The glass walls of US Bank Stadium reflect the glistening Minneapolis skyline in the background while entrapping the sheer excitement of fans. Even on a normal game day, the atmosphere is one of grandiose amazement. I can only imagine what the stadium will be like on February 4th.
While the newly completed stadium is a sight to behold, the experience of attending a game is not second best. Local eateries and chefs have put in a great deal of effort to curate to fans for the ultimate game day experience; one that is still overpriced, but one that will not make you feel like peeling over from eating too many crappy nachos at the end of the game. One thing is certain, the stadium and the NFL will be pulling out all the stops for the big game.
Most older stadiums tend to serve only overpriced deep-fried American “classics” which don’t always settle well in the stomach. While chicken fingers and nachos are typical, and they are available at US Bank, most of the food in the stadium is thankfully pretty gourmet and tasty. With changing eating habits and an emphasis on healthier foods, American fans are sick of the classic hot dog and beer combo. Celebrity chef and Minneapolis native Andrew Zimmern, who is revolutionizing game-day food through his successful restaurant stands in Minnesota stadiums, said that “People expect better food these days” and “We put our best foot forward, not despite the fact that it’s a stadium, but because it’s a stadium” (The Star Tribune). It’s true. The food is still overpriced, but I know that I’m personally much more willing to pay more for something that I’d actually like than something that I’d never eat out of a stadium.
Here are some of the best foods found at US Bank Stadium.
Overall, the best places…
- AZ Canteen: Gourmet meat sandwiches and bbq along with unique desserts and drinks.
- Revival Fried Chicken: Fried chicken exemplar, enough said.
- Minneapolis Foodie: Focuses on gourmat food options that are targeted to more sophisticated fans.
- 612 Burger Kitchen: A classic burger stand serving well-made burgers with fries and tots.
- Curds ‘N Cakes: If you really want to pig out, indulge in some fabulous beer battered cheese curds.
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