Who's hungry for football?
The sports food movement has exploded in recent years, as big league food providers develop crazy combinations with traditional hot dogs and burgers, and introduce local brands and flavors into the mix. Staff writer Don Muret takes a quick tour of new items at NFL stadiums this season, from the healthy choices to the I’m-not-going-to-eat-again-for-a-week menu.
■ FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland Browns
■ Bratwurst with sausage gravy, maple hot sauce, bacon crumbles and whipped butter, served on a Belgian waffle.
■ Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs
■ Breakfast sandwich with hash browns, Canadian bacon, fried egg, bacon jam and cheese, topped with mini pancakes and bacon.
■ Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco
■ Topped with sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice and chimichurri sauce.
United in Orange 2.0
■ Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver Broncos
■ Citrus-based pale ale produced in collaboration with Breckenridge Brewery.
Nashville Hot Chicken
■ Nissan Stadium, Tennessee Titans
■ Served with sliced pickles, creamy slaw and white BBQ sauce with a Belgian waffle.
Frito Pie Dog
■ AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys
■ All-beef hot dog topped with Texas chili, Fritos chili cheese corn chips and pico de gallo.
California Poke Bowl
■ StubHub Center, Los Angeles Chargers
■ Served with ahi tuna, avocado, crab salad, carrots and cucumber, topped with aioli sauce
■ FedEx Field, Washington Redskins
■ With crispy wontons, marinated chicken, pickled cabbage, wasabi, cilantro, scallions and sesame seeds.
■ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland Raiders
■ Ahi tuna, wakame, Maui onions, guacamole and macadamia nuts on crispy wonton shells.
■ MetLife Stadium, New York Giants and Jets
■ Sausage, slab bacon and pulled pork, topped with cole slaw, pickles and Carolina BBQ sauce, served on white bread and a corn muffin.
Mac N Cheese Dog
■ Bank of America Stadium, Carolina Panthers
■ Gourmet hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese and crispy onions.
■ Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers
■ Elk meat with egg noodles, creme fraiche and julienne pickled carrots.