QUEENS, NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The US Open returns to Flushing Meadows subsequent week and followers shall be making their manner again to the stands for the primary time since 2019. Whereas followers will be capable of watch among the finest tennis gamers on this planet like Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, they may also be capable of eat meals from among the finest cooks on this planet.
Award-winning chef and Discipline Journey restaurant proprietor JJ Johnson is again on the US Open for the third time. Johnson is understood for his well-known mantra that “rice is tradition” and his eating places in Harlem, Lengthy Island Metropolis and Manhattan are tremendous fashionable due to the range of rice bowls that his eating places supply. CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith chatted with Johnson about what followers can count on from him this yr, why rice is tradition and what it’s been wish to be a chef through the world pandemic.
“The US Open is again and coming again sturdy,” stated Johnson. “To convey our meals again to the US Open means quite a bit. For meals and scrumptious meals in stadiums, the US Open is the premier of all of it. And now we have Discipline Journey right here with heirloom rice grains and one thing higher for you within the stadium. We’re providing you with this tremendous excessive finish product, in a meals courtroom, that’s actually good. It will get no higher and it’s the similar meals you’d see for those who have been sitting down at a restaurant. It’s good for everyone, it’s a worldwide method and everybody who’s strolling out and in of the stadium can get Discipline Journey.”
Johnson and his workforce shall be getting ready scrumptious choices equivalent to a Rooster Bowl with crispy fried or grilled hen, a Braised Beef Bowl with Texas Brown Rice, a Veggie Bowl with Jollof Basmati Rice and a model new bowl known as the Cornmeal Crusted Cod with herbed rice and tartar sauce.
“We’re even bringing our rice krispie treats from Harlem,” stated Johnson. “It’s going to be actually good. That is our third yr on the US Open and yearly we return and reengineer what we expect is lacking. It’s not simply tennis competitors, it’s meals competitors. All of us cooks are competing in opposition to one another for who’s placing out one of the best dish. After I come to the US Open, I’m pondering I would like some fried fish as a result of it’s heat exterior and I would like that with a pleasant chilly beer. That’s why we introduced the Cornmeal Crusted Fish and it’s additionally gluten-free. Lots of people are on the lookout for gluten-free choices.”
Discipline Journey is a gluten-free and nut-free stand and the meals shall be obtainable when the US Open kicks off on Monday, August 30 in Queens.
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