Final Four Menu Set, Offers Hometown Feel

Aramark Sports and NRG Stadium have partnered to give the 2016 Final Four a hometown feel for the four participating teams. As you can see below, each team will have a signature dish native to their location. 

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  • Wildcat Cheesesteak -- Villanova University – Traditional Philadelphia cheesesteak served on a classic Philadelphia Amoroso roll.

 

  • Carolina Pulled Pork -- University of North Carolina – Carolina pulled pork, topped with a vinegar based barbeque sauce and slaw, served on a potato roll with a side of chips.

 

  • Sooner Fried Steak -- University of Oklahoma – Chicken fried steak served with potato chips, created by award-winning chef and Aramark partner Grady Spears.

 

  • Syracuse Sausage and Salt Potatoes -- Syracuse University – Syracuse’s own Gianelli sausage and onions sandwich served with a side of homemade Central New York salt potatoes.

 

Also, as part of the Final Four Festivities, NRG Stadium is offering up LC's Buffalo Chicken Club vs BC's Korean Sloppy Joe. The two sandwiches will go head-to-head in the club level, with the winner making its way onto the menu for the 2016 Houston Texans season. 

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It Tastes Like Chicken

Opening Day is just around the corner and the fine folks at Aramark Sports have recently released some of their newest menu items. Today is all about chicken, as they have released four new chicken items available for the 2016 season. The "Federal Fried Chicken Sandwich" – Boneless chicken breast with buttermilk ranch seasoning, American cheese, dill pickle and spicy Rooster Sauce, on a Martin’s Potato Roll can be enjoyed at Citizens Bank Park, behind Section 140) and "Our Chicken" – Fried chicken over Rivertowne Lager waffles, with vanilla-rosemary syrup will water your mouth at PNC Park, Hall of Fame Club. Check out the other two below. 

  Chicken & Waffle On A Stick with a maple Sriracha drizzle, served with a broccoli and cabbage slaw (Rogers Centre, Toronto Street Eats, Section 134)

 Chicken & Waffle On A Stick with a maple Sriracha drizzle, served with a broccoli and cabbage slaw (Rogers Centre, Toronto Street Eats, Section 134)

  Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich – Homemade sweet potato waffle with grilled chicken breast, Greek yogurt, baby spinach and sliced tomatoes (Minute Maid Park, Urban Bistro, Section 226)

 Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich – Homemade sweet potato waffle with grilled chicken breast, Greek yogurt, baby spinach and sliced tomatoes (Minute Maid Park, Urban Bistro, Section 226)

Houston Rodeo sets high bar

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo takes over Houston every March with the largest rodeo of the year and nightly concerts with some of the biggest stars in country music. One thing not to be over looked at the rodeo however, is the food. From footlong corndogs to any fried dessert imaginable to frozen jack and coke adult beverages, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sets a high bar for stadium foods.

$13 fried banana split from "Fried a Fair"

$13 fried banana split from "Fried a Fair"

$6 fried twinkie from "Fried a Fair"

$6 fried twinkie from "Fried a Fair"

$6.75 footlong corndog paired with $7.50 cheese curly fries from Sills Funnel Cake. 

$6.75 footlong corndog paired with $7.50 cheese curly fries from Sills Funnel Cake. 


Timber Rattlers feature Fantastic Four

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, are at it again. Chef Tim Hansen recently released his "Fantastic Four" burgers and they are, well, fantastic. Two make their return from last season and two are new for 2016. Meatlovers? Cheese? Bacon? Funnel cakes? Check, check, check and check. See below for the full ingredients of each of the Fantastic Four.

The Fantastic Four (Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)

The Fantastic Four (Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)

(New) Grilled Cheese Venom Cheeseburger $11

1/3 lb. Burger

4 slices Texas Toast (Grilled Cheese as Bun)

4 slices Pepperjack Cheese

Jalapenos

Sriracha

Meatlover's pizza burger (Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)

Meatlover's pizza burger (Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)

(New) Meatlover’s Pizza Burger $22

Four-1/3 lb. Burgers

1 Sausage DiGiorno Pizza

Add: Pepperoni and Bacon

 

(Last Year) Big Mother Funnel Burger $22

1 lb. Burger

2 Funnel Cakes

Romaine Lettuce

½ lb. Mozzarella Blend Cheese

 

(Last Year) Grilled Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger $11

1/3 lb. Burger

4 Slices Texas Toast (Grilled Cheese as Bun)

6 Slices American Cheese

6 Slices Bacon

(Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)

(Tim Hansen/Timber Rattlers)


Mark Light Shake adds Delivery

If you have ever been to a Miami Hurricanes Baseball game, you know two things are true. The baseball will be good and the milkshakes will be even better. Mark Light Shake has been serving up milkshakes at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field for over 30 years. From what started as three simple flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry), the stand now offers over 40, which includes a red velvet cupcake shake added for 2016. Each season the lines have gotten longer and longer as fans wait for multiple innings just to get their hands (and lips) on one of the famous shakes. But that is all about to change! For the first time and for an additional charge, Mark Light Shake, with the help of the Sugarcanes, will now be delivering their famous shakes right to your seat. 

