The best players in basketball aren't going to be the only thing on display during NBA All-Star Weekend. The best food in basketball will be, too.
Barclays Center will host the first All-Star Taste program during All-Star Weekend events at the arena Feb. 13-15. The program, which is in conjunction with Levy Restaurants and is a spin-off of Barclays Center's BrooklynTaste program, features dishes from various NBA arenas.
"We are excited to launch the first-ever All-Star Taste, a unique culinary program that is expanding on the All-Star experience like never before," Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, said in a news release. "The unparalleled BrooklynTaste was developed through our partnership with Levy and we are raising the bar again by bringing national culinary specialties together at Barclays Center."
Fans will have two chances to preview the All-Star Taste menu -- during Friday's Knicks-Nets at Barclays Center, and via a mobile food truck that will travel across the city on Feb. 9.
Below is a list -- an All-Star roster, if you will -- of the dishes in the All-Star Taste program:
BBQ Pork Banh Mi (Golden State Warriors): Smoked pork with crispy Asian slaw, glazed with Sriracha aioli and fresh cilantro.
Brown Bag Bologna Sandwich (Memphis Grizzlies): Fried thick-cut bologna on Texas toast with spicy mayo, American cheese and a dash of BBQ spice.
Butcher Burger (Nets): A signature short rib, brisket and ground beef blend burger from Brooklyn's own Paisano's.
Chicken and Biscuit (Portland Trail Blazers): Sizzling crispy chicken breast on a buttermilk biscuit, topped with zesty pickles and honey mustard.
Classic Carolina Pork BBQ (Charlotte Hornets): Southern-style pulled pork, topped with Carolina BBQ sauce, coleslaw and pickles.
Classic Cuban (Miami Heat): Smoked ham and roasted pork, topped with Swiss cheese and sweet pickles on toasted baguette.
DC Big Smoke (Washington Wizards): Half smoked sausage topped with chili and tabasco onions on a hoagie roll.
Fiery Footlong (Denver Nuggets): Spicy footlong sausage, accompanied by coleslaw and smothered in zesty BBQ sauce.
Ignite Bites (Phoenix Suns): Spicy habanero popcorn chicken bites served with buttermilk agave dip.
Juicy Lucy (Minnesota Timberwolves): Juicy burger stuffed with American cheese and topped with crispy bacon, grilled onions and secret sauce on a toasted bun.
LA Fish Tacos (Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers): Beer battered cod topped with cilantro cole slaw, pico de gallo and cilantro aioli on corn tortillas.
Mad House Burger (Chicago Bulls): Buttermilk marinated, hand-breaded crispy chicken with Southern hot sauce, topped with blue cheese slaw, secret sauce and bread & butter pickles.
Maverick Shrimp Cocktail (Dallas Mavericks): Mouthwatering poached shrimp, ripe avocado, crisp cucumber and fresh Pico de Gallo in a spicy tomato juice, topped with crispy corn tortilla strips.
Milwaukee's Best (Milwaukee Bucks): Jalapeño hot dog topped with cheese sauce and fried jalapeños.
OMG Dog (Orlando Magic): All-beef hot dog topped with onion compote, seasoned ground beef and ketchup-mayo sauce.
Pacers Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (Indiana Pacers): Two juicy pork tenderloins sandwiched between four Belgian waffles, lathered with jalapeño peach butter and homemade Rooster Sauce.
Smoked Brisket Plate (Houston Rockets): Scrumptious smoked brisket with cornbread waffles, jalapeño slaw and Cascabel pepper BBQ sauce.
Spicy Chicken Coney (Detroit Pistons): A twist on Detroit's classic Coney - crispy chicken, topped with Coney sauce, yellow mustard and crispy onions on a buttery brioche roll.
Southwest Brisket Sandwich (Phoenix Suns): Sliced brisket drizzled with a coffee BBQ sauce on a soft potato roll.
Thunderstorm Dog (Oklahoma City Thunder): Footlong spicy hot dog wrapped in bacon, topped with coleslaw, BBQ aioli and fried okra.