Barclays Center Brooklyn Taste Program Will Now Feature 55 Brooklyn-Based Vendors
Oct 28, 2013 03:26 PM EDT | By Dina Exil
The Barclays Center has some new culinary attractions.
The newly constructed arena has expanded its Brooklyn Taste food program to 55 Brooklyn-based vendors, just in time for the Nets' Nov. 1 home opener, according to the New York Daily News.
"Everything is made to order, it's fresh, some of it's organic," Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark said. "It's truly a culinary experience for anyone that comes into the building. This year we wanted to build on that."
According to the Daily News, veterans vendors like L&B Spumoni Gardens' popular Bensonhurst pizza, Brooklyn Bangers' beef brisket hot dogs and Blue Marble Ice Cream have become the main attractions to the program.
"We want people to come in and taste the best of Brooklyn," Yormark said. "Wherever they sit, we want them to be treated like celebrities, whether they're in a $15 seat or a $1,500 seat."
Lisa Brefere, Barclays food guru and Levy Restaurants, the arena's food operator, have worked to include new vendors and selections to bring "Brooklyn pride to the palates of hungry ticket-holders."
Lucky's Real Tomatoes, a 30-year-old Greenpoint-based tomato purveyor, has a new stand in the upper pavilion. Other vendors include The Chocolate Room, Sugar Factory and Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie.
Paisanos Meat Market of Carroll Gardens will debut a six-inch Paisano Hero, sliced prosciutto, sharp provolone, dried cured salami, roasted red peppers, on ciabatta bread, which will cost about $14, the Daily News reported.
The Junior's concession stand on Sixth Avenue will depute a duo of corned beef and pastrami sandwiches made with mini onion rolls, which will cost $15.50.
"Wherever they sit, we want them to be treated like celebrities, whether they're in a $15 seat or a $1,500 seat," Yormark said.
Other sweet newcomers include Red Hook's Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie served on Suite Level A and B, frozen yogurt shop Let's YO! on Flatbush Ave. and Sugar Factory, slated to open in mid-December on the Sixth Ave. side of the arena.
March 2 is the first official day that multinational coffee chain Starbucks is serving its new dairy-free coffee drinks, and one of them, the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso has caught the eyes and palate of health buffs.