Bucks announce new playoff menu items for Fiserv and The Mecca, including Giannis-inspired 'Greek Dog'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Bucks' first playoff game is Sunday, April 17. Fans will pack Fiserv and the Deer District to watch the world champions make a run for another Larry O' Brien trophy.
The hospitality team for the Bucks is prepping for the first two home games against the Chicago Bulls by announcing some new menu items.
If you need another reason to get excited for a Bucks playoff game, how does a Greek Dog sound? It was inspired by the "Greek Freak" with all of the traditional Greek toppings, like feta cheese, arugula, onions and peppers on top of a Klement's sausage. Giannis hasn't tried it yet, but you can starting Sunday on the main and upper concourses.
A chili dog is also on the menu at Klement's stands.
Other vendors are offering new tacos, nachos and street corn.
"In the stadium we want people to feel that they're at any restaurant in the city," said Fiserv's executive chef, Angel Otero.
The arena rolled out new menu items at the start of the season. Sharlan Edmonds, the vice president of hospitality for Fiserv and the Deer District, says the feedback has been positive.
"We started off with limited items, not knowing what supply chain was going to look like," said Edmonds. "People wanted to see more items, so we were able to add more items in, and now going into playoffs we're adding even more specialty items."
Outside of the arena, fans will also fill the entire district to watch both home and away games.
"Going for number two this year, we knew we were going to be busy regardless, but now playing the Bulls we're going to be beyond busy," said Edmonds.
The Mecca Sports Bar and Grill also announced eight new dishes that will hit the menu during the playoffs.
Plus, giveaways are planned, as well as appearances from Bango.
"Rally towels, shirts, hats, giveaways...it's going to be a real fun time," said Michael Small, the director of food & beverage operations for The Mecca.
Small recommends making a reservation early if you want a seat, because the restaurant is expecting a large crowd for all of the games.