The new East Terrace boasts three new eatery-style concepts, while traditional concession stands in the area will begin serving a Metro Detroit staple.
MAPLEWOOD BARBECUE: This communal, rustic dining area is a perfect gathering place to dine with clients, friends, family or fellow fans.
o The main anchor of the new East Terrace, Maplewood Barbecue serves up house-smoked favorites using The Palace’s proprietary blend of wood, spices and sauces.
o Guests will be able to customize their prime rib, pork belly or chicken sliders with three distinct sauces (bourbon, Carolina, sweet & spicy), hand-crafted by Street Eats in Hamtramck, MI.
o Meals come with traditional southern sides, such as collard greens and country baked beans, and finished with southern-inspired desert options, such as sweet potato pie or fried apple pie.
o Maplewood’s 30-foot bar welcomes guests to pull up a stool and select from a distinctive collection of 16 bourbons and whiskeys that perfectly pair with the southern inspired menu. Select a traditional pour, or try one of three exclusive craft cocktails: a whiskey and bourbon smash, smoky Manhattan or an Old Fashioned with a twist.
EASTSIDE TACOS: Zip into Eastside Tacos for a quick bite or sit down for a fiesta that will leave you craving more.
o From the streets of Detroit’s famous Mexican Town, to the concourse of 6 Championship Drive, Eastside Tacos serves authentic Mexican flavors and tortillas fresh off the griddle with the same street-taco flair.
o The menu features fresh, simple ingredients from Mexico’s Riviera Maya that inspired Palace Executive Chef Lamar Nolden to create a street style menu that pairs bold flavors with warm tortillas. Choose from a wide variety of taco options – from roasted pork carnitas to grilled shrimp and veggies. Traditional Mexican accoutrements including pico de gallo, avocado salsa and charred tomato salsa accompany all tacos and bowls.
o Craving a crunch? The warm chilaquiles, or nachos as we commonly describe them, are a wonderful side or as a meal and are served with hot tomato salsa, fresh corn and queso cotija.
o Quench your thirst with Mexican beers, or keep it cool with “The Perfect Margarita” and “The Paloma.” For soda fans, we’re offering a full line of Mexico’s favorites – Mexican Coke, Mexican Sprite, Mexican Fanta Grape and Manzana soda flavors.
THE LINKERY: Handcrafted artisan sausages and rolls make The Linkery the place for an upscale twist on traditional game-night eats.
o At The Linkery, Palace Executive Chef Lamar Nolden takes the classic experience of a sausage and a beer to a whole new level sourcing locally made sausages and rolls using the Palace’s recipes.
o With local Metro Detroit partners, The Palace includes delicious options of smoked kielbasa from Dearborn Sausage Company of Detroit, spicy chicken sausage from Corridor Sausage Company in Eastern Market, and special hot links from Alexander Hornung of St. Clair Shores.
o Found at no other sports arena, Linkery guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate sausage side – duck fat fries. Frying in duck fat provides a cleaner taste, crisper texture and richness on the palate. For those looking for lighter fare, jalapeno slaw, white bean and kale salad and slow cooked pinto beans with chorizo and pickled onions round out the sides.
o Thirsty? Local and national craft beers and a host of domestic options combine to make the perfect beverage pairing for any sausage. Chalk board menus will display the featured craft beers each event night and highlight pairings for each sausage.
PISTONS CONEYS: The Palace East Terrace brings a Michigan tradition to life with the introduction of “Pistons Coneys” at traditional concession stands located in the area.
o Locally sourced Koegel links are smothered in traditional Coney sauce and topped with minced onion and yellow mustard. It’s a taste that marries two great traditions – Michigan eats and Detroit Basketball.