The "Fabulous" Forum And Levy Restaurants Partner To Bring Local Flavor To The Newly Reinvented Venue

The "Fabulous" Forum And Levy Restaurants Partner To Bring Local Flavor To The
                            Newly Reinvented Venue


PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Forum, presented by Chase, and
Levy Restaurants have partnered to bring exciting food offerings that, in
addition to Levy's classic venue fare, include some of the Southland's most
celebrated local food and beverage brands. On January 15, when the reinvented
"Fabulous" Forum reopens, this exciting integration will ensure that every
music fan is able to enjoy their favorite hometown food options, including
some unique twists on Southern California's most popular dishes. Local brands
making their star turn at the legendary Inglewood venue include: Bludso's BBQ,
Carney's, Casamigos Tequila, Cole's, Coolhaus, Craig's, Hadley Fruit Orchard,
La Brea Bakery, Malibu Wines and Pink's.

"The 'Fabulous' Forum has been re-imagined from top-to-bottom, from the arena
bowl and concourses to the backstage areas, and now includes food and beverage
offerings from some of Southern California's landmark eateries," said Sid
Greenfeig, senior vice president, west coast business operations, the Forum.
"Thanks to our partnership with Levy Restaurants, the Forum will provide
patrons with an unparalleled entertainment experience and a taste of what
SoCal has to offer."

"We have an incredible culinary community in this region and we are thrilled
to partner with these local favorites to bring the very best to our guests,"
says Gilbert Verdugo, Regional Executive Chef, Levy Restaurants. "Welcoming
visitors with fresh, authentic flavors from local purveyors, artisans and
farmers is our way of creating something truly unique for the Forum."

The Forum and Levy Restaurants are focused on serving classic arena go-to menu
items and are pleased to offer the best of the best from Los Angeles' renowned
food and drink destinations. Select concession stands will feature these
signature items throughout the Forum – including, for the very first time, on
the first-floor event level.

These local favorites include:

  oBludso's BBQ of Compton and Hollywood, which specializes in Texas-style
    barbecue, will offer its pulled pork sandwich
  oCarney's, revered on the Sunset Strip for some of the best hamburgers in
    the world, will be contributing its chili cheeseburger to the Forum
    specialty menu
  oCasamigos Tequila, a premium spirit created by George Clooney, Rande
    Gerber and Mike Meldman, will be available at the Forum's bars
  oCole's of Downtown Los Angeles, the originators of the French dip, will
    offer French dip and turkey dip sandwiches
  oCoolhaus, a Culver City company featuring gourmet desserts, will debut an
    exclusive "Fabulous Forum" ice cream sandwich that resembles the famed
    building with red velvet cookies surrounding Tahitian vanilla ice cream
  oCraig's on Melrose Avenue will serve their signature Skinny Amiga
    margarita in the legendary Forum Club
  oHadley Fruit Orchards, an 83-year-old institution, will offer a "Forum
    Club" mix and other snacks at bars throughout the venue
  oLa Brea Bakery, a Los Angeles favorite, will serve artisanal sandwiches
    and salads
  oMalibu Wines, a respected local vineyard, will be featured at the Forum's
  oPink's, a Hollywood legend founded in 1939, will offer its famed hot dogs
    and chili cheese dogs throughout the venue 

Levy Restaurants' worldwide reputation was born from the company's foundation
of award-winning restaurants and an innovative approach to the business. Levy
Restaurants delivers dining at its best and is proud to be a partner with the
Forum as well as with spectacular venues worldwide.

The "Fabulous" Forum reopens on January 15 with the first of six historic
performances by the legendary Eagles. Additional dates include: January 17,
18, 22, 24 and 25. On January 20, Justin Timberlake's highly anticipated
"20/20 Experience World Tour" will come to the venue followed by Alejandra
Guzman on February 1, who will be the first Latin artist to perform at the
newly reinvented venue. Imagine Dragons' "Into the Night Tour" will come to
the Forum on February 14, followed by "Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together"
on February 15. TobyMac will bring his "Hits Deep Tour" to the venue on March
1 along with some of the biggest names in Christian music and Kings Of Leon
will be performing at the Forum on March 21 in support on their 2014
Mechanical Bull Tour. Chelsea Handler will bring her "Uganda Be Kidding Me
Live" tour to the venue on April 26 and Armin van Buuren's "Armin Only:
Intense" is scheduled for May 9.

About The Forum:
The Forum, presented by Chase, underwent a reinvention that has created a
thriving venue for both artists and music fans. The Forum opens on January 15
as the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus
on music and entertainment. Architecturally, the interior of the bowl has been
completely modernized and features flexible seating, ranging from 17,500 seats
to 8,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of events. In
addition to completely refurbished concourses, fans will enjoy approximately
8,000 square feet of new event level hospitality offerings, including food and
beverage, merchandise and bathrooms. A tinted glass wall separates this
concession area from the arena; ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the
performance. Additionally, the Forum will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience
for artists thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and
state-of-the-art facilities. The new Forum was designed with artists in mind
and includes seven, star-caliber dressing rooms that feature upgraded
amenities, providing an unparalleled experience for all entertainers and

About The Madison Square Garden Company:
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully-integrated sports, media and
entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments:
MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned
to work together to drive the Company's overall business, which is built on a
foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates,
produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and
other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports
franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New
York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also
features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including
professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is
a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution
platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG
Media's television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network
and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks; and Fuse, a national
television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks also include
high-definition channels, MSG HD and MSG+ HD, and Fuse includes its
high-definition channel, Fuse HD. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's
leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or
presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts
other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special
events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of
Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music
Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and
the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at

About Levy Restaurants:
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of
America's fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies,
and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was named
one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company
magazine. The company's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants
such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia in Chicago, Fulton's Crab House,
Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned
sports and entertainment venues like Wrigley Field in Chicago, Churchill Downs
in Louisville, the Forum in Inglewood, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, American
Airlines Arena in Miami, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and events including the
Super Bowl, World Series, U. S. Open, Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA All-Star
Games and the GRAMMY® Awards. For details, visit

SOURCE The Madison Square Garden Company

Contact: Owen Donnelly, Finn Partners for Levy Restaurants, +1-312-329-3910, or Local Media, Steve Sugerman, +1-310-974-6680, or Randy James, +1-310-974-6680,, or Entertainment Media, Larry Solters,
+1-818-761-6100, or Erik Stein, +1-818-761-4645,
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