighborhood, the West Loop,” said Izard. “The United Center has become a destination for delicious food before and during events, and I can’t wait to join in on all of the fun by bringing This Little Goat went to the Taqueria this fall.”
“This partnership fits exactly with our mission to make United Center a place to dine and socialize even before an event,” said Reto Furrer, Executive Chef for Levy at United Center. “We want fans to feel like they can experience a true taste of Chicago under our roof. Stephanie Izard is extremely popular and This Little Goat brings really great flavors. This Little Goat went to the Taqueria is going to be a culinary destination this season.”
Stay tuned for more information about This Little Goat went to the Taqueria and the United Center’s new dining destinations in the 2019-2020 season.
About the United Center
The United Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-use entertainment facility that has welcomed more than 57 million fans since opening in 1994. Home of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, the United Center hosts more than 200 events each year, including the best sporting events, musical performers, family shows, and special events in the industry. A commitment to superior service makes the United Center one of the top venues in the world. For more information, visit www.unitedcenter.com.
About This Little Goat
This Little Goat is a line of globally inspired cooking sauces and spices created by James Beard award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard. The products are an expression of her international travels and culinary inspiration. Izard has translated the signature use of global flavors in her restaurants into accessible and versatile sauces and spices for home cooks to “explore where cooking can take you.” This Little Goat line carries five cooking sauces and five spices available for purchase at Mariano's, with distribution expanding to Peapod, Amazon, Meijer and Whole Foods this fall. To learn more about This Little Goat products, visit www.thislittlegoat.com or follow along on @thislittlegoat social media channels.
The disruptor in defining the sports and entertainment hospitality experience, Levy is recognized as the market leader and most critically acclaimed hospitality company in its industry. Twice named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine and one of the top three Best Employers for Diversity in America by Forbes, Levy’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants; iconic sports and entertainment venues, zoos and cultural institutions, theaters, and convention centers; as well as the Super Bowl, Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, and MLS All-Star Games. For more, visit www.levyrestaurants.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.