The Best Foods to Eat at Every NFL Stadium In 2016
LAMBEAU FIELD: THE PIGSKIN POTATO
The Team: Green Bay Packers
The Town: Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Dish: Offered at the stadium's bacon-centric food stand Patrick Cadahy Pack House, this football-sized, bacon-wrapped baked potato is topped generously with chili, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives and, yes, more bacon. And because more is always more, the potato is served with a side of bacon-ranch dressing for dunking.
FEDEX FIELD: FRIED CHICKEN & RED VELVET WAFFLES
The Team: Washington Redskins
The Town: Landover, Maryland
The Dish: Satisfy every sweet and salty craving you have with these fried chicken tenderloins stacked between a red velvet waffle, drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served on the club level of the stadium, the combo is a not-so-subtle nod to the Skins' burgundy and gold team colors.
SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD AT MILE HIGH: THE MECKLENBURGER
The Team: Denver Broncos
The Town: Denver, Colorado
The Dish: Named for Broncos' Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg, this bacon, blue cheese and mushroom-topped burger is a hearty option for football fans who crave a literal feel-good meal. Proceeds from the burger's purchase go toward the REACH foundation, which aims to improve child literacy.
NRG STADIUM: KILLEN'S BRISKET STAK
The Team: Houston Texans
The Town: Houston, Texas
The Dish: The stadium is getting ready to host Super Bowl LI in February, which means the concession stand options are getting a serious upgrade. Enter local-loved Killen's Barbecue, which has installed two custom smokers right in the stadium. Order the Stak: Crispy waffle fries topped with pepper jack cheese sauce, in-stadium smoked brisket, sour cream and chopped green onions.
FORD FIELD: MICHIGAN CIDER MILL DOUGHNUT
The Team: Detroit Lions
The Town: Detroit, Michigan
The Dish: This house-made, cake-style doughnut (aka the #bigbluedonut) is layered with Michigan apple filling and covered in bright blue icing and sprinkles. It's so big (9 inches exactly) that it's served in a cake box. So sharing is encouraged ... but not required.
GEORGIA DOME: PULLED PORK
The Team: Atlanta Falcons
The Town: Atlanta, Georgia
The Dish: The dry rubbed, slow-smoked pork shoulder from Jim'n' Nick's begs for a big splash of their signature barbecue sauce.
THE SUPER DOME: BBQ PORKBELLY PO'BOY
The Team: New Orleans Saints
The Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
The Dish: We appreciate a sandwich that gets the full Big Easy treatment. A pillowy roll is stuffed to the brim with Creole shrimp, fried oysters, pork belly and scoop of creamy slaw.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM: PIZZA BOX NACHOS
The Team: Arizona Cardinals
The Town: Glendale, Arizona
The Dish: These hefty nachos are topped with local chiles, slow-roasted pork, cheese sauce, guacamole, sour cream, olives and salsa—and then served in a cardboard pizza box … as if a mere paper plate would even have the strength.
EVERBANK FIELD: SHRIMP & GRITS
The Team: Jacksonviille Jaguars
The Town: Jacksonville, Florida
The Dish: Sure, the creamy seasoned grits, smoked gouda and butterflied shrimp with creole seasoning and scallions are delicious—but we're most excited about eating it all right out of a mini Jaguars football helmet.
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM: CUBAN FRY STAK
The Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Town: Tampa, Florida
The Dish: Stacked with smoked ham, roast pork, salami, fried pickles, scallions and mustard cheese sauce, this meal fulfills all your snack food cravings in one bite.
AT&T STADIUM: TEXAS TORTA
The Team: Dallas Cowboys
The Town: Arlington, Texas
The Dish: Beef barbacoa, adobo chicken and pork carnitas are piled up in these gargantuan Mexican sandwiches, which are served with a whole deep-fried jalapeño wrapped in bacon.
U.S. BANK STADIUM: 612 BURGER
The Team: Minnesota Vikings
The Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Dish: This black angus burger—affectionately named after the home team's area code—comes topped with spicy sriracha mayonnaise and sharp American cheese.
NISSAN STADIUM: TITAN TOTS STAK
The Team: Tennessee Titans
The Town Nashville, Tennessee
The Dish: Move over, French fries. We've found a new potato to obsess over. This heaping seving of tater tots is covered with pulled pork, scallions, sour cream, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos and melty cheddar cheese sauce.
GILLETTE STADIUM: FISH AND CHIPS
The Team: New England Patriots
The Town: Foxborough, Massachusetts
The Dish: The British are coming—well, in this case, the British foods are coming! Pull up to the Nantucket Sound stand for freshly-fried fish fillets served with big fistfull of fries and creamy tartar sauce for dipping.
BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM: RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES
The Team: Carolina Panthers
The Town: Charlotte, North Carolina
The Dish: All that Dab-bing can make you hungry. Grab a red velvet whoopie pie—sweet cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two soft cookies—and get all the energy you need for celebrating.
RALPH WILSON STADIUM: YANCEY'S FANCY GRILLED CHEESE
The Team: Buffalo Bills
The Town: Orchard Park, New York
The Dish: It's your childhood favorite turned up several cheesy notches. This three-bread-slice sandwich is layered with maple cheddar bacon cheese, griddled until hot and melty, and skewered with a stick of applewood bacon.
SUN LIFE STADIUM: LOBSTER ROLL
The Team: Miami Dolphins
The Town: Miami Gardens, Florida
The Dish: Cheering on the home team while chomping on lobster sounds like a supreme Miami experience to us. This lobster salad is tossed lightly with mayo and green onions, heaped atop a toasted, buttered top-split bun.
CENTURYLINK FIELD: CHICKEN & WAFFLE SANDWICH
The Team: Seattle Seahawks
The Town: Seattle, Washington
The Dish: No fork and knife needed for this game day snack. Hand-breaded chicken tenders are sandwiched between two Belgian waffles, drizzled with bourbon maple syrup and a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar
FIRSTENERGY STADIUM: NO NAME FRITES
The Team: Cleveland Browns
The Town: Cleveland, Ohio
The Dish: Created by chef Jonathon Sawyer, this order of fries is drizzled with brown peppercorn gravy, mozzarella cheese, diced pancetta, a fried egg and whole grain mustard.
PAUL BROWN STADIUM: ITALIAN BEEMELT
The Team: Cincinnati Bengals
The Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
The Dish: This toasty panini is like a little tour around Europe: Italian beef, Swiss cheese and giardiniera (pickled Italian veggetables) on griddled German sourdough bread.
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD: CHICKEN & WAFFLE FRY STAK
The Team: Philadelphia Eagles
The Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Dish: When you can't decide which snack to order, order it all in one snack. Waffle fries are topped with fried-breaded chicken bites, smoked gouda gravy, maple glazed bacon and scallions.
LEVI'S STADIUM: STARTER NACHOS
The Team: San Francisco 49ers
The Town: Santa Clara, California
The Dish: At the home of last year's Super Bowl, you can grab this tower of nachos. Layers of black beans, charred corn salsa, queso fresco, avocado puree are stacked between freshly-fried tortillas, and then topped with a fried egg and cumin lime-salt.
LUCAS OIL STADIUM: JUMBO PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH
The Team: Indianapolis Colts
The Town: Indianapolis, Indiana
The Dish: The stadium's signature sandwich is a seasoned hand-breaded, jumbo pork tenderloin served with lettuce, tomato and red onion on a freshly-baked bun from a local bakery. And fries on the side. Of course.
LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL STADIUM: CLASSIC STADIUM DOGS
The Team: Los Angeles Rams
The Town: Los Angeles, California
The Dish: Although the team is building a state-of-the-art 80,000 seat stadium (dubbed "Disney World NFL" by its owners), for the 2016 season they're playing at the home of USC's Trojans. And we would be frauds—frauds!—if we didn't include classic stadium dogs on the list.
QUALCOMM STADIUM: DIABLO BURGER
The Team: Los Angeles Chargers
The Town: Los Angeles, California
The Dish: Chargers' fans may nosh on this double cheese burger topped with pepper jack and American cheeses, applewood bacon, jalapeño cheddar cheese curds and chipotle mayonnaise with lettuce, onion and pickles.
METLIFE STADIUM: THE P3- PULLED PORK PLATTER
The Teams: New York Giants and New York Jets
The Town: East Rutherford, New Jersey
The Dish:Anything (yes anything) can be stuffed inside of these empanada-style hand pies, which have filling inspired by cuisine from all over the world. Salisbury steak, chicken sofrito, mozzarella and tomato, Tijuana sweet corn and the New Yorker are some of the options—but the stadium is known to switch up the menu up depending on the time of year and opponent.
O.CO COLISEUM: TAILGATE DOG
The Team: Oakland Raiders
The Town: Oakland, California
The Dish: We were about to apologize for including too many hot dogs in this story, but then we realized: There is no such thing as too many hot dogs. Especially when it's topped with warm chili, jalapenos and creamy mac 'n' cheese.