MSG’s New Superstar Food Roster Unfazed by Potential NBA Lockout

Feed him the rock.
Feed him the rock. Photo: Patrick McMullan

At a press preview yesterday for Madison Square Garden’s recently overhauled concession operations, we asked some of the bold-face names that will be operating stands this fall what they thought of the looming NBA lockout. Drew Nieporent, who will be slinging bacon-jam-topped patties at Daily Burger, said only that he hopes there will be a season. Jean-Georges Vongerichten (opening Simply Chicken) agreed, adding that the “fast-paced game” appealed to him, since he’s a “fast-paced guy.” And what about Sausage Boss operator Andrew Carmellini? “The lockout’s bad for sports, but I try not to pay attention,” he told us. “It’s the strategy of the game, not the politics, [that] I like.”

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