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Where to find the best food served at the U.S. Open

From fine dining to food trucks, The U.S. Open is serving up some great dishes this year.

Tennis may come second to the culinary options in 2015, with celebrity chefs, local ingredients and plenty of wine in tow to keep fans well-satiated in between matches.

700,000 tennis fans are heading to the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing this week along with over 12,000 pounds of Jersey tomatoes, 4,230 pounds of salad greens from Long Island and 7.5 tons of shrimp, crab and lobster.

The USTA tries to limit the ecological impact of all this food, recycling gallons of leftover cooking grease, composting 240 tons of waste and collecting unsold food to donate to the community.

While you watch the tennis pros compete for glory, eat your way through the tournament with our top food picks!

Sushi by Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto's sushi will be served at ACES in
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Morimoto's sushi will be served at ACES in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Iron Chef says he's a big tennis fan and this will make his sixth year cooking at the Open. If you want to eat like a tennis champ, Morimoto said that Serena Williams is a fan of hand rolls, her favorite being spicy crab and cucumber and salmon in cucumber. "This is my favorite event in the world," Morimoto said Thursday of the U.S. Open.

Homemade Pasta by Chef Michael White

New to the U.S. Open is Michael White's
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New to the U.S. Open is Michael White's satellite location of Costata, the trendy SoHo steakhouse by a chef perhaps best known for his pastas. Dishes will include the signature 40 oz. Tomahawk steak as well as pastas from White's other restaurants, including Ai FIori's tortelli with black truffle and Marea's black ink casarecci with seafood.

Baja Fish Tacos and Steak Salad by Richard Sandoval

Former tennis pro turned New York chef and
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Former tennis pro turned New York chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval is bringing new Mexican-inspired items to Maya in the U.S. Open Food Village and the Club Level. Enjoy seared baja fish, grilled steak and chicken tacos.

Morris Grilled Cheese Truck

Back for its second year at the U.S.
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Back for its second year at the U.S. Open, Morris will be serving up grilled-to-order sandwiches including their special Delicate Grilled Cheese featuring truffle cheese, truffle butter and caramelized shallots. Make your sandwich fancy -- this is tennis!

Chef Tony Mantuano's WIne Bar

Chef Tony Mantuano, of Chicago's Spiaggia, has been
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Chef Tony Mantuano, of Chicago's Spiaggia, has been called the "favorite chef" of President Barack Obama. New to the USTA this year is his wine bar on the south plaza, at which he recommends pairing rose with pretty much everything. You're not going to want to miss a garlicky shrimp dish set on fire with ouzo. Another new wine bar on the club level serves pizzas with a "perfect crust" -- don't worry, it's not Chicago-style deep dish, Mantuano assures Chicagoans don't love it as much as you'd think.

HIll Country Fried Chicken Sandwich

In what has been dubbed the Summer of
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In what has been dubbed the Summer of Fried Chicken by many a food blog, it seems only necessary to indulge in a great chicken sandwich at one of the major sporting events of the summer. Hill Country's sandwich is extra crisp, juicy and served with pickles on a potato bun. Yum!

USTA Lobster Roll

The score is always love-love for the USTA's
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The score is always love-love for the USTA's signature lobster roll. Find the meaty, lobster-packed roll served on a soft bun at the Food Village.

Juice Press

Refuel like an athlete, or a healthy person,
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Refuel like an athlete, or a healthy person, with fruit and veggie juices from Juice Press. Bottled juices and smoothies will include Watermelon, Coco-V, Fountain of Youth and Clean Green Protein, which will be sold around the stadium and provided in the U.S. Open Player Dining area. Your backhand may not rival a tennis champ's but you can drink the same juice.

Lavazza Coffee

Don't forget to caffeinate. Lavazza will have coffee
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Don't forget to caffeinate. Lavazza will have coffee shops set up in the Food Village, South Plaza and other eateries throughout the stadium. There's nothing like a branded cappuccino to sip during a sporting event.

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