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Centerplate Marks New Basketball Season with New Menu Items for the Smoothie King Center

October 25, 2019

Fans and foodies alike to enjoy new menu additions for the exciting new Pelicans season

NEW ORLEANS, La. & STAMFORD, Conn. (October 25, 2019) – Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier entertainment venues and convention centers, today announced a slate of new menu additions to the Smoothie King Center for New Orleans Pelicans basketball games in the 2019-2020 season.

“Our team works hard all year to make the Smoothie King Center and New Orleans one of the most delicious home court dining experiences in all of basketball,” said Centerplate Executive Chef Lenny Martinsen. “The new gameday burgers, alligator sliders and other new dishes are sure to delight Pelicans fans and guests all season long.”

The menu items embody the best flavors that New Orleans famed dining scene has to offer. Chef Lenny Martinsen has compiled a food and beverage experience that is locally authentic, and appeals to all types of dietary preferences. The Centerplate dining team will work hard in the season ahead to ensure that every fan leaves the arena with a positive, memorable experience of their meal at the arena.

New burger options include:

  • Triple Stack Quick Burger with American Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Special Sauce and French Fries
  • Double Stack Quick Burger with American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Special Sauce and French Fries

New general concourse items include:

  • Zatarain’s Dixie Beer Can Chicken
  • Chicken and Sausage Pasta
  • Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw and Kettle Chips
  • Jerk Chicken Drumstick Bowl, served with Zatarain’s Caribbean Rice and Collared Greens
  • Deep Fried Alligator Po’Boy served with French Fries, with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Cajun Remoulade

New for the suite hospitality areas:

  • · Alligator Sliders with ChowChow and Cajun Remoulade served with Kettle Chips
  • Roast Beef Sandwich on a Brioche Bun with Lettuce, Tomato Swiss Cheese and Bleu Cheese Aioli (Piled High and Carved to Order)
  • Choice of Alligator Sausage or Italian Sausage, Served with Onions and Peppers on a Pistolette with Kettle Chips
  • Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese and Mustard on a Brioche Bun (Piled High and Carved to Order)

pulled pork sandwich

About Centerplate

Centerplate is a leader in live event hospitality, "Making It Better To Be There®" for more than 115 million guests each year at more than 200 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues. From hosting VIPs at the Super Bowl to super heroes at Comic Con, the company provides hospitality services to North America's premier events. A Sodexo company, Centerplate creates unique, locally-inspired menus, best-in-class guest service, and one-of-a-kind experiences backed by world-class design and insights teams. Visit the company online at Centerplate.com, connect via Twitter @centerplate, Instagram @Centerplate_ or Facebook.com/centerplate.

Media Contact

Paul Pettas, Centerplate, Communications Director Paul.Pettas@Centerplate.com

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