Patrick Mulvaney, of Mulvaney’s B&L Restaurant is a proud Sacramentan whose cooking career has spanned five time zones. In 2001 he began Culinary Specialists, a catering company, opening Mulvaney’s B&L in 2006 and adding Next Door in 2008 where he continues to share his love of the bounty of California. The proximity to farmers and the abundance they produce fuels both the creative spirits of his team and the appetites of his guests. The restaurant received l’Assiette Michelin in the first ever California Michelin Guide in 2019.
In 2018 in the face of too many restaurant people dying too soon Patrick and his wife, Bobbin, reached out to health care companies and others. The result is I Got Your Back (igotyourback.info), a peer support program with online resources to help those facing mental health challenges. The program is now being piloted in 22 Sacramento area restaurants with an expectation for expansion state wide and beyond in the fall.
The Building & Loan takes its name from the famous Frank Capra film because for a chef living in the Central Valley it truly is a wonderful life. The B&L operates from the historic Engine Co. 3 firehouse at 1215 19th Street in Sacramento.