Reporting Sara Pelissero
Nothing says baseball season quite like a new list of ballpark eats. Well OK, at least for me, anyway.
Since the beginning of Target Field’s short but grand history, they’ve been excellent at adding in new, local foods every year.
While last year’s offerings included a mega meatball, garlic fries and healthier offerings from LeeAnn Chin, this year we’re welcoming food truck fare and a Minnesota favorite.
The new line-up includes Mac’s Fish and Chips (St. Paul, Minn.), Sheboygan Sausage Co. (Alexandria, Minn.), Panino’s baked sandwiches (North Oaks, Minn.) and Andrew Zimmern’s AZ Canteen Food Truck creations (Minneapolis).
Another newcomer this year will be something called the Twins Territory Market in Section 112, where fans looking for healthier menu items and those with dietary restrictions or food allergies will have an array of options.
Roots for the Home Team will expand its services at Target Field, bringing fresh, locally grown produce to the ballpark on Saturdays and Sundays starting June 1.
Papa John’s Pizza will be featured at Frankie V’s concession stands and Kemps is making a return with their fan favorite (and my personal fave) the malt cup!
Of course, the old standbys will also make a return, maintaining the Target Field signature menu of Kramarczuk’s sausages, the Murray’s Steak Sandwich, the Valentini’s Mega Meatball, the El Burrito Mercado’s Walk A Taco and Loon Café Chili.
Here’s where you can find the new stuff:
Where: Section 120
What: Canteen Burger, a lamb/goat blend fully dressed with house-made chips, plus other specialties from the food truck.
Mac’s Fish and Chips
Where: Section 133 (The State Fair Stand)
What: St. Paul’s classic fish and chips, with fresh battered walleye.
Panino’s Baked Sandwiches
Where: All Frankie V’s Concessions
What: Buffalo Chicken Panino, made with chicken, celery, Swiss cheese and Panino’s own Buffalo sauce and the Spaghetti Pie Panino, stuffed with spaghetti noodles, meatball and mozzarella cheese, then smothered in pasta sauce.
Sheboygan Sausage Co.
Where: Several concession stands
What: Four varieties of sausage — the Italian, Polish, bratwurst and cheddar bratwurst.
Check out what our Twins bloggers picked as their favorites from the new foods here.