SUPER BOWLS OF FOOD
COLOSSAL LOADED FRIES & RINGS | TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
The arena for the Phoenix Suns embraces Arizona's local flavors with items such as chorizo dogs and plenty of roasted green chiles. But this season it's the sheer size of one item that's garnering all the attention. The Colossal Loaded Fries & Rings starts with a base of two pounds of fries in a souvenir basketball bowl. Beer cheese sauce, bacon, chives, sour cream, and onion rings are piled on top.
BRAT IN A BLANKET | LAMBEAU FIELD
Green Bay, Wisconsin
An item new at the home of the Green Bay Packers for the 2018 season encapsulates Wisconsin in one bun: the brat in a blanket. Melted cheese curds — fresh, squeaky chunks of cheese — are wrapped around a grilled brat and placed in a pretzel bun with beer mustard. Brats, cheese, and beer are the trifecta of Wisconsin foods.
PIEROGI HOAGIE | PNC PARK
The pierogi hoagie, at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, rolls off the tongue and pays homage to the area's Eastern European roots. Saucy pulled-pork-and-cheese and potato pierogies sit on a hoagie roll with crispy fried onions.
DONUT AND SPICED CHICKEN SANDWICH | GOLDEN 1 CENTER
The Sacramento Kings' arena takes chicken and waffles and doughnut burgers and puts them together in a mashup that sounds even more delicious. Fried spicy chicken breast is placed on a vanilla-glazed brioche doughnut bun, and buttermilk coleslaw and pickles add extra tang.
THE ENFORCER | KEYBANK CENTER
Buffalo, New York
One of the most outrageous items at the NHL's Buffalo Sabres includes Buffalo chicken, of course. The Enforcer is an Italian sausage with toppings of shredded buffalo chicken, a blue cheese slaw, and homemade ancho chile barbecue sauce.
SAUSAGE SUPREME | AT&T STADIUM
Also known as the DCQ (Dallas Cowboys Q), the sausage supreme piles practically an entire barbecue meal into a hoagie bun, sides and all. It starts with a grilled jalapeño cheese sausage that's bigger than the bun, then gets a handful of chopped barbecue brisket, macaroni and cheese, barbecue sauce, and jalapeños for good measure.
CORN DOG NACHOS | NRG STADIUM
Why eat nachos with tortilla chips when you can have them on corn dogs instead? At the Houston Texans' stadium, mini corn dogs come topped with chili, cheese, bacon, pico de gallo, and mustard.
HUSH DOG | SAFECO FIELD
If you cross barbecue with corn dogs, you get what's known as a Hush Dog at Safeco Field. Jack's BBQ, a Seattle-area favorite, dips its smoked beef sausages to coat them in hush puppy batter before frying them for a tasty twist on festival grub.
CHICK-AGO SANDWICH | WRIGLEY FIELD
Fried chicken sandwiches are all the rage, so the folks at the Cubs decided to combine it with the local favorite Chicago-style hot dog. Pickle-brined fried chicken thighs are put in an onion hot dog bun with battered sport peppers, tomato slices, dill aioli, and celery salt. As always, using ketchup is highly discouraged.
PHO BURRITO | CENTURYLINK FIELD
Vietnamese soup specialty pho is comforting on cold fall nights, but can be difficult to eat while cheering on the Seattle Seahawks (though they do sell it). For something more portable and less messy, there's the pho burrito, aka phorrito. All the elements of pho are there — just wrapped in a big tortilla: rice noodles, braised beef, bean sprouts, Thai basil, sriracha, and hoisin sauce.
LA ENCHILADA BURGER | AT&T CENTER
The AT&T Center where the San Antonio Spurs play has two concourse restaurants with views of the court, including Burgerteca, which specializes in burgers with Mexican twists. La enchilada burger includes two rolled cheese enchiladas coated in ancho chile sauce on top of the burger patty, plus tomatillo ketchup, crema, pickled red onion, and cilantro.
SEAFOOD NACHOS | MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
The home of the New Orleans Saints doesn't take seafood lightly. You can get everything from crawfish pie to Cajun shrimp pasta while cheering on the team. But it's the seafood nachos that stand out: cumin-seasoned tortilla chips covered in creamy queso and sprinkled with shrimp, scallops, and crawfish tails for a twist on a football classic.
MINI PIES | CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA
Dessert is often overlooked at arenas, or relegated to exclusive club levels. But at the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, anyone can get their hands on single-serve pies available in creamy buttermilk custard, margarita with whipped cream topping, or Oklahoma pecan.
SAL'S SUPER SLICE | TD GARDEN
The home of the Bruins and Celtics in Boston is also an outpost of Sal's Pizza, a small Massachusetts chain selling a massive 18-inch piece of pie called Sal's super slice. Either come hungry or plan on sharing.
NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN WAFFLE | NISSAN STADIUM
You can't leave Nashville without having hot chicken, and the home of the Tennessee Titans is happy to help. Fried spicy chicken is sandwiched between two waffles with slaw and pickles. The sweetness of the waffles will help calm the fire of the hot chicken, which, in Nashville, is sure to be super spicy.
GRIDIRON BURGER CHALLENGE | STATE FARM STADIUM
If regular portions aren't enough, an eating challenge awaits at the home of the Arizona Cardinals. The Gridiron Burger challenge is 7 pounds worth of food on a 10-inch bun, including five burger patties, five hot dogs, five bratwursts, eight chicken tenders, eight slices of bacon, fries, and toppings for $75. Eat it by yourself in one hour and you'll win a Cardinals jersey, a feature on the video board, and fame forever.
REUBEN CUBAN SANDWICH | TROPICANA FIELD
St. Petersburg, Florida
Tweaking a local favorite is a stadium specialty. At the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, they take a Cuban sandwich — which was likely invented in Tampa — and combine it with a Reuben: The sandwich is pressed like a Cuban, but filled with corned beef, beer-braised sauerkraut, a split hot dog, pickles, and Swiss cheese.
PO' MAN | PROGRESSIVE FIELD
Pierogies are beloved in Cleveland, but they're not the easiest thing to eat while watching a baseball game. So the Indians came up with a way to make them handheld. The Po' Man sandwich features a smoked Polish kielbasa sausage on a bun with two cheese and potato pierogies, sauerkraut, and German-style mustard.
DILLY DOG | GLOBE LIFE PARK
The Texas Rangers went all out coming up with crazy food items for the 2018 season. The Dilly Dog take a giant pickle, hollows it out, and stuffs a hot dog in there. It's then battered and fried just like a corn dog. This one is for pickle lovers only.
THE TRIPLE B | GLOBE LIFE PARK
If the Dilly Dog is for pickle lovers, the Triple B at Globe Life Park is for meat lovers. The three Bs on this huge sandwich are bacon, smoked brisket, and thick-cut bologna. They're layered on a bun and topped with Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.
DIABLO CHICKEN SANDWICH | ARROWHEAD STADIUM
Kansas City, Missouri
A spicy chicken sandwich created for the Chiefs playoff games last season was so popular it has returned as a regular menu item at Arrowhead. Fried chicken tenders, mayo made with the Carolina Reaper (one of the world's hottest chiles), pepper jack cheese, fresh jalapeño slices, and Buffalo sauce ensure you're going to need a beer to cool your mouth off between bites.
THE PIT BULL | FEDEX FIELD
Footlong items are popular with the super hungry, beer-drinking crowd — or maybe a couple people planning to share. At the home of the Washington Redskins, grab the Pit Bull: a footlong hot dog topped with roasted pit beef (a specialty in nearby Baltimore), pickled giardiniera vegetables, and horseradish mustard sauce.
DMV SUPER BURRITO | FEDEX FIELD
If, for some reason, the footlong Pit Bull isn't enough, try the DMV super burrito instead. It's more than 5 pounds of food, so you better plan on sharing: 3 pounds of beef, chicken, and smoked sausage, 2 pounds of Spanish rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, and avocado, all rolled into a giant flour tortilla. Hopefully they cut it in half for you!
ASADA DOG | CHASE FIELD
Why settle for a footlong hot dog when you can have an 18-incher? Going to a Diamondbacks game starting in the 2018 season means access to the Asada Dog. The foot and a half of locally made hot dog is topped with french fries and Southwestern-inspired ingredients of queso blanco, carne asada, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
CHURRO DOG | CHASE FIELD
Chase Field really has the market on sausage-like stadium foods cornered. After sharing an Asada Dog, try a Churro Dog for dessert. A glazed long john doughnut is split like a bun for a cinnamon sugar-dusted churro, then topped with scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt, caramel, and chocolate sauces.
CHICKEN SHAWARMA NACHOS | COMERICA PARK
Middle Eastern food is hugely popular in Detroit, thanks to the large Arab population, and the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Park have their own contribution: chicken shawarma nachos. A pile of crispy pita chips is covered in chopped chicken shawarma, hummus, garlic sauce, pickles, and vegetables.
ASIAN BEEF TATER TOTS | PAUL BROWN STADIUM
It's conceivable that tater tots have been topped with everything imaginable, but the home of the Cincinnati Bengals are still trying to innovate: It spices up a basket of tots with sweet and savory teriyaki skirt steak, Asian slaw, and a sriracha barbecue sauce.
DESSERT NACHOS | FORD FIELD
Nachos and dessert don't often go together, but don't tell that to the concessions people at the Detroit Lions' stadium. The chips on this concoction are fried flour tortillas coated in cinnamon sugar, then piled with smoked Michigan cherry chocolate sauce, Nutella, marshmallow fluff, and chocolate-covered cherries. It's indulgent, to say the least.
