I was able to try quite a few new items and I’m eager to share some of my favorites. I put together a slideshow on WCCO which can be viewed through here (just click on the slideshow link in the post), but I'll highlight some of the healthier options below.
Executive Chef Pastor Jimenez was on hand to answer all of our questions and I found him to be incredibly approachable. Hot dogs, hamburgers and nachos are staples at the ballpark, but it is refreshing to learn that healthier options have been considered as well.
Starting out on our tour, we stopped at Asian Wok, a new vendor offering both a chicken and veggie stir-fry. For $8.50, you’ll get a take-out carton packed full of veggies and noodles (and chicken if you choose).
As an alternative to the brats and hot dogs, Chef Jimenez said Morningstar Farms has developed a meatless sausage that rivals the real thing. He is excited to start offering it soon after the stadium opens. He’s also going to bring on a Morningstar Farms veggie burger and if it’s anything like the veggie burger served at the Metrodome, I’ll be a happy camper.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try anything from Senor Smoke’s, an ode to Juan Berenguer’s home country of Panama, but I heard there will be veggie burritos offered. Yum!
The hidden gem at the State Fair Classics stall is the veggie kabob. Zucchini, squash, mushrooms, peppers and onions are skewered, grilled, and brushed with a flavorful pesto sauce. For $7.50, you’ll be able to get two kabobs with your order.
One non-food feature I’m really excited about is recycling. There are recycling bins placed throughout the park for both paper towels and normal recycling like newspaper, bottles and cans.
What excites you most about the new Twins ballpark?