Dish of the Day: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 /by
Photo by Andrew Friedman
Photo by Andrew Friedman

Day 10: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Where: Heineken Red Star Café
Cost: $17

The Heineken Red Star Cafe, just outside Arthur Ashe Stadium on the South Plaza, underwent a major expansion last year; it now sits atop a gargantuan retail store. The larger digs provide enough space for table seating and service, and there's a small menu of beer-appropriate food such as a half-pound cheeseburger by celebrity butchery Pat La Freida ($17, with fries), housemade guacamole with tortilla chips and tomato salsa ($12), and a lobster roll ($28, with fries… that’s not a typo). There’s also a variation on buffalo chicken wings, this sandwich of stewed chicken in a spicy honey buffalo sauce, topped with bleu cheese and served with waffle fries ($17).

Click here for more Dishes of the Day from the 2013 U.S. Open.

In addition to his duties as an editor at-large for TENNIS, Andrew Friedman writes about food, chefs, and the restaurant industry. He has written or co-written more than 25 chef-focused books and cookbooks and chronicles his travels in the culinary world on his website, Toqueland.

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