The 2018 Dallas Cowboys NFL season has begun, and with it, the foodie sideshow: new ballpark foodstuffs at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
These new items have been developed by AT&T Stadium chefs and their food & beverage team. They'll debut in both the general and VIP areas at the September 16 home game when the Dallas Cowboys play the New York Giants and officially open the 2018 NFL season at AT&T Stadium.
Stadiums are making an increasingly big deal about their food, possibly because sports are so intrinsically boring to most people? Just a theory. And since the stadiums send out press releases and photos, it makes it easy for whatever remaining "journalists" are still standing to cut-and-paste and have another story they can add to their daily quota. Guilty!
The truly dedicated "journalists" actually trek out to the stadium and eat the food on camera, which they then post in a video on Facebook. But so often, the imagination is far more grand than real life, is it not?
Without further ado, imagine these foods you'll find at AT&T Stadium in 2018:
New items in general concessions
New offerings feature elements of North African, Korean, Mexican, and Thai cuisine, as well as items with twists on gameday traditions of barbecue, burgers, sausage, and mac and cheese. They are as follows:
African Spiced SuperGrain Bowl is a mix of brown rice, barley, and farro topped with dukkah chicken and mango-cucumber salsa. With satisfying ancient grains enjoyed in North African cuisine, this bowl can be prepared with meat or as a vegetarian and vegan option. Hall of Fame level concession stands.
Pork Belly Burger is a pork belly on an Angus burger, topped with jalapeño cheese, kimchi, aioli, and hoisin sauce. Main Concourse Club level concession stands at sections 208, 212, 232, and 237, as well as Main Concourse Sections 219 and 245, and Upper Concourse Sections 411 and 450.
Salsa Chicken Tacos have chicken breast marinated and cooked in red salsa, topped with sour cream sauce and tomatillo-avocado salsa. Vaqueros concession stands on both the Main Concourse section 204 and 229, and Upper Concourse section 416 and 446.
Sausage Supreme has a hoagie bun stuffed with a grilled jalapeño cheese sausage, mac n cheese, chopped brisket, BBQ sauce, and jalapeños. Bent Buckle carts located in the Main Concourse clubs, Silver Level clubs, and Upper Concourse at Sections 412 and 442.
Thai Veggie Wrap with Spicy Peanut Sauce has spinach, broccoli slaw, sweet peppers, and Thai peanut sauce in a whole wheat tortilla. Healthy Choice carts on the Main Concourse clubs and sections 222 and 245.
Elote is the Mexican favorite with corn, poblano mayo, hot sauce, and cotija cheese. Vaqueros concession stands on both the Main Concourse section 204 and 229, and Upper Concourse section 416 and 446.
Mac N Cheese Brisket Cone has a bread cone filled with mac n cheese, brisket, BBQ Sauce, and jalapeños. Bent Buckle carts located in the Main Concourse clubs, Silver Level clubs.
Cheetos Mac N Cheese Balls have Cheetos mac n cheese topped with fried mac n cheese gems, a crushed Jalapeño Cheddar Cheetos crust, and jalapeño ranch, dusted with crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Upper Concourse at sections 420 and 450.
Doritos Chicken Wrap has Romaine, tomato, chicken tenders, jalapeño avocado ranch, and crushed nacho cheese Doritos in a garlic flour tortilla wrap. Crisp stands on the Main Concourse Sections 218 and 243 and Upper Concourse Sections 409 and 439.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich has chicken in buffalo sauce, garlic aioli, crushed cool ranch Doritos, tomato slices, and ranch slaw. Crisp stands on the Main Concourse Sections 218 and 243 and Upper Concourse Sections 409 and 439.
Ice Cream Sundae with chocolate and/or vanilla soft-serve, whipped cream, crushed Oreos, caramel, and chocolate sauce. Ice cream carts on both the Main and Upper Concourse. Main Concourse sections 219 and 245, and Upper Concourse Section 412.
New items in Premium Gameday Culinary Experiences
New grub in the Season Suite and Club Dining areas include avocado crab dip with panzanella crackers; chimichurri tenderloin with vegetables; rock shrimp salad with avocado, jalapeño, red onion, and napa cabbage; sriracha chicken rolls; bacon-wrapped jalapeño chicken bites; chocolate truffles with chile, cold brew panna cotta, and dark chocolate jalapeño; chess pie; and macarons.
The Dallas Cowboys Cowboyrita, a frozen margarita that is specialized for AT&T Stadium, is back. Main Concourse Sections 204, 219, 226, 229, 245, 250; Upper Concourse Sections 401, 411, 416, 420, 431, 441, 446, 454; as well as all 4 Hall of Fame Concession Stands, and various bars throughout the stadium.
Cocktail on Tap are back after being introduced in 2017. Partnered with On the Rocks Cocktails and Beam Suntory, this drink is offered in a variety of combos such as Cruzan Rum and Cherry Daiquiri, EFFEN Vodka and Blue Lemonade, Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey and Twisted Cola Lemonade. Main Concourse at sections 201, 222, 226, and 245; and the Upper Concourse at sections 405, 436, and the north and south 50 yard line.
Returning fan favorites
A game cannot be a game without these: ultimate nachos, cowboys cheesesteak, one-pound Super 16 Burger, al pastor tacos, and the chicken & waffles sandwich.