The Sugarcanes, the Miami Baseball bat girls, will provide delivery of the famous shakes.

The Sugarcanes, the Miami Baseball bat girls, will provide delivery of the famous shakes.

New for the 2016 season is the Red Velvet Cupcake shake. 

New for the 2016 season is the Red Velvet Cupcake shake. 

Strawberry, Oreo and Jayro are all fan favorites. 

Strawberry, Oreo and Jayro are all fan favorites. 

Staples Center ready for Grammys

The 58th Grammy Awards are set to take place on Monday, February 15th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Staples Center, which is the home to the NBA's Lakers & Clippers and the NHL's Kings, is no stranger to big events, but the Grammys are a whole different animal as proven by the below selection of amazing foods that the Staples Center has planned for Monday evening. Available exclusively for the Grammys Suite VIPs only, check out a few of the options below from "The Sinatra" package (Including a Chairman of the Board sushi package and a New York, New York strip steak) as well as "The Turntable" package. 

The Massive spread

The Massive spread

Chairman of the Board sushi - Part of the Sinatra package

Chairman of the Board sushi - Part of the Sinatra package

Lobster "My Way" Salad

Lobster "My Way" Salad

New York, New York strip steak - Part of the Sinatra package

New York, New York strip steak - Part of the Sinatra package

Prime Tenderloin - The Turntable

Prime Tenderloin - The Turntable

Grilled Chicken Yakitori - The Turntable package

Grilled Chicken Yakitori - The Turntable package

Super Bowl 50 menu set

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here and with that we look at some of the menu options inside of Levi's Stadium for the NFL's golden game. Menu options range from your typical burgers and hot dogs to the not so typical lobster mac & cheese and vegan hot dogs. Check out a few of the menu options below for the big game. 

Standard menu options include chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and vegan burgers

Standard menu options include chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and vegan burgers

How about a lobster mac & cheese for $20?

How about a lobster mac & cheese for $20?

Pizza is an option as well. 

Pizza is an option as well. 

Bottle or draft beer?

Bottle or draft beer?

Snacks anyone?

Snacks anyone?

Aramark ready for Super Bowl 50

With Super Bowl 50 set to kick off from Santa Clara, California on Sunday, Aramark Sports has everything you need with their Gameday Central website filled with recipes, tips, videos and helpful information to create that stadium atmosphere right inside your own home. Below are a few of the recipes that can be found to add to your Super Bowl 50 party menu. 

 

PB&J Wings

M&T Stadium Crab Tots

M&T Stadium Crab Tots

Tampa Tacos

Tampa Tacos

Australian Open offers tasty desserts

It is late January here in the United States, which means it is all about football season and who will represent the NFL in Super Bowl 50. Down under on the other side of the globe though, it is all about tennis and the first major of the season with the Australian Open in full swing. Forget all of the storylines happening on the court, this year it is all about the desserts you can find while taking in the matches. No these are not your ordinary cheeseburgers, these are dessert burgers! They can be found at a pop up festival for the Open for just $10.

 

Chocolate and coco pop ice cream with white chocolate cheese, passion fruit and marshmallow egg and raspberry ketchup (Riclicious/Instagram)

More ice cream burgers down under (cacaofinechoc/Instagram)

More ice cream burgers down under (cacaofinechoc/Instagram)

Gelato filled dessters (not ketchup!) (gelato_icecream_hunters/Instagram)

Gelato filled dessters (not ketchup!) (gelato_icecream_hunters/Instagram)

Aramark expects record numbers at Citi Field

As the World Series shifts to New York tied at one game a piece, the focus will be off the field, just as much as it will be on the field. Citi Field is among the most diverse stadiums in Major League Baseball when it comes to concession options. There is everything from Shake Shack to The Pig Guy. Earlier this year Darren Rovell took his talents to the park for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza. With the Mets hosting a World Series game for the first time since 2000, Aramark Sports expects plenty of hungry fans to consume the following at each game: 

·         12,000 Hot Dogs                           

·         4,000 Pounds of French Fries   

·         4,000 Soft Pretzels       

·         3,000 Orders of Chicken Tenders                                       

·         2,000 Bags of Popcorn

·         2,000 Bags of Peanuts                            

·         1,500 Bags of Cracker Jack      

Pastrami hot dog available at Citi Field

Pastrami hot dog available at Citi Field

All of the french fries you can handle

All of the french fries you can handle

3,000 orders of chicken tenders expected

3,000 orders of chicken tenders expected


Kansas City ready for World Series

The Kansas City Royals and Kauffman Stadium are hosting Game 1 of the World Series for the second consecutive year, this time as they host the New York Mets. On the field both teams are looking for their first title since the mid 80's, but one thing is for sure, the real attention is off the field with the new menu items that Aramark Sports will roll out...

