Food For Thought — August 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

What To Eat at This Year’s US Open

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Every year, the US Open brings flocks of people to Queens to see the best of the best duke it out on the courts. But while all the rallies and backswings are heating up the courts, the many food vendors are also duking it out in the stands to give guests the best food at the open. Touted as one of the biggest and most beloved of food experiences, the US Open is known for being one of the world’s best culinary events of the year.

As always, the US Open has teamed up with an impressive roster of celebrity chefs to bring attendees the top notch cuisine they have grown accustomed to. Chefs Masharu Morimoto, Tony Mantuano, Richard Sandoval, Ed Brown, and Michael White comprise the team under Jim Abbey, who serves as Regional Executive Chef of Levy Restaurants and has supervised the culinary operations at the Open since 2006.

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Familiar names may stand out, with favorites like Hill Country Barbecue, Costata, Sweet Chili Food Truck, and more dishing out food. Lucky for you, we tried literally all of it (just about), so you don’t have to. You might want to, though. Basically, we’re here to tell you what to keep your eyes peeled for!

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US Open Signature Lobster Roll – Yea, there’s a reason it’s the signature. This lobster roll is packed with lobster meat and you won’t be mad if you scarf one (or two) down.

Honey Chili Pork – Brought to you by Sweet Chili Food Truck, this dish, comprised of pork belly, cilantro and sriracha has just the right amount of spice, a bit of sweetness, and that tasty pork belly taste we all love.

Char Grilled Tuna – If you head to Aces, you will find many appetizing dishes, including this one, which comes with pickled ginger and mango relish. For something a little fancier, this is the way to go.

Marea’s Lobster Burrata – A unique combo at Champions Bar & Grill, the chilled lobster, combined with pickled eggplant and basil, atop fresh burrata hits all the right spots. Where else can you get your cheese and lobster fix all in one go?

Fried Chicken Sandwich – Hill Country Barbecue’s saltine crusted friend chicken is no laughing matter. For those looking for a good hearty meal, this sandwich will do the trick.

Cassarecci – If pasta is what you’re craving, Champions Bar & Grill is serving squid ink pasta with shrimp, scallops, squid, and mollica, that has a bit of crunch on top for bonus added texture.

Flaming Ouzo Shrimp – Wine Bar Food by Tony Mantuano will give you a taste of this treat, which takes its name quite literally — the shrimp is actually set on fire!

Original Grilled Cheese – For either the little ones or the big ones, Morris Grilled Cheese Truck’s New York cheddar and New Hampshire Landaff sandwich is a great comfort food, should your favorite player not be doing so well.

Banana Nutella Crepe – The name obviously speaks for itself, but Crepes is serving…crepes. And this one makes for the perfect end to your day!

The US Open runs from August 31st through September 13th, so make sure to roam around and try as many dishes as you can get your hands on!

Twisted Talk: Have you been to the US Open before? What do you usually eat there? Share your favorites with us below!

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