Twins expand Target Field's food menu even further

Minnesota-based vendors added throughout park

Twins expand Target Field's food menu even further

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the sixth year in a row, the Twins and Delaware North Sportservice gave select media in attendance the opportunity to sample the new food offerings available at Target Field in 2015. And for the first time, a group of Twins season-ticket holders were invited to take part in the taste testing.

This isn't your grandfather's ballpark grub consisting of hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and soft drinks at the Metrodome. They've been replaced with walleye and chips, Oreo churros and pork chop on a stick.

"There's a reputation that the ballpark has earned over time, to not only be a great place to watch the game, but a great place to eat and drink," said Twins president Dave St. Peter.

After assembling inside Hrbek's Pub and previewing the menu, Delaware North general manager Pete Spike took a group on a sampling expedition throughout the concourse at Target Field.

Among the new vendors were local beer and burger favorite Red Cow and Hot Indian Foods, a popular Midtown global market and food truck.

Andrew Zimmern's canteen will have an expanded location and fare, offering Korean fried chicken, bacon and smoked meat sandwiches.

Schwan's of Marshall, Minn., will have its own stand in the Legends Club. Goose Island Pub hosts a bar next to Section 229, serving a wide selection of its crafted beers.

The most impressive new watering hole at the ballpark resides in left field, where Barrio, a Twin Cities Latin eatery, takes up substantial real estate next to the foul pole. Patrons can sample a wide variety of adult beverages and enjoy a limited food menu. There's also an area alongside the bar to charge your smart phone while taking in the game on one of the numerous big screens.

Other items available to tempt your taste buds are Murray's Cheese Steak Sandwich and Darby's Bacon Hot Dish.

The Twins continue their commitment to local distillers by offering a kiosk near Section 111 featuring crafts and spirits by Panther Distillery (Osakis, Minn.) and Du Nord (Minneapolis).

"Delaware North Sportservice has helped to transform the food and beverage experience at this wonderful venue," St. Peter said. "We have worked in conjunction to try to take things to a whole other level. None of that would be possible without integrating Minnesota-native signature brands."

Kerry Walls is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.