GNASH'S GNOSH | BRIDGESTONE ARENA
The Nashville Predators named one of their crazy food items after their mascot, Gnash. Gnash's Gnosh is a plate-sized Bavarian pretzel bun filled with smoked pulled pork, brisket chili, beer cheese, scallions, and sour cream. There's a limited amount available each game, and only during the first intermission.
BUFFALO CHICKEN FRIES | SOLDIER FIELD
Who doesn't love fried chicken? During Bears games, grab a basket of hot french fries topped with spicy buffalo popcorn chicken, beer cheese sauce, blue cheese crumbles, a carrot and celery slaw, and ranch dressing.
FRIED PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES | NEW ERA FIELD
Orchard Park, New York
The Buffalo Bills added lots of foods to the menu for the 2018 season inspired by state fair favorites. That means a lot of deep-fried goodies such as funnel cakes and corn dogs, as well as the best new item: the fried PB&J. It uses a round sandwich and batters and fries it for a sweet, gooey carnival-style treat.
BACON CHEESEBURGER DUMPLINGS | YANKEE STADIUM
Bronx, New York
With a melting pot such as New York City, it's no surprise the Yankees feature all kinds of cuisine at their ballpark. A concessions stand called Noodle Bowl serves Chinese-inspired fare such as a General Tso's chicken sandwich and bacon cheeseburger dumplings. The dumplings are filled with ground beef, cheese, and bacon, and deep fried with thousand island dressing and pickles.
CHESAPEAKE TACOS | M&T BANK STADIUM
If you're in Baltimore, you have to eat crabs. You can do it at a Raven's game with Chesapeake tacos: Corn tortillas containing pulled chicken seasoned with Old Bay, along with Maryland-style crab dip, corn salsa, and cheese. Using iconic Old Bay on chicken along with crab helps keep the price of these tacos reasonable.
CHEETO-LOTE | DODGER STADIUM
A play on the name of Mexico's popular street food, elote, the Dodger's version is called the Cheeto-lote. Corn on the cob is covered in chipotle lime mayo and rolled in crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos. It was a midseason special one year, but it was so popular it's been added to the regular menu.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PO'BOY | COORS FIELD
You've probably heard of Rocky Mountain oysters, but in case you haven't: They're deep-fried bull testicles. You can get them on their own at the home of the Colorado Rockies, but if you've never had them before, the new po'boy sandwich is a good place to start. The Rocky Mountain oysters are placed in a sandwich roll and topped with garlic slaw, guacamole, green chile ranch, and cotija cheese.
CRABMEAT PORK RIND CHIPPER | ORIOLE PARK
The Chipper stand at the home of the Baltimore Orioles serves homemade potato chips and a low-carb option: pork rinds. You can get them topped with a number of things, but the crabmeat, cheese sauce, and Old Bay version is the most appealing.
CREAM IN A CLOUD | KEYBANK CENTER
Buffalo, New York
"Cream in a Cloud" lives up to its whimsical name. Pink cotton candy is wrapped around a waffle cone, with vanilla soft serve swirled on top. It's all crowned with a sprinkle of fruity Pop Rocks for a little extra whimsy. Any young Sabres fan would love this.
CHEETOS MAC N CHEESE BALLS | AT&T STADIUM
Cheeto-crusted foods are a big trend, and the Dallas Cowboys are getting in on it with Cheetos Mac N Cheese Balls, where balls of deep-fried mac coated in bright red, crushed jalapeño cheddar Cheetos rests on a bed of creamy mac and cheese. The whole thing gets a sprinkle of Flamin' Hot Cheetos as well.
POKE NACHOS | LEVI'S STADIUM
Santa Clara, California
If you're going to be in San Francisco for a 49ers game, you should eat some seafood. Levi's Stadium puts a fish twist on nachos with a version inspired by the Hawaiian raw fish dish poke. Fried wonton chips are covered in diced fresh ahi tuna, avocado, edamame, nori, and sriracha aioli. It's trendy, but still fun.
LOBSTER POUTINE | FENWAY PARK
The Red Sox have combined a Canadian specialty with New England lobsters for a beautiful creation: Lobster poutine includes thick steak fries smothered in lobster bisque, lobster meat, cheese curds, and chives.
SPEC-TATER | SUNTRUST PARK
Fill your belly while watching a Braves game with the over-the-top Spec-Tater. This creation includes a whole baked potato with a jalapeño cheddar sausage right through the middle. The whole thing is wrapped in bacon and topped with jalapeños, cheese, and sour cream.
LOG CABIN WAFFLE SANDWICH | ROGERS CENTRE
Plan to eat at the ballpark if you're headed to a Toronto Blue Jays game. The Log Cabin Waffle Sandwich uses rosemary-flavored waffles as a bun to hold together pulled pork, cheese curds, maple baked beans, and a drizzle of rich Mexican mole sauce.