Hand dipped caramel apples just in time for the Fall Classic (Aramark Sports)

Hand dipped caramel apples just in time for the Fall Classic (Aramark Sports)

Homemade turkey chili (Aramark Sports)

Homemade turkey chili (Aramark Sports)

If the weather turns cold this butternut squash bisque will warm you up (Aramark Sports)

If the weather turns cold this butternut squash bisque will warm you up (Aramark Sports)

Texas Rangers ready for playoffs

The Rangers, in conjunction with Delaware SportServices, have been known to have the craziest stadium food additions in recent memory. Now that the Major League Baseball playoffs are set, the Rangers have unveiled their latest creations!

 

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The Elvis Jabberdog Brownie – This Two-foot-long brownie is rolled in a Rice Krispy crust and dipped in funnel cake batter. It is then fried golden brown and topped with whipped cream.

 

The Sweet Spot Cotton Candy Dog – An all-beef hot dog with cotton candy-infused mustard.  It is then topped with just enough cotton candy to make it both sweet and salty.

 

The One-Pound Top-N-Go Cheetos – A One-pound bag of Cheetos opened on its side and loaded with your choice of chili, taco meat, shredded chicken or brisket then topped with nacho cheese. And for a little extra kick, top with jalapeno peppers. Choice of toppings vary by location.

The Inside-out Hot dog – This One-pound hot dog is far from ordinary; it is 8 inches long, 2¾ inches around and is meant to be enjoyed by way of fork and knife. The inside is loaded with your choice of mac and cheese or mashed potatoes and is then topped with brisket, chili or shredded chicken. Served with a pretzel roll.

Dallas Cowboys - AT&T Stadium

Are you ready for some football? The Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium are! As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas right? Well AT&T Stadium is no different as they released some of their new food items heading into the 2015 NFL season and allowed the media to get an inside look (and taste) of some of the newest items that will be offered.

 

All photos below are credited to Jerry F. Nerviano of The Dallas Diva. 

The Frito Pie Dog - An  all-beef hot dog topped with Texas chili, Pico, chili cheese and what else? Fritos!    

The Frito Pie Dog - An all-beef hot dog topped with Texas chili, Pico, chili cheese and what else? Fritos!

 

 Texas-Style Rueben - This is no ordinary reuben.  A Texas angus beef patty with house-smoked pastrami, sauerkraut, fried jalapeño and thousand island dressing. 

 Texas-Style Rueben - This is no ordinary reuben. A Texas angus beef patty with house-smoked pastrami, sauerkraut, fried jalapeño and thousand island dressing. 

The Mexican Short Rib Sandwich - Only available on the upper concourse of the stadium.

The Mexican Short Rib Sandwich - Only available on the upper concourse of the stadium.

Grid Iron Griddle - Meant to be shared, it is a mix of cheddar, swiss, fontina and pimento cheeses. 

Grid Iron Griddle - Meant to be shared, it is a mix of cheddar, swiss, fontina and pimento cheeses. 

Gelato cookie sandwiches - blueberry cream gelato stuffed between two snickerdoodle cookies which can be found on the main concourse of the stadium

Gelato cookie sandwiches - blueberry cream gelato stuffed between two snickerdoodle cookies which can be found on the main concourse of the stadium

2015 US Open Tennis

Heading into the 2015 US Open in New York, there was one major storyline. Serena Williams. All of the attention was on the American as she attempts to win the calendar Grand Slam and further cement her place among the best who have every played the game. Not to be overshadowed is the abundance in food options that Flushing Meadows has to offer. New York is all about star power and the concessions at the US Open are no exception...

 

Of course you can't talk New York food without mentioning Carnegie Deli. Corned beef, turkey or pastrami? The choice is yours. Don't forget to throw in a cheesecake parfait either. 

Not looking for a deli sandwich? How about Hill Country BBQ? 

   New York has no shortage of burger options, so dive in with Prim Burger while taking in the action. 

 

New York has no shortage of burger options, so dive in with Prim Burger while taking in the action. 

   Looking for more of the standard food options? The Open has that too with the Kosher Grill. 

 

Looking for more of the standard food options? The Open has that too with the Kosher Grill. 

The 2015 Barclays

The PGA Tour enters their first week of the playoffs this week in New Jersey with the Barclays and Plainfield Country Club did not disappoint with their food offerings. The tournament has gone all in on the food truck craze as you can see below...

Not your typical concession scene when it comes to a golf tournament.

