The U.S. Open is most-attended annual sporting event in the world. Along with watching tennis, that means people eat a lot of food.

Every year, the U.S. Open gathers some of the most skilled chefs in the world. The 2015 edition features returning celebrities Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, James Beard award winner Tony Mantuano and Richard Sandoval. Also joining the crew are Michelin star chefs Michael White and Ed Brown.

Before the U.S. Open, ThePostGame tried some of the culinary items to be served on the grounds in Flushing Meadows. Here are the highlights (including the new dishes) from the U.S. Food Open Tasting, capturing the "Flavor of the Open."

By Bridget Creel
The Daily Meal

When it comes to drinking beer, you are usually measuring a lot more than just the alcohol content. Beer tends to contain plenty of calories and carbohydrates, which are off limits to people trying to lose weight. With that being said, beggars can be choosers when it comes to finding the healthiest light beer options, and there are some beers that will not hurt your waistline as much as you'd think. With beers, you will have to decide which you’d rather avoid: calories or carbohydrates.

If you are drinking for a mission, these beers may not be for you. Lights beers typically have a lower alcohol percentage, so be sure you know your motivation before drinking your calories. It will defeat the purpose if you have to drink several light beers to get the same feeling as you would from one regular beer.

Similar to wine, beer -- in moderation -- can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight or not, you should monitor your alcohol consumption during a tailgate. "Drink a glass of water or two in between alcoholic beverages to stay hydrated," says Lori Zanini, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “[and] moderate the number of drinks you have."

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Do you like eating cheeseburgers, bacon, sausage, buffalo wings, crab dip, onion rings and pretzel rolls? Do you have trouble choosing which of these to pick from?

The Baltimore Ravens are doing you a favor and putting them all together. The Tailgater Burger, made with concessions partner Aramark, features a grass-fed beef patty with American cheese, applewood bacon, kielbasa sausage, Maryland crab dip and beer battered onion rings on a pretzel roll. The Buffalo Wings are placed on top, allowing hot sauce to ooze down the burger.

Tailgater Burger

The sandwich will be sold for $18 at M&T Bank Stadium's concession stand 152, stationed on the lower level. Although $18 is more than a standard burger, all that meat could give the price value. This burger screams, "Joe Flacco is elite!"

Ravens fans will have to salivate over pictures for another few weeks. The Ravens open the season with two road games before the home opener Sept. 27 against the Bengals.

In other news, there is a new balsamic roasted Portobello mushroom sandwich for Baltimore fans unwilling to test the Tailgater Burger.

Rizzo GIF

The Cubs are young. Names like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have not been around that long.

The North Siders play like youth. They are exciting and have fun. And they have snack time.

There is Rizzo passing out orange slices to the Cubs like it is a Little League game. Maybe he was just nostalgic after watching the Little League World Series for two weeks.

Of course Joe Maddon takes an orange slice like a volunteer Little League coach happy to mentor some kids. If Billy Martin let something like this happen in the 1970s, George Steinbrenner would have exiled him from New York City.

Rizzo hit his 27th home run of the season, but the Cubs lost the Wednesday matinee to the Reds, 7-4. In other news, the Cubs went 19-9 in August, have a 6.5 games lead for the National League's final Wild Card berth, and at 75-57, the team already has its highest win total since 2010 when it went 75-87. Barring a 30-game losing streak, the Cubs should do better than that in 2015.

Anthony Rizzo And Joe Maddon

Rizzo is also batting .282 with 79 RBI, putting him in the NL MVP conversation. Maddon is a favorite for NL Manager of the Year. Bryant is the frontrunner for the NL Rookie of the Year Award with an average of .269, 22 home runs and 84 RBI.

The Cubs are chasing their first postseason appearance since 2008. Maddon's first year has been sweet like citrus.

Joe Barry

Joe Barry loves a good cup of coffee. But he doesn't stop there -- he'll keep going all day long, drinking roughly 10 cups every day.

If you think that's unhealthy, Washington's defensive coordinator has a message for you: You're wrong. As he explains to ESPN, he's very confident that his habit is perfectly safe.

"Caffeine is not bad for you," Barry says. "It gets a bad rap, but as long as you're drinking water with it. ... But I don't get headaches from it.

"I probably lie a little bit when I go to the doctor. I probably say, 'Yeah, I have three cups a day.' But as long as you hydrate with it, coffee's not that bad for you."

Barry says he never drank coffee until he became a graduate assistant at USC in the 1990s. Ever since, coffee has been an occupational necessity for the defensive coordinator.

"I really can't function before I have a cup of coffee," he tells ESPN. "My alarm goes off and regardless what time I get up, the first thing I do is walk over and have a cup of coffee."

Not only that, but in between his cups of coffee he isn't opposed to taking down a Red Bull or two. And where some would recommend cutting down or quitting cold turkey, Barry isn't ready to listen.

"I would not want to try to go through a day without it, saying, 'Hey, you know what, tomorrow I'm not going to drink coffee and see how it is.' I’m not going to do that."

You see? Joe Barry is not addicted to coffee. He can quit coffee whenever he wants.

The thing is, he doesn't want to quit. And no one's going to change his mind.

