October 4, 2011

Madison Square Garden Joins Growing Number of Sports Arena with Kosher Fare

New York…For many years, the management of Madison Square Garden refused to join the other sports arenas in the New York areas by offering kosher fare to its fans despite  pleas from the loyal kosher adherents who attend, including season ticket holders to Knicks and Rangers games.  Now it appears, a renovated MSG has selected Carlos & Gabby’s to provide the kosher fare to sports fans. That should also be good news for Knicks star Amare Stoudemire who eats kosher food. Carlos & Gabby’s is a Mexican glatt kosher restaurant that has made its mark in such neighborhoods as Cedarhurst, Main Street in Queens, and Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.  Adam Kay, founder of C&G and owner of the 5 Towns and Queens location, while confirming that he was indeed chosen by MSG, refused to give KosherToday any further details. But sources say that C&G will have a noticeable presence along with other new food vendors at the $850 million renovated arena. It appears that the MSG management finally recognized that it was the only arena in the area not to provide the kosher fare. In addition to Yankee Stadium and Citifield, kosher food is available at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Prudential Center in Newark, NJ (New Jersey Devils – Hockey – NHL), Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, (Brooklyn Cyclones) , Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ (New Jersey Nets – Basketball – NBA), and Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (New York Giants / New York Jets – Football – NFL). Kosher food is also available in major sports arenas in Philadelphia, Baltimore,  Washington DC,  Miami, Toronto, and Boston. The Miami Herald recently featured a front-page story on the regular “minyan” during the Florida Marlins home games at the kosher stand.