NFL hometowns inspire tasty culinary twists for the NFL 100th season


Football and food are a winning combination. This year, NFL hometowns inspired some tasty culinary twists at various NFL stadiums.

Many football fans are loyal to their NFL hometowns. For the NFL 100th season, those hometowns serves as tasty culinary twists at various football stadiums across the country. Do you think that these dishes will score with fans?

What makes a football dish stand out? While chicken wings, a great brat and even a tempting burger can make anyone’s mouth water, football fans are wanting even more. Sure, those craft beers and cocktails might have started this trend, but this season’s new menus have some serious foodie vibes.

At a few NFL stadiums, the NFL hometowns serve as inspiration for a few of the new menu items. Inspired by city streets, a few of these dishes could change how any football fan feels about stadium food.

The biggest question is how many stadiums will you visit just to try these tasty creations?

4th Street Skewer at U.S. Bank Stadium

Can you ever go wrong with pork belly or food on a stick? This dish combines deep fried pork belly and mashed potatoes. Add some chipotle pepper, cheese and bacon (yes, it is like double pork), this menu item is definitely not diet friendly.

East 14th Tri Tip Sandwich at Oakland, photo provided by Aramark

East 14th Tri Tip Sandwich at RingCentral Coliseum

Beef, pepper and onions is always a classic combination. When all of these deliciousness is served on a torpedo roll and smothered in cheese sauce, you definitely want to try a bite.

Elm Street Schnitzel at Paul Brown Stadium, photo provided by Aramark

Elm Street Schnitzel Sliders at Paul Brown Stadium

While you might not want a traditional schnitzel at a football game, this version will keep you fuled for the second half. Served on a pretzel bun, the pork loin is covered with a hot slaw and spicy apple brown mustard. You definitely won’t need some spätzle.

HTX Brisket Melt at NRG Stadium

While have one sandwich when you can combine two. This brisket, grilled cheese sandwich gets a boost of flavor from the house made peach BBQ sauce. Add some spicy pork rinds for crunch and you have a bite that you won’t forget.

Lake Shore Drive Hoagie at Soldier Field, photo provided by Aramark

Lake Shore Drive Hoagie at Soldier Field

Instead of a classic Chicago dog, this menu item borrows some inspiration from various parts of the great foodie town. Combining gyro meat, corned beef and Italian beef, this sandwich will satisfy the city of big shoulders. Add some giardiniera and you better find a frosty, cold one to wash it all down.

Pratt Street Hoagie at M&T Bank Stadium

This sandwich has an interesting combination of flavors. The hoagie bun can hardly contain all the pit beef, crab dip and horseradish cheddar cheese. This sandwich definitely wins on creativity.

Smallman Street Renegade at Heinz Field

This Italian influenced dish is definitely a hearty bite. It is like the best of several Italian dishes in one. Fried eggplant, shaved hot sausage, banana peppers, sauce and cheese make this sandwich a flavor bomb.

South Street Chilly Philly at Lincoln Financial Field, photo provided by Aramark

South Street Chilly Philly at Lincoln Financial Field

While not a traditional cheese steak, this sandwich takes almost an elevated approach. The shaved ribeye is topped with some long hot pepper relish and caramelized onion jam. This sandwich could make you totally re-think a cheesesteak.

Stateline BBQ Stack at Arrowhead Stadium

BBQ is king in Kansas City and this slow smoked sandwich combines all the best of those flavors. Brisket and turkey meat BBQ sauce and celery seed slaw. Between that slaw and the cheesy corn bun, it is a complete BBQ plate in a single bite.

These NFL hometown menu items are just a few of the many food options at NFL Stadiums this season. From burgers to vegetarian friendly options, the stadiums are definitely becoming a foodie paradise.

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