The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that it’s bringing in a few new ballpark eats.
Minnesota-owned food retailers Red Cow, Hot Indian Foods and Schwan’s will get their own carts and stands in Target Field. Twin Cities Latin eatery Barrio will welcome baseball fans at the Twins’ home opener along with Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen, a fan favorite that has now expanded into a brick-and-mortar store.
“Minnesota native, signature brands… really led to a reputation that this ballpark has earned over time to be a great place to watch a game, but a great place for eat and drink. And each year we have worked to try to transform the menu even further,” said Twins president Dave St. Peter.
Red Cow will bring three of its popular burgers ($8.50) to Target Field near section 126. Owner Luke Shimp will offer the Blues Burger with apricot jam and local blue cheese, the Ultimate Red Cow Burger and the 60/40 Bacon Burger with 60 percent beef, 40 percent ground bacon, candied bacon and Summit Beer Mustard.
Zimmern’s food truck, Canteen, will move from its portable cart to a brick-and-mortar location near section 114 with several additions. Several sandwiches, each around $13, include the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich, Bacon Sandwich and Smoked Meat Sandwich. A few new beverages like Grapefruit Paloma and OrangeAde will also make their debut this season.
Hot Indian Foods, a staple of Midtown Global Market, will serve its Chicken Tikka and Vegan Aloo Gobi. The Vegan Aloo Gobi is a satisfying mixture of potato, cauliflower and squash mixed with coconut-toasted rice, crispy poppadum and a spicy Indian coleslaw. The dish is drenched in a medium-hot tomato-based curry, making this a great alternative to traditional ballpark fare.
Barrio, as the Journal reported earlier this year, is getting its own bar and lounge at Target Field. Now complete, the Latin eatery offers prime views of the game near the left-field foul pole. The full bar offers a range of tequilas, beer and food options, from pork carnitas tacos to chips with guacamole.
Marshall, Minn.-based Schwan’s will begin offering burgers, sandwiches, ice cream and Freschetta pizza at its own stand near the Legends Club. Its Italian fire-baked flat bread sandwich is stacked tall with salami, ham and pepperoni, along with a three-cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.
The rebranded bar on Target Field’s club level, Goose Island Pub, now has direct views of the field and a selection of Goose Island craft beers.
While craft beer is the beverage of choice for many fans, the presence of local spirits is also set to expand this year. A kiosk near section 111 serves cocktails from Osakis, Minn.-based Panther Distillery and Du Nord from Minneapolis. Hrbek’s has also added the $19 College Daze Bloody Mary to its menu. The large Bloody Mary is served with a slice of cold pizza.
Finally, fans should also look out for Darby’s Bacon Tot Dish, a no-brainer addition to the stadium’s menu. The North Loop pub serves it with tater tots, cheese, crumbled bacon, jalapenos, pico de gallo and seasoned sour cream at the State Fair Classics stand near station 133.
Photos by Eric Best.