Pru Center formally announces restaurant lineup

Eric Strauss//October 6, 2014//

Pru Center formally announces restaurant lineup

Eric Strauss//October 6, 2014//

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The Prudential Center and partner Legends Hospitality on Monday formally unveiled the Newark arena’s new lineup of restaurants, which will debut Saturday, Oct. 18, in time for the New Jersey Devils’ regular season home opener.The food choices are based on the concept of “Born & Bread,” focused on locally sourced, high-quality New Jersey food, according to a Prudential Center news release.

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For instance, a pair of New Jersey-born chefs, David Burke and Mike Isabella, will each have two dining options located at the arena.

Burke will debut two original concepts, with Angry Taco offering Mexican cuisine in the arena’s Fire Club and Burke’s Bacon Bar offering bacon-centric options in the arena’s Ice Bar.

Isabella, meanwhile, will base his two locations on his popular Washington, D.C., restaurants, Graffiato and G by Mike Isabella. The Fire Club location is called G Pizza, while the Ice Club location is called G Sandwich.

Other eating options at the Prudential Center will include some distinctive New Jersey culinary experiences:

  • The Ryland Inn, a popular New Jersey dining destination, will take over the arena’s main restaurant with The Ryland Inn at The Rock.
  • Tony Baloney’s, known for its Atlantic City food truck Mustache Mobile, will bring subs and cheesesteaks to a number of main- and upper-concourse locations.
  • The Jersey Diner will offer the look and feel of a signature state diner, with classic diner-style options such as disco fries.
  • The Ironbound District honors the Newark neighborhood that is home to the arena, featuring Brazilian and Portuguese favorites.
  • Boardwalk on the upper concourse will bring a touch of the Jersey Shore to the city, with classic items such as saltwater taffy.


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