Sometimes, for lack of anything better to do, I sit around and wonder what concessions are like in arenas other than the one NBA arena that I’ve had the luxury of consuming concessions in, the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
Actually, I ate concessions at the Bradley Center too. RIP that ugly concrete eyesore.
I’m guessing that there is definitely a churro stand in the AT&T center. There just has to be. And of course, there’s all your normal stuff: popcorn, mini-donuts, pretzels (the big kind that you dip in mustard, not the crappy little crispy ones), burgers, mini-donuts, Dippin’ Dots, hot dogs, pizza, beer, soda, mini-donuts, etc. Since it’s San Antonio, there’s probably a place to get street-style tacos, and also a place to get “fancier” Tex-Mex food like plates of enchiladas with rice and beans.
What my real question is, does the arena do anything special to honor Patty Mills’ Australian heritage? Mills has been on the team for a long time, like, almost a decade, so if they were going to honor any player by making the cuisine of his homeland widely available, it would be him. My knowledge of Australian cuisine is non-existent (I hope they don’t eat wallabies) but my knowledge of what Americans THINK comprises Australian cuisine is a bit more complete. They drink beer. They have shrimp on the barbie. They are big on mutton. Or is that New Zealand? Beef is probably a staple meat as well. Um…that’s all I can think of.
Does anything grow in Australia or is it all desert? Do they have a vegetable that they’re particularly fond of? Vegemite doesn’t count. Tim Tams don’t count either. Tim Tams are gross.
So maybe there isn’t an Australian food place at the Spurs’ arena. But if somebody wants to pay me to take a flight there and check the situation out for myself, I wouldn’t say no.