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Craving Great Food… At A Basketball Game?

6 Jan

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They have food other than burgers and hotdogs at a Basketball game? At the Staples Center in Los Angeles they do, and the options are a lot healthier than the usual fast food sold at the concession stands throughout the arena. My bf and I went to watch the LA Clippers vs. the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center. The last time the Warriors were in town to play the Lakers, we enjoyed eating at the restaurant located on Suite Level A and I have been craving to go back since. The restaurant and bar is The San Manuel Club, which is open to Suite and Premier Seat Holders. There are flat screen televisions throughout the restaurant and the seats in this dining area overlook the arena and court, right above the premier section, so you’re never missing a moment of the game from your table. There is an option for the chef’s buffet (which has a great selection); however, we ordered from the a la carte menu starting with the sushi sampler, spicy tuna roll, and crab cake with veggie slaw. We also shared the spinach ravioli and a side of garlic fries, and I had the lobster Cobb Salad (no bacon or beans) with “Coachella Valley” little gem lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, asparagus, chopped egg, blue cheese, avocado, and lobster tossed with tarragon ranch dressing. The San Manuel Club is so comfortable, it was easy to lounge in this area for the entire game without ever heading to our seats. The Warriors were getting blown out by the Clippers, so we left before the game was over in the 4th quarter, but the food we enjoyed at dinner was definitely a nice consolation prize. Even though the Warriors let me down tonight, the food sure didn’t.