The Final Four menu has been released. Which of these Final Four Snacks will score the food winning shot with foodies?
With the National Championship on the line, the Final Four menu at U.S. Bank Stadium has foodies and food fans getting hungry. With team inspired Final Four snacks and a huge selection of new menu items, basketball fans might miss part of the action to indulge on these delicious bites.
As the food and beverage provider for U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Aramark has created Final Four food choices that are both creative and fun. With a nod to the four teams vying for the National Championship, the Final Four snacks are based on each team. The choices are all tasty. Could the most popular dish predict the ultimate champion?
According to Aramark, the team themed Final Four snacks are:
"Tiger Paw Pork Skins – Auburn University – Fried pork skins with Sriracha mayo and green onionSpartan Coney Dog – Michigan State University – All-beef hot dog, topped with diced onions, mustard and savory meat sauceBig Tex Nacho – Texas Tech – Bowl of nachos, topped with chili, sour cream, guacamole, and Texas-style salsaWahoo Shrimp and Grits – University of Virginia – Shrimp over grits, topped with creamy red sauce"
Tiger Paw Pork Skins, Final Four Menu, photo provided by Aramark
These four snack options are completely different and unique. While each well-represents the team’s region, some dishes might have a broader appeal than others. Will fans order with their team pride or with their favorite foods?
Looking at the choices, the Big Tex Nacho should do extremely well. Who doesn’t like nachos at a sporting event? This version is quite approachable. Although chili isn’t the traditional nacho choice (it can be a little messy), most people will be drawn to nachos.
The most adventurous option is the Tiger Paw Pork Skins. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the pork skins seem to be a cross between cracklins and pork rinds. Hopefully, there is a little extra pork fat on those porky bites. Adding the spicy mayo should be a nice balance to the rich pork.
If fans prefer to cast their food vote for just basketball, in general, Aramark has a wide variety of other new menu items. Jump Ball Burger (“50/50 Pork Belly Beef Blend, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Smoky Chipotle Aioli, Sharp Cheddar Cheese”) and Bracket-Buster Dog (“Chopped Brisket, Sweet BBQ, Green Onion, Shredded Cheddar Cheese”) both sound tasty.
Truthfully, the numerous food options will have fans cheering both for the basketball on the court and the concession stands.
Which Final Four menu item do you think could spur a team to victory? Could any of these Final Four snacks predict the National Champion?