Fans at home will be watching the NBA All-Star weekend of events, including the dunk contest, the skills contest, the celebrity game, and the big all-star game on Sunday, on their TV screens. However, those lucky fans that are taking in the game firsthand will have an amazing menu to choose from when it comes to eating during the game.
Guests at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will enjoy authentic Southwest flavors at the Toyota Center courtesy of Rockets’ executive chef Eddie Romero and his all-star chef pals.
With a selection that boasts slow-cooked BBQ, fresh, savory seafood straight from the Gulf, and lively and fiery Tex Mex dishes, the menu highlights bold and traditional Texan cuisine.
From lobster to a candy station, there’s something spectacular for everyone during the NBA’s biggest weekend:
Here’s what to expect from this year’s NBA All-Star Game Menu:
• Bacardi Limón Gulf Shrimp & Lobster Ceviche: Chunks of sweet lobster and poached Gulf shrimp in cocktail sauce with diced tomatoes, drizzled with Bacardi Limón, and topped with crispy tortillas
• BBQ Brisket Stack: Slab of sweet cornbread, slow-smoked brisket, spicy homemade BBQ sauce, topped with creamy jalapeño cilantro slaw
• Giant Texas Cheesesteak: Topped with red jalapeños, Pepper Jack cheese, BBQ aioli, and homemade BBQ potato chips
• Pan-Seared Gulf Shrimp Tacos: Warm corn tortillas, chile de arbol sauce, and scallion jalapeño slaw
• Shortrib Nachos: Short ibs smoked for 17-hours, sharp Cheddar, fresco, and Jack cheeses with fresh jalapeños, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and pepperoncini
• Super Nacho Surf N’ Turf: Big enough for two and topped with lobster and rib-eye Texas chili, homemade seafood bisque cheese sauce, sour cream, cilantro crème, and green onions
• Texas BBQ Bacon Foot-Long Hot Dog: Foot-long dog with avocado pico, smoked bacon, and pickled candied jalapeños
• Candy Shoppe: Nostalgic candy available by the quarter-pound, and frothy, delectable root beer floats
The Cantina will be serving up:
• Homemade Green Chicken Tamales: Salsa roja, sour cream, queso fresco, cilantro, and blue corn tortilla hay
• Texas Steak Chili Bowl: Rustic bread bowl, sour cream, sharp Cheddar cheese and chives
• Craft Beers From Mexico and Texas: Corona, Dos XX, Indio, and Modelo from Mexico; Lone Star, Rahr and Sons, Shiner, and Seigenbock from Texas
• Hand-Shaken Margaritas: Watermelon Rita and traditional lime
Stand 115 will feature Houston’s biggest culinary all-stars preparing the dishes that made them famous:
• Chef Hugo Ortega’s Chile Relleno: Stuffed poblano pepper with roasted chicken and asadero cheese, topped with pipián verde and served with arroz Mexicano
• Chef Chris Shepherd’s Famous Pork Belly: Slow-roasted pork belly, steamed buns with hoisin sauce and cucumber salad