The NBA All-Star Game (and Slam Dunk Contest, and Michael Rapaport-starring Celebrity Game...) is headed to New York this weekend, and to celebrate, the Brooklyn Nets have unleashed what they're calling "All-Star Taste": a cornucopia of dishes, each representing a different NBA city.
The fare will be available at All-Star events from the 13th-15th, but if you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets, fret not: the All-Star Taste Truck hit the NY streets today, on 47th St between 6th and 7th Aves (where it'll stay 'til it runs out). After that, everything'll be available inside Barclays Center -- though they've hinted at potentially keeping the most popular ones around after the All-Star Game.
Anyway, in order to make your decision easier, we conducted dutiful research (read: ate enough to not be able to dunk on an 8ft rim), and listed out our favorites below.
Ignite Bites (Phoenix Suns)
Spicy habanero popcorn chicken bites served with buttermilk agave dip
Thrillist knows full well that Phoenix is a total sleeper city for food, but these fiery chunks of fried chicken will handle waking you up. The accompanying dip soothes the tongue, and the ranch-like cream sauce is actually made from the same plant responsible for tequila.