Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri, and Jose Garces, three hometown restaurant giants, open food concessions as part of the arena’s renovation.
Three Philadelphia restaurant giants — Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri, and Jose Garces — will be part of the action starting this season on the club level of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.
The club level’s $50 million improvements is part of $350 million in renovations that will be unveiled to the public Thursday, Oct. 13 in time for the launch of the Flyers’ and Sixers’ preseasons. Besides the food, there are a huge 4K scoreboard system and a ventilation system that replaces all the air in the building every 30 minutes.
Starr, Vetri, and Garces are working with Aramark Sports & Entertainment, the arena’s concessionaire. Starr’s contribution is a high-end tavern called Adrian — fittingly named after Talia Shire’s character in Rocky — a 300-seat restaurant that overlooks the arena floor. It previously was The Grille. David Rockwell, a frequent Starr collaborator, designed it with deep-red banquettes and photos of iconic Philadelphia sports events and arena performers over the years. Menu includes a 48-ounce steak, jumbo prawns, French onion soup, and Caesar salads; prices were not available Tuesday.
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