Luke's Lobster Rolls - available for $20. 

Prime Kutz menu options

How about a fried chicken, bacon and cheddar po boy for $13?

Looking for something different? Try the pad thai. 

St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are doing what they do best in 2015, running away with the National League Central Division title. It is the same old story as the Cardinals prepare for another October run. Off the field is no different, as St. Louis and Busch Stadium offer up some of the best concession options around baseball. 

Waffle sandwich in home plate box served with tater tots at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Waffle sandwich in home plate box served with tater tots at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Pulled Pork on top of a waffle and topped with coleslaw served at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Pulled Pork on top of a waffle and topped with coleslaw served at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Extreme bacon sandwich available at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Extreme bacon sandwich available at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Quadruple gooey cheeseburger available at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Quadruple gooey cheeseburger available at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Walking Tacos:    Come and get your walking tacos at Cardinals games at Busch Stadium (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Walking Tacos: Come and get your walking tacos at Cardinals games at Busch Stadium (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Fried Oreos available for dessert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).

Fried Oreos available for dessert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (Photo: St. Louis Cardinals).


2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

The USGA brought the U.S. Open to the pacific northwest for the first time in 2015 at Chambers Bay just outside of Seattle, Washington. The tournament did not disappoint on or of the course as Jordan Spieth picked up his 2nd major of the year and the crowds were treated with a number of local flavors...

 

Of course you can't go wrong in the Seattle area with fresh salmon. $13 grilled salmon sandwich. 

   If salmon isn't your favorite, try the blackened shrimp hoagie for $9.50. 

 

If salmon isn't your favorite, try the blackened shrimp hoagie for $9.50. 

   More local flavor as Chanbers Bay even had their very own Starbucks stand!

 

More local flavor as Chanbers Bay even had their very own Starbucks stand!

Florida Panthers - BB&T Center

It has been a long time since the Florida Panthers have been relevant in regards to the National Hockey League, but that does not mean they can't be relevant off the ice when it comes to their "sweet" concession offerings. 

   Oversized, jumbo chocolate chip cookies available for $4. 

 

Oversized, jumbo chocolate chip cookies available for $4. 

   Candy anyone? Can't choose just one? Mix and match any and all candy of your choice!

 

Candy anyone? Can't choose just one? Mix and match any and all candy of your choice!

   JOJI frozen yogurt - mix and match as you choose for $8. 

 

JOJI frozen yogurt - mix and match as you choose for $8. 

   Strawberry shortcake parfait available for $7.

 

Strawberry shortcake parfait available for $7.

   BBQ pulled pork nachos for $11. 

 

BBQ pulled pork nachos for $11. 

San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres went into the 2015 season with high hopes on the field and just could not live up to the expectations with one letdown after another. The food at Petco Park on the other hand is a different story as you can see...

 

Steak Nachos are a hit at Petco Park (Photo: Cory Fishman)

   Mix and match your favorite BBQ combinations at Phil's BBQ (Photo: Cory Fishman)

 

Mix and match your favorite BBQ combinations at Phil's BBQ (Photo: Cory Fishman)

   The Baked Bear: Make your very own ice cream cookie sandwich (Photo: Cory Fishman)

 

The Baked Bear: Make your very own ice cream cookie sandwich (Photo: Cory Fishman)

San Diego Chargers

On Wednesday the San Diego Chargers invited members of the media to taste the new menu items that will be available at Qualcomm Stadium this coming season. As much as it pains me to say I was not there to taste any of the new items, I can only imagine how incredible everything was via these lovely photos provided by Delaware North Sportservice. Lets dig in...

     Philly by the Foot    – Philly sandwich up to 3 feet long

 

Philly by the Foot – Philly sandwich up to 3 feet long

     Cali Surf  Burrito    – shrimp, beef, potato fries, cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese

 

Cali Surf  Burrito – shrimp, beef, potato fries, cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese

     Deli Baguette    - roasted turkey, apple wood smoked bacon, genoa salami, soppressata, provolone cheese, spicy giardiniera, parmesan 3ft baguette

 

Deli Baguette - roasted turkey, apple wood smoked bacon, genoa salami, soppressata, provolone cheese, spicy giardiniera, parmesan 3ft baguette

     Loaded Skins    – smash potatoes with cheese, bacon bits sour cream and chili

 

Loaded Skins – smash potatoes with cheese, bacon bits sour cream and chili

     Diego Burger    – American Cheese with fried chile relleno, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickle chips

 

Diego Burger – American Cheese with fried chile relleno, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickle chips

     Breakfast Mary in a Cup    – spicy bloody Michelada mix, bacon on a stick, celery, pickled egg and olives

 

Breakfast Mary in a Cup – spicy bloody Michelada mix, bacon on a stick, celery, pickled egg and olives