The US Open's Signature Food Event To Feature A Star-Studded Chef Lineup

Are you a foodie who enjoys tennis? We've got the perfect event for you. Flavors of the Open, a culinary celebration that's part of the U.S. Open's Fan Week, is coming back to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on August 24. The two-hour event features an all-star lineup of celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Returning favorites Alex Guarnaschelli and David Burke (among others) will join the U.S. Open's newest chefs Kwame Onwuachi from Bravo's "Top Chef" and Melba Wilson, owner of the popular Melba's Restaurant in Harlem.

Attendees will get the chance to taste some of the dishes from on-site restaurants, but best of all, you'll watch the celebrity chefs prepare the food right in front of you. Some of those restaurants include Fare by Alex Guarnaschelli, serving a seasonal menu, and ACES, a seafood spot by Michelin-starred chef Ed Brown and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. If you like sandwiches, you'll definitely want to try the U.S. Open's signature filet mignon steak sandwich with sweet and spicy peppers from Pat LaFrieda Meat Co. According to the U.S. Open website, some of the other dishes up for sampling will include a classic New England lobster roll on a toasted potato bun from chef Josh Capon, Honeycomb Fudge Slam ice cream (an exclusive flavor by Van Leeuwen Ice Cream), and crispy chicken wing confit with Cool Ranch Dorito sauce (yum!), thanks to Ed Brown.

What to expect at Flavors of the Open

Connecting with the crowd is the name of the game, so you might finally get to ask one of your favorite chefs for cooking advice. As they offer up their culinary masterpieces to the audience, you might even have the chance to take a selfie while you enjoy a bite prepared by a celebrity. To wash it all down, there will be refreshments provided by some of the event's sponsors including Heineken, Lavazza, Maestro Dobel Tequila, and a signature Honey Deuce cocktail by Grey Goose

This event is mostly about the food (obviously) but the fun doesn't stop there. There will be a special performance and meet and greet by Bob and Mike Bryan, the celebrated brothers of doubles tennis. There will also be games, live music, and the chance to take photos with the U.S. Open Tiffany trophies. Interested in going? The event will take place on the concourse level of Louis Armstrong Stadium in Corona, Queens from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 each (plus fees) and can be purchased on TicketMaster. For that price, you'll get inside the event, general admission seating, and some of the food and drinks mentioned above. A portion of sales will be set aside for the USTA Foundation, which offers tennis educational programs to under-resourced communities across the country.