Nothing can beat watching a live sporting event. Whether you’re inside the stadium or somewhere else, watching the game can be almost as intense as playing. There’s something exciting about cheering for your favorite team or player, and nothing beats the deep emotion you feel when they are victorious.
And what would a sporting event be without great food. One of the biggest sporting events in New York this year is the U.S. Open, which runs for two weeks starting Mon, 26 August and finishing Sun, 8 September. Both inside and outside the famous tennis grounds is a long list of wonderful establishments where you can sample some of the city’s best food. Here are three places you must try if you’re watching the U.S. Open this year.
Champions Bar & Grill
Champions Bar & Grill is a U.S. Open fan favorite and is famous for its meat cuts including a clothesline of bacon. Another favorite is the Ivanaka Salad, served with your choice of shrimps, salmon or chicken. Prices range from $11 to $30 – just what you would expect from a trendy, upscale eatery that will let you watch the tournament from the comfort of the bar’s leather chairs. The Champions Bar & Grill has multiple TVs – all of which are guaranteed to play live matches during the tournament. Whether you are having a break from watching the tennis live or want to catch a game while you eat, you won’t miss a single point.
The Heineken Red Star Patio Café & Bar
The Heineken Red Star is located within the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and only available to those who are fortunate enough to get tickets to the tournament. City Guide NY recommends The Heineken Red Star Patio Café & Bar for having the best grab-and-go offerings. The recommended choices include the grilled chicken sandwich and lobster club. In its spot on the eastern patio at the center court, it now provides its customers an amazing view of the tournament grounds. It’s also one of the best places to pick up a souvenir glass to take home.
Tianjin Dumpling House
Flushing is a small neighborhood to the east of the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center and home to New York’s very own Chinatown. Tianjin Dumpling is a hidden gem in the basement of the Golden Shopping Mall, a food court located on Main Street. The place is famous for its lamb and green squash dumplings that will cost you $5 for a plate of 12. You must also try their steam buns, fried scallion cakes, and tea eggs. It’s the perfect budget-friendly place to visit in between matches. And as a bonus you will get to see part of New York’s diverse culture.
Who Will Win U.S. Open 2019?
The question on everybody’s lips (in between mouthfuls) is who will win the tournament this year. As the competition draws near many are speculating on who they think will be triumphant in this year’s tournament. The popular picks include up-and-coming Alexander Zverev and tennis veteran Serena Williams.
Zverev’s stellar performance during the 2018 ATP Finals Championship, has resulted in him being hailed as the next big thing to take over from the likes of Djokovic, and he is one of the favorites this year.
Despite failing to win her 24th Grand Slam title last year, Williams is a clear favorite to win this year’s tournament. Her success at this competition (six titles) is a big part of why Serena Williams is the fourth highest earning tennis player of all-time, and the top female earner. With 23 Grand Slams, and maybe a 24th on its way, she will certainly be the one to watch in the women’s side of the draw.
Food is a key part to enjoying a sporting experience, and as the aforementioned places show, the U.S. Open has a wide range of options for every budget. Even if your favorite players don’t win, at least your palette will.
Article specially written for foodtoeat.com
By: Chloe Violet