Poke Bros to Open at The Bank in Sacramento

Twin brother duo to fulfill lifelong restaurant dream

 

Sacramento, Calif. (October 16, 2018) –  Just weeks away from its grand opening, Sacramento’s newest attraction is welcoming another patron to its lineup of eateries.  When The Bank opens its doors later this year, twin brothers Brady and Micky Sisenglath will be ready to serve up poke – the diced raw fish native to Hawaiian cuisine.  The restaurant, simply titled Poke Bros, is aimed to compliment the fast-casual style of The Bank, located at the corner of J and 7th Streets in Downtown Sacramento.  Brady, who has more than seven years of restaurant experience, explains how the poke concept came to light. 

 

“When my brother and I first talked about going into the restaurant business on our own, we thought sushi was the obvious choice,” says Brady, a former head sushi chef.  “Though the more we discovered what The Bank was all about, we felt that poke bowls made the most sense because of how easy they are to consume while still providing so much variety.” 

 

The brothers plan to provide poke bowls that are flavorful and packed with protein – while still being health conscious in a fast style restaurant.  Brady and Micky will focus to deliver on time, taste and creativity.  

 

“We know that poke bowls aren’t necessarily a new concept, but we’re hoping to take ours to a level that hasn’t been done before,” says Micky, who brings his own background of 10 years in the restaurant business.

 

The two brothers were born and raised in Sacramento and have been excited to see the many changes the city has undergone in the last decade – including the revitalization of Downtown.  They’re proud to come back and make their dream a reality in their hometown.

 

Sacramento residents are most familiar with The Bank, located at 629 J Street, as an event center for more than 25 years, hosting everything from high school proms to weddings.  The newly remodeled space is slated to contain three levels of restaurants and bars, all interwoven throughout the building’s renowned architecture to create an upscale food hall. The building was erected in 1912 and expanded in 1926-1927.  Its formation was the brainchild of D.O. Mills, a young New York bank employee who came to California to mine gold. 

Preservation and Co Taps Local Favorite as Head Chef

Matthew Brown has been named head chef at new location in The Bank

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento native, Matthew Brown has been named head chef of the new Preservation & Co location set to open in The Bank Sacramento Food Hall at 629 J Street in downtown Sacramento.

 

Brown has a 20-year history with the Sacramento restaurant industry that began when he bussed tables at Greta’s Café. Later he would go on to cook Café Milazzo, eventually enrolling at the Napoli Culinary Academy, studying under Chef Hassi Sadri. In Sacramento, Brown has worked his way up industry ranks to become Executive Chef at 58 Degrees and Holding, The Golden Bear, and The Jungle Bird. “I developed a true passion for food after spending a few months in France, studying French cuisine,” said Brown, “the pride with which the French cook, is something I wanted to bring back to my home city. Sacramento is exploding with this food scene that parallels what is going on in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I am happy to be part of an industry that is part of Sacramento’s
unique identity.”


Brown’s newest venture is with Jason Poole of Preservation & Co. at The Bank. The two have had multiple joint projects over the past seven years and share the same goals and passion about food.


Preservation & Co. experiments with smoking, pickling, drying, fermenting and curing their products and it's all done in house. They aim for zero waste in production and are continuously trying new techniques, so expect to see unique and exciting things from them in the future.


“I’m excited to begin the next chapter of Preservation & Co. with the exceptionally talented Matthew Brown behind the kitchen,” begins company owner Jason Poole. “His culinary vision is uniquely in line with the Preservation brand and we are beyond excited to debut our new food
menu at the Bank Building,” he added.

 

The Bank Building is expected to open in the Spring of 2018.
 

Media Inquiries:
Patrick Harbison, PHPR - patrickharbison@gmail.com

MAJOR RENOVATION PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO LANDMARK

The historic D.O. Mills Bank Building will transform into a multi-use space while preserving its distinguished architecture.

Sacramento, CA – Following the recent trend to revitalize Sacramento’s Downtown corridor, the historic D.O. Mills Bank Building - sitting on the Northwest corner of 7th and J Streets - is in the process of being converted into a culinary concourse which will feature some of the regions diverse and creative talent. Patrons can meet and enjoy one of a kind food and beverage offerings at this unique destination.

The new space - rebranded simply as “The Bank” - will contain three levels and 30,000 square feet. Local chefs and eateries will be interwoven throughout the building’s renowned architecture. The bank's original vaults, seen only by a priviledged few for decades, will now be open to the public as an underground taproom.

Sacramento residents are most familiar with the building’s grand main ballroom, which has served as an event center for more than 25 years, hosting everything from high school proms and weddings, to foreign dignitaries and sitting Presidents.

“The structure has had a strong functional purpose over the years and we view this remodel as the building’s next transition as part of Downtown Sacramento’s revival,” says spokesperson Patrick Harbison.

With an official address of 629 J Street, the building was erected in 1912 and expanded in 1926-1927. A private rooftop garden overlooking Downtown Sacramento was added in 1992. Its formation was the brainchild of D.O. Mills, a young New York bank employee who came to California to mine gold. Today the building represents the second oldest bank building West of the Mississippi River.

The Bank plans to officially open this summer.

Media Inquiries:
Patrick Harbison, PHPR - patrickharbison@gmail.com

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