During his trip to China to promote his signature line of Anta sneakers, Warriors star Klay Thompson sampled some local cuisine. In one case, it was too hot to handle. This dish was literally smoking:

But give credit to Thompson for a willingness to try. His experience with the traditional roasted duck seemed to go better:

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

He also gave it a shot speaking Chinese for a video promo:

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Last year before heading to the World Cup in Spain, Thompson was among the Team USA players who showed they could speak some Spanish:

Wheaties calls itself the "Breakfast of Champions." Usually, that means individuals need to win something to get on the box.

Leah Still, 5, did not win a Super Bowl or a World Series or any other title that comes with a ring. She will get her Wheaties cover after earning a different kind of championship: Beating cancer.


Thanks @wheatiescereal in the words straight out of Leah's mouth, this is so awesome!! #LeahStrong #StillStrong

A photo posted by Devon Still (@man_of_still75) on

In June 2014, just before her fourth birthday, Leah, the daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer that gives patients a 50-50 chance at survival.

Devon battled through training camp to try to make the 2014 Bengals. He started the season on the practice squad but made the active roster in Week 2. He had three tackles in his emotional return to an NFL field.

In March, Leah's cancer went into remission. By late July, Leah was reported to be cancer free.


Devon is back at Bengals camp this year trying to retain his place on the roster. Still had no tackles in the Bengals ' first preseason game against the Giants last Friday.

Devon's biggest victory of the summer came from the report of Leah being cancer free. The news came shortly after Leah and Devon shared the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2015 ESPY Award. So, Leah did get a little bit of hardware for her victory.

Nick Symmonds

Perhaps in an effort to break up the monotony, running events in recent years have tried out interesting wrinkles: The Color Run sprays you with paint, Tough Mudder tests your resilience.

The Beer Mile? It tests your ability to drink beer quickly, while also running quickly. Early on, it seemed like a novelty. But it quickly turned into a legitimate event.

Lance Armstrong tried the Beer Mile -- and gave up after one lap. Meanwhile, a 44-year-old mother of six set the world record in the event last year. Olympians such as American star Nick Symmonds have tried their hand at the race, and the world record continued to drop, trading hands several times as top athletes competed and succeeded.

On Saturday, the Beer Mile world championship will take place on Treasure Island, outside of San Francisco. The event is considered the greatest Beer Mile race ever run, bringing in several of the event's biggest stars, including three former world record-holders on the men's side.

And get this: The event will be broadcast on ESPN.

At major Beer Mile races, winners earn cash prizes in varying amounts -- the winner of a race in Austin, Texas, last December won $2,500, and a similar prize is expected if anyone sets a record on Saturday.

Patrick Butler, a former college cross country runner who operates BeerMile.com, is among the people who think Saturday's race could be the tipping point for a sport that is ready for national popularity.

"Eventually, when people start to grasp it, overcoming the stigma of binge drinking won't be difficult," Butler told ESPN. "There's no reason to think it couldn't end up on ESPN every year."

Stephen Curry's got an NBA championship and the most recent NBA MVP award. His wife is he host of a popular cooking show.

You might expect them to celebrate their anniversary somewhere high-class. In their eyes, that's exactly what they did. But if you guessed The French Laundry, guess again.

The Currys went to Chick-Fil-A.


Only one way to spend the 4th anniversary! It's part of our DNA. Happy Anniversary baby! #myting #4

A photo posted by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on

It's somewhat endearing that such a successful, famous, and frankly wealthy couple would choose such a humble destination for celebrating their marriage.

Then again, Stephen Curry doesn't exactly think of Chick-Fil-A as a sacrifice: he grew up on the food while growing up in North Carolina, even playing college ball in-state. He's made numerous references to Chick-Fil-A as his favorite food over the years.

The passion runs so deep that his wife slipped a chicken nuggets reference into an otherwise heartfelt tribute on Instagram:


Further evidence of the Warriors star's (unhealthy?) obsession: This video from two years ago, which shows him juggling Chick-Fil-A food while dribbling a basketball:

There's only one thing wrong with all of this: Stephen Curry needs to get paid! This guy's churning up tons of free publicity for the fast-food chain, and all for the love of the chicken sandwich.

Yes, he's a millionaire, but he's also the sixth-highest paid player on his team -- the team on which he is indisputably the best player. Between a cheap NBA salary and the loss of Chick-Fil-A millions, Curry is leaving way too much money on the table.

Get that man a Chick-Fil-A endorsement deal. Or at least some vouchers for free meals.

David Lee played a surprising role in the Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was his first championship and will surely be a highlight of the forward's career.

So, after Lee was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 27, he knew he had to thank the organization that helped him reach that pinnacle.

What better way to say thank you than in the form of a burrito?

This week, Lee sent multiple boxes of Chipotle burritos to the Warriors staff. Along with the delivery was a note that said "Thank you for all your dedication and hard work over past five seasons. It has been a tremendous honor to work for such a world-class organization."


It's the gift of all gifts. Warriors social media coordinator Julie Phayer brought us the image and informed the world that this wasn't the first burrito barrage.

Lee did the same thing during her first week at Golden State, Phayer said.


Questions remained, though: Did Lee make the ultimate sacrifice and buy everyone guac? Phayer said yes, in fact, Lee went above and beyond.


Hats off to David Lee -- not just for accepting a bench role to pave the way for Draymond Green's rise to stardom, but also for his charity when it comes to burritos. The Boston Celtics scored big by trading for him.

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