February 24, 2010 | 1:46pm
When Mark Twain said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled" we doubt he was thinking about the Waste Management Phoenix Open. How could he have imagined this? It's like a city the size of Tempe emerged fully formed out of the desert for a week of golf and partying. This year, the 75th edition, of the Phoenix Open, appears bigger than ever.
But we are interested in the really important things, like -- if we go, what is there to eat and drink? The answer is plenty. We know, we know the phrase "waste management" isn't the most appetizing, but a quick survey of the food options available and you'll be too busy figuring out what to eat to crack too many jokes.
At the general admission price range think brats and bloody-mary's or a cheesesteak and a Coors.
If you can swing tickets inside the VIP Bird's Nest and Coop tents
, Sushi Roku
will be serving a full Japanese feast for the lavish all-you-can-eat VIP buffet, and will also have mobile food stands called Yatai carts serving up complimentary hand-rolled sushi. There will be a Ketel One Vodka tent as well.
The 16th Hole is the place to see and be seen. This is the social hotspot during the day. The best time for ahem, socializing is between 1:00-3:30 PM on Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Heineken skyboxes and three concession stands surround the popular 16th Hole.
At night the festivities move to the Bird's nest, a huge fenced-in area located in a parking lot adjacent to the tournament where the party is on from 5:00-9:30 PM.
If you're thinking of bringing food from home it must be pre-prepared in clear bags and carried in a plastic grocery style bag.
Daily general admission is $25. Children ages 17 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets
will be available at the Waste Management Phoenix Open gate through Sunday.
The Coors Light Birds Nest
entertainment tent opens this afternoon at 3:30 PM with DJ Roonie G. At 8:00 PM you can see Rev. Run of Run DMC perform at the Birds Nest.
The first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open begins bright and early Thursday morning and continues through Sunday.