Monday, August 26, 2013

What to Eat on Your Way (or during) the U.S. Open

U.S. Open Tennis, my favorite sporting event is here, and the best part is that it takes place in Queens.  I was happy to attend the Qualifying Tournament this past Friday, which gave me a nice preview of things to come.  Excited to return to the Open next week, I've been scoping out some yummy things you can get your hands on in and outside of the tournament's grounds.

Hill Country BBQ - Excited to see this popular BBQ haven make its debut at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, you can now get your fix of brisket, turkey, sausage and other BBQ yummies.  The best part for me was seeing their lovely miniature pies in pretty glass display cases, with flavors ranging from Double Cherry to Bourbon Pecan.  

Tortilleria Nixtamal - Located just two stops away on the 7 train from Mets-Willets Point, Nixtamal is a great place to stop in for lunch or an early dinner before the matches.  Not only is it absolutely delicious--the tamales being my favorite in Queens--the prices are wallet friendly as well, and overall it's a real steal compared to what you'll pay inside the stadium.  104-05 47th Avenue, Corona.  718.699.2434

Jahn's - If your'e in the mood for a little sweet something after a tennis win, I highly encourage you to stop in at Jahn's for a victory sundae.  They have over 30 different varieties of old fashioned sundaes including fruit based sundaes, "large tummy ticklers" and even the master of all sundaes called the Kitchen Sink.  Jahn's is pretty accessible to the 7 train, just 5 stops away from Mets-Willets Point.  81-04 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights.  718.651.0700 

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