MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — U.S. Bank Stadium won’t be up and running until August, but on Tuesday we learned what foods will be for sale.
Renowned chefs from popular local restaurants – such as Ike’s, Spoon and Stable, Revival, and Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen — revealed three new menu items that will be available for concerts and games.
They say they’re working hard to bring top-quality local food to the masses.
Andrew Zimmern and Spoon and Stable chef and owner Gavin Kaysen teamed up to bring the new Italian porchetta sandwich to the stadium.
“Our names are literally on every sandwich that goes out the door,” Zimmern said.
“We’ve been cooking and eating sandwiches for two, three, four months…maybe more,” Kaysen added.
Ike’s Food and Cocktails will offer a sliced tenderloin sandwich with horseradish aioli and fried onions.
Nick Rancone of Revival is helping contribute a petit fried chicken sandwich and chicharron.
“Our fried chicken sandwich is going to be available both in southern fried and Nashville style,” Rancone said.
Aramark’s M Hospitality group is teaming up with the stadium. The group has worked on 17 stadiums across the country.
“In a lot of stadiums, you can only get certain food in clubs or in the suites, everybody in this stadium has the opportunity to get all the food here,” said Jamie Hodgson, the group’s general manager.
He says the stadium isn’t just working on a menu, but on making sure that fans have a unique experience getting the food, too.
Still, the stadium will have concession favorites like hotdogs, brats and nachos.
Stadium staff will keep revealing menu items throughout the summer.
They’re looking into craft breweries and state fair favorites.