UNION SQUARE — Get a taste of tennis next week when the US Open launches a food truck offering free samples of lobster rolls, sliders and tacos.
The food truck — which will stop at Madison Square Park, Union Square and Bryant Park from Aug. 11 to 13 — will serve previews of dishes that will be offered at the US Open later this month, the United States Tennis Association announced.
“During the US Open we have a huge, robust food and dining program,” said Trina Singian, a spokeswoman for the USTA.
“We want to get people excited about the US Open and offer a taste of the food that will be available during the time of the tournament.”
The free samples include the US Open’s signature lobster roll, chef David Burke’s filet sliders, a farm-to-fork chicken sandwich, a meatball slider, Hill Country’s brisket and chef Richard Sandoval’s steak tacos.
The truck will rotate the menu each day, offering three items at each stop. The food will be smaller than the full size offered at the US Open, but will be bigger than bite-size, Singian said.
Food will be available while supplies last, she added.
Giveaways and a special Ticketmaster discount code for US Open tickets will also be available to those who stop by the truck. The tournament runs from Aug. 25 through Sept. 8 this year.
The truck will stop in Madison Square Park at noon on Aug. 11, Union Square Park at noon on Aug. 12 and Bryant Park at 5 p.m. on Aug. 13.