8 New Stadium Food Ideas for Your Backyard or Home-gate
You don’t have to be inside the stadium of your favorite football team to get a taste of the action. The mouthwatering, creative and downright wacky foods found on stadium menus can inspire your own game-day eats, whether you’re watching kickoff from the comfort of your fan cave or tailgating with friends.
Each year the offerings at arenas nationwide grow even more offbeat. The latest riffs on hot dogs, burgers and nachos include ever-spicier toppings, unexpected ethnic fusions and are-you-serious food mashups.
Here is a roundup of the notable new foods at football stadiums from coast to coast:
Chicago Hot Chicken Fries
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from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears
Seasoned popcorn chicken, beer cheese, hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese, carrot-celery slaw and a drizzle of cool-ranch dressing
Battle Red Tacos
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from NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans
Chicken tenders crusted in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, topped with mango pico de gallo and sriracha mayonnaise in a flour tortilla.
Photo credit: Levi’s Stadium
from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers
Wonton chips topped with fresh ahi tuna, avocado, edamame, nori (edible seaweed) and sriracha aioli.
Brat in a Blanket
from Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers
Bratwurst wrapped in melted cheese curds, topped with beer mustard on a pretzel bun.
Oven-fired Pizza Subs
Photo credit: Ben Swanson/Denver Broncos
from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos
Choice of meatballs or sausage on a hoagie bun, topped with marinara sauce, pepperoni and melted slices of mozzarella cheese.
Hoosier Mac and Cheese
Photo credit: Indianapolis Colts
from Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts
A seasoned tortilla bowl filled with pot roast, spinach and horseradish-cream sauce topped with baked cavatapi pasta, queso blanco and shredded Parmesan cheese.
Photo credit: Aramark
from M&T Bank Stadium, Home of the Baltimore Ravens
Pulled chicken seasoned with Old Bay, Maryland crab dip, corn salsa, cheddar jack cheese on a purple-corn tortilla.
Churro Donut Sundae
Photo credit: Arizona Cardinals
University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals
A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon-sugar churro donut topped with another scoop of ice cream and a second donut, drizzled with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup with a strawberry on top. It’s served in a waffle-cone cup.
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