You don’t see people eating hot dogs while sitting courtside at the U.S. Open. That’s because there’s a foodie scene off the court that’s almost as impressive as the action itself.
Today in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall, you can taste some of the signature dishes of this year’s event, which returns to Queens’ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from Aug. 31-Sept. 13.
The U.S. Open Pop-Up Restaurant begins serving at 12:30 p.m. until all the free lobster rolls, tomato bread by Top Chef Master Tony Mantuano, chopped brisket sliders from Hill Country Barbecue, and chef Richard Sandoval’s Maya chopped salad are gone.
There will also be Lavazza coffee and, in case you haven’t found the right “Share a Coke” can, Coca-Cola will be on hand to print it.
For a more complete preview of the U.S. Open's food scene, there’s Taste of Tennis on Aug. 27, but nothing beats free — there’s a reason zero is called “love” in tennis.