We've sampled our share of hotdogs and popcorn at Madison Square Garden. And while we've enjoyed them all, we wouldn't mind it if the traditional fare stepped up its game. And according to a piece that ran in The New York Times yesterday, that's exactly what's about to happen.
The paper reported that MSG is set to roll out brand new gourmet offerings when it reopens this season. Following 20 closed weeks, the mega stadium will welcome back sports fans and concert go-ers with serious foodie options. "Madison Sqaure Garden is about to unveil its new carte du jour as part of its six-year, $850 million refurbishment," says the NYT.
So what's on the menu? Four new concessions from some of the cities best-regarded chefs. Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locande Verde) will offer Sausage Boss, featuring "Schaller & Weber sausage...braised in Hoegaarden beer" on a warmed (but not toasted) potato bun. Carmellini told NYT, "The beer really makes that sausage...It's amazing how much you can taste the beer."
Other famed foodies contributing to the new arena include Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Simply Chicken, Drew Nieporent's Daily Burger and Jeremy Marshall with a Lobster and Shrimp Roll. If you're still not satisfied, you can grab some desserts from Magnolia Bakery.
The new menu won't be available until November and, while food prices have not yet been released, rumor has is that options will top out at $10.
Now if only the Knicks future looked this good. [NYT]