Target Field New Food Offerings Sure To Impress

Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins is a beautiful ballpark and last season I had a chance to visit the stadium to experience it first hand. I was impressed with the wide variety and quality of the food selections available in the stadium and this season the Twins and Delaware North are taking their concessions to another level.

Check out some of these new offerings:

 

 

 

 

I need to get me some of those porketta sluggers!

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Adam Scott’s Masters Champions Dinner Menu

The Masters is set to kickoff this week and Tuesday night marks one of the great sporting traditions, the Champions Dinner.

The dinner is for all past Masters winners and the winner from the previous year has the honor of setting the menu as well as paying the tab. Adam Scott’s Champions Dinner menu will feature Surf and Turf. The Surf will be Moreton Bay Bugs, which are a type of lobster that are popular in Scott’s native Australia.

Scott will also be serving his mother’s famous Pavlova for dessert.

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March Madness Fast Food Bracket – The Winner Is…

Another successful March Madness Food Bracket has come to an end and like the actual March Madness tournament it is an underdog which takes the crown as the best Fast Food Restaurant.

Canadian burger chain Harvey’s defeated Domino’s Pizza in the finale in what ended up being a thrashing of a victory. The eleven seed in the Burger Region had an impressive run getting past Jack In The Box, Wendy’s, Five Guy’s, McDonald’s, Pita Pit, and finally Domino’s.

Thank you to everyone that voted, shared, and tweeted the bracket. If you have any ideas for next year’s March Madness Food Bracket please leave a comment below.

March Madness Fast Food Bracket 2014 – Winner

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March Madness Fast Food Bracket – Finals

It started with 64 fast food restaurants in four regions and we are now down to 2! Domino’s in the Pizza Region and Harvey’s in the Burger Region have outlasted all other competitors to square off for fast food glory.

Voting for the finals of the March Madness Fast Food Bracket is now open and will close on Monday April 7 at Noon EST. Please take a minute and vote for your favorite below. The updated Fast Food Bracket can be viewed below the poll.

March Madness Fast Food Bracket 2014 – Finals

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March Madness Fast Food Bracket – Final Four

The final four has been set in the March Madness Fast Food Bracket and there are no shortage of story lines. All four number one seeds made it into the elite eight and each one of them was defeated, leaving four underdogs in the final four. Domino’s from the pizza region is the odds on favorite as they are the highest seed (2) still alive in the tournament.

The final four is now open for voting and will close on Friday April 4th at Noon eastern time. Please vote for your favorites and share with all of your friends and followers! The updated bracket is available below the poll.

March Madness Fast Food Bracket 2014 – Final 4

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New Ballpark Food From Aramark For The 2014 Season

Opening day is right around the corner and Aramark is delivering new ballpark food at nine Major League ballparks for the 2014 season and we have the press release with all the juicy details below.

If you get to one of these ballparks this season and try some of this delicious sounding food please let us know what you think!

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 27, 2014) — Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and hospitality partner of nine Major League Baseball stadiums, is welcoming back baseball with a new lineup of menus featuring something for everyone. Hungry baseball fans will be delighted with Aramark’s new offerings of hand crafted burgers, gourmet sandwiches, delicious desserts and more.

Each winter, Aramark’s culinary team pours over proprietary data generated from its insight and analytics platform and fan feedback collected the previous season to help evaluate what menu items are most popular and those that can be improved. That information, combined with current food trends and local influences, make up the foundation for each ballpark’s new menu offerings for the upcoming season.

“Every year we brainstorm new and innovative ways to enrich the game day experience for baseball fans,” said Carl Mittleman, President, Aramark Sports and Entertainment. “This year, we focused on bringing more beloved local brands and distinctive tastes to the ballpark. By focusing on the localization and customization of each ballpark menu, we’re able to provide a unique experience for every guest who comes through the turnstile.”

From fresh, handcrafted burgers from a big-name burger joint in Denver, to an iconic ice cream truck’s first brick-and-mortar stand in New York, to tater-tot-nachos in Pittsburgh and fried green tomatoes in Atlanta; Cheesesteak hot dogs in Philadelphia and nachos topped with house smoked pulled pork and bacon in Kansas City, Aramark’s new line up of menu items are sure to be a homerun with hungry fans. 

BALLPARK BURGERS

  • Coors Field:  CHUBurger*- All natural, grass-fed beef burgers, fresh cut French fries and shakes
  • Fenway Park:  Fried Egg Burger, Mozzarella Cheese Burger and Portobello Burger, all handmade at the ballpark

Fenway - Breakfast Burger

  • Minute Maid Park:  Nolan Ryan Beef 8oz. Single Burgers, Bacon Burgers and Mushroom Swiss Burgers
  • PNC Park:  BRGR*- Handcrafted burgers, fries, coleslaw and shakes

* Denotes a local restaurant or brand 

SUPER SANDWICHES

  • Citi Field: Carved Prime Rib Sandwich with parmesan and broccoli rabe (part of a rotating menu of seasonal, carved rotisserie sandwiches)
  • Citizens Bank Park:  Brisket Grilled Cheese- House braised and smoked brisket with pepper jack cheese on griddled Texas toast
  • Coors Field:  Pretzel Pastrami Sandwich- Brisket, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on a pretzel bun

Coors Field - Pretzel Pastrami

  • Minute Maid Park:  Texas Hold’em- barbecue chicken with golden cheddar cheese, tomato, fries and slaw on Texas toast
  • PNC Park:  The Closer- Overstuffed grilled cheese sandwich with four slices of thick-cut sourdough, nine different cheeses, candied bacon and a leek and granny smith apple compote (Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club) 

