And it's that type of appetite that has the culinary minds inside the home of the Rockets drawing up a special menu just for this grudge match.
Ahead of Game 3 on Saturday, Toyota Center executive sous chef Anthony Flory showed off his new creations, which included a grilled cheese sandwich topped with smoked brisket, a foot-long hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese and crispy thick-cut bacon, and a Houston jalapeno popper dog with corn relish, spicy ground beef and a fried jalapeno popper.
"Whenever we get into the playoffs, obviously, we see a lot more people. And when we try to do these items that aren't your nachos and hot dogs, they really have a great perception with the fan base," said Flory.
Each item can be purchased at the game for under $18.
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