What Might You Eat at a Brooklyn Nets* Game?

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This logo will soon rise over Atlantic Yards.Photo courtesy of The Nets

When the basketball arena opens on the Atlantic Yards site in 2010(ish), Nets fans can expect a mythic Brooklyn foodscape. "There will be counters and stands with knishes, pizza, hot dogs, egg creams, cheesecake the goal is really to provide a distinct Brooklyn flavor," promises arena spokesman Barry Baum. Never mind that Levy Restaurants, a Chicago-based subsidiary of a British company that plies the USTA Center in Queens, is running the concessions. (Tennis fans now enjoy such traditional Flushing dishes as Blistered Corn Soup and Pan-Seared Amish Chicken.) An on-site kitchen (and separate kosher kitchen) will maintain local flavor, promises Baum. But this being a new arena in contemporary Brooklyn, youll also find 130 catered luxury suites and six restaurants on the concourse. Restaurant tenants wont be named till next year, but Baum says to expect local Brooklyn purveyors. While we wouldnt object to resurrecting Vera Cruz, a source close to the arena suggests the no-brainers Nathans and Juniors as possible contenders. Juniors claims ignorance about the deal. While Juniors would love to be in the new Nets arena, its too early to talk about it, because they haven't said anything to us," says Junior's spokesman Bruce Bobbins. Wed like to be considered, but thats up to them. Cake Man Raven, start lobbying! Alec Appelbaum

*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the team as the New York Nets. They will be known as the Brooklyn Nets.