Two new restaurants open at LCA
Hungry, thirsty sports fans and concertgoers now have two new options to choose from courtesy of Little Caesars Arena and hospitality partner Delaware North. The Mixing Board, occupying the former space of Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit at 2645 Woodward Avenue, Detroit is a full-service restaurant, which includes a stage for live music and spoken-word artists. Their locally sourced menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, sharables, desserts, craft cocktails and craft beer – all with a decidedly local twist. Handheld items such as The Woodward Stack (a double cheeseburger with signature sauce, shredded lettuce, tomato, bacon, shaved onion and B&B pickles on a brioche roll) are served on personal boards, while larger charcuterie-style boards were developed for sharable options like the Neighborhood’s Sausage Board (Italian, Polish and Irish sausages, charred peppers, craft pickled vegetables, grilled onion, mustards, horseradish, soft pretzels). “When developing the concept for The Mixing Board, we initially built around two key focus areas: community involvement and a Michigan-first menu,” said Tim Martin, general manager for Delaware North at Little Caesars Arena. “This is a venue for local artists to share their work – a place where the community comes together. And when we began testing service styles, one thing that jumped out to us was the use of custom wooden boards to serve meals. There is a real communal feel about it – especially for the sharable portion of our menu – and it’s something we immediately gravitated toward.” The second new spot from the partnership is the PointsBet Sports Bar. Earlier this year, the Red Wings announced a partnership with global sportsbook operator PointsBet. As part of that agreement, the space formerly occupied by Sports & Social Detroit has been rebranded as the PointsBet Sports Bar. The full-service restaurant, now operated by Delaware North, features betting themed pub fare, 28 televisions, special guests, unique programing, VIP access and gaming promotions. Select televisions throughout the PointsBet Sports Bar also offer integrated live odds, giving real time updates for fans as they monitor their favorite teams while placing bets. The Mixing Board and PointsBet Sports Bar are both currently open for Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons home games, concerts and shows, with extended hours of operation to be announced.