The ballparks new treats

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April 11, 2011
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss
There’s far more to eat at a Twins game than hot dogs — although those are definitely available. Target Field’s inaugural season offered up an impressive slate of foods through the stadium’s various restaurants, bars and concession stands. Each one will be returning for the 2011 season, along with several new food items. The new concessions continue the ballpark’s focus on local food brands — one new offering originated at the State Fair, another hails from St. Paul. Here’s a primer on some of the new foods you can sample at your next ballgame.

Minneapple Pie

This deep-fried individual apple pie offers up hot apple filling in a flaky crust that’s topped with cinnamon and sugar and available with or without a side of Blue Bunny ice cream. Developed by the Atsidakos family and served at the Cottage Grill in Rogers, the Minneapple pie is the perfect dessert for your ballgame meal and can be found at the State Fair Classics stand on the main concourse.

The Walk A Taco

This “taco in a cone” was created at St. Paul’s El Burrito Mercado and is available at all Senõr Smokes locations in the ballpark. Available in beef, chicken and vegetarian varieties, you might want to grab a fork despite the crunchy, flavorful taco shell cone.

New Kramarczuk’s brats

Kramarczuk’s sausages were available during Target Field’s inaugural season and proved so popular that the deli’s offerings have been expanded. Two additional Kramarczuk’s carts have been added, and Food Network is offering up two new recipes based on Kramarczuk’s sausages. Head over to gate 114 to sample the smoked bratwurst with horseradish cream or the wild rice brat (pictured) with pickled red cabbage and beer mustard.

Hebrew National Hot Dogs

In addition to Schweigert’s four varieties of hot dogs, fans now have a Kosher alternative. The Hebrew National cart will be supervised by a Rabbi Sunday through Thursday, and although it will not be supervised on Fridays or Saturdays in observation of the Sabbath, the cart will remain open. Kosher condiments are also available.

Turkey To Go Sandwiches

Turkey To Go has been serving up juicy pulled turkey at the State Fair since 1959 and opened its first food cart downtown last year. Now you’ll be able to grab one of its slow-roasted sandwiches at Target Field. Turkey To Go suggests pairing your ‘wich with its Cajun rub or Ken Davis BBQ Sauce, but they’re so delicious on their own that they hardly need the adornment. Look for the Turkey To Go stand on the main concourse behind home plate.