NACHOS, TACOS AND MORE

  • Citi Field:  Flushing Farm- A new rooftop vegetable and herb garden will provide produce for use in the Delta Sky360 Club and Acela Club
  • Citizens Bank Park:  Philly Cheese Steak Dog- Philly Frank topped with Philadelphia cheese steak, melted cheese, wit or wit out onions

CBP - CheeseSteak Dog with Onions

  • Kauffman Stadium:  Farmland Nacho- Tortilla chips topped with house smoked pulled pork, bacon crème sauce, spicy giardiniera, bacon and pico de gallo
  • PNC Park:  Tatchos- Sea salt seasoned tater tots topped with chili, spicy nacho cheese and green onions, with a side of sour cream
  • Rogers Centre:  Muddy York Market Fish Taco- Tri colored tortilla crusted tilapia, red cabbage slaw, chili-lime sour cream, pico de gallo and cilantro on a soft flour tortilla

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  • Turner Field:  Cutter Nacho- White corn tortilla chips with tequila marinated steak, cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeno peppers, fresh avocado (cut in front of guest), green onions, iceberg lettuce, black olives, black beans, pico de gallo and a sour cream drizzle

DECADENT DESSERTS

  • Citi Field:  Mister Softee* opens its first stadium and non-mobile ice cream store location
  • Coors Field:  Build Your Own Frozen Yogurt Stand featuring eight frozen yogurt flavors and 24 toppings
  • Kauffman Stadium:  Belfonte Ice Cream*
  • Rogers Centre:  Home made Eight Layer Red Velvet Cake (available in suites) and Hand Crafted Signature S ’Mores Bread Pudding (available in suites, TD Comfort Clubhouse and Sightlines Market & Bar)

* Denotes a local restaurant or brand

Aramark partners with 12 Major League baseball teams to provide food and beverage, retail and/or facilities services — Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Oakland A’s, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.

Visit www.ballparkfoods.com for a look at the food and beverage programs available at each of Aramark’s ballparks this season.

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New Food At AT&T Park

Centerplate. the food and beverage provider for the San Francisco Giants, is bringing new food to AT&T Park this season with a focus on keeping things local.

Some of the highlights include the Big Bridge Sandwich which features Bay shrimp and fresh Dungeness crab on authentic San Francisco sourdough bread, and fried pickle chips, which are dipped in a cornmeal batter and served with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.

New concepts opening at the ballpark this year include Outta Here Cheesesteaks and Twisted Classics, which feature classic sandwiches grilled on tandoori oven Naan bread.

Centerplate is also bringing world pizza champion Tony Gemignani to the ballpark, but fans will have to wait until mid-season to experience “Slice House”. Gemignani, owner of North Beach’s Tony’s Pizza and Capos, will be serving up his famous hand formed Napoletana style pizza to Giants fans, complete with a gas fired brick oven. No word on why Slice House is not opening until mid season.

If you get down to a game at AT&T Park this season let us know what you think about the food!

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March Madness Fast Food Bracket – Elite 8

We’ve made it to the elite eight in the March Madness Fast Food Bracket and all four number one seeds are still alive. As dominant as the top seeds have been, we still have some great underdog stories with number 11 seed Harvey’s and number 15 seed Pita Pit still in the mix for the Final Four.

The elite eight is now open for voting and will close on Sunday March 30th at Noon eastern time. Please vote for your favorites and share with all of your friends and followers! The updated bracket is available below the poll.

March Madness Fast Food Bracket 2014 – Elite 8

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New Concessions At Safeco Field

Centerplate, the food and beverage provider for the Seattle Mariners, is delivering some new concessions at Safeco Field this season.

Safeco is known as the number one destination in the MLB for beer selection and the new Cask Conditioned Ales from local breweries is further reinforcing that opinion. Cask ale is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer that completes its secondary fermentation in the container which it is served. The Cask ales are joining an already stellar line up of over 50 beers including local craft beers like Georgetown Brewing Company and Fremont Brewing.

Centerplate is also bringing chicken wings to the ballpark with their new Swingin’ Wings concept. Chef Ethan Stowell is delivering wings in three signature hand crafted sauces: Classic, Barbecue, and Honey Serrano.

They are also updating Sound Seafood concept with Northwest seafood recipes featuring fish and oysters like the crab roll with local dungeness crab and Oyster Po’ Boy with freshly shucked Taylor Shellfish oysters.

If you head down to Safeco this year let us know what you think about the food and the beer.

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Mark Wahlberg And Jennifer Lawrence Top Celebrities To Share A Meal With At A Baseball Game

According to an Aramark Baseball Survey, Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Lawrence have been voted as the top celebrities to share a meal with at a baseball game.

With Opening Day right around the corner, Aramark, which partners with 12 Major League Baseball clubs as the food and beverage provider, asked fans which celebrity they would like to grab a bite to eat with at the ballpark. They found that 16% of U.S. adults would like to share a meal with the former head of the Funky Bunch, while 15% chose to eat with Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Rounding out the top five were Jimmy Fallon (12%), Beyonce (11%), and Tina Fey (10%).

Jennifer Lawrence also held the distinction of being the most popular among the 18-29 crowd garnering 22% of the vote.

Who would you pick if you could choose one celebrity to share a hot dog with at a ball game?

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