As a die hard Knicks fan and a wannabe foodie, I heard some very cool news today. As most New Yorkers know, Madison Square Garden has undergone a huge renovation, to the tune of 850 mil, over the past 5 months. To say this was needed would be an understatement. MSG was beginning to rival the old Shea Stadium for its overall shittyness. I have been to a couple of those last Knick games of the season, the ones where Dolan in an attempt to give back to the fans after putting out such a crap team on the court all season long, rewards the fans in attendance with free food at the garden for the night. A nice gesture one would think, but since the food is so awful at the Garden, we would all leave the game sicker than we would have felt by just watching the Knicks lose for the 50th time that season. After seeing the Yankees and Mets both step their respective food games up upon opening their new stadiums, it’s about time the Knicks, in the heart of NYC, took their food game up a few notches at the Garden. According to the NY Times, here is what they say we should expect:
Sausage Boss by Andrew Carmellini is one of four new concessions that high-end restaurateurs have created to serve mainstream food at the 43-year-old arena.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten will offer Simply Chicken, Drew Nieporent will serve up burgers at Daily Burger and Jeremy Marshall of Aquagrill will open Lobster and Shrimp Roll, which pretty much describes his fare.
Also coming will be pastrami, corned beef and knishes from the Carnegie Deli; chopped brisket — and hand-carved prime rib — sandwiches from Hill Country; kosher food from Carlos & Gabby’s; a gluten-free concession; and desserts from Magnolia Bakery.
Now don’t be mistaken, it’s not going to be cheap to enjoy a nice Lobster roll or Brisket sandwich at the game. But go big or go home right. If you’re gonna go to the game, do it proper. And while you’re at it, you might want to rock these new kicks I found as well. The NIKE Spike Lee jointzzzz!