When in Minnesota, eat like Minnesotans.
From wild rice bratwursts to walleye chowder, fans attending the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this Sunday will get a taste of the Bold North.
The menu features plenty of Minnesota-themed fare, like the 612 Burger (brisket chuck blend, Sriracha mayo, sharp American cheese, peppadew and gherkin pickle), Sota Dog (Vienna all-beef hot dog, tater tots, chive sour cream and paprika on a poppy seed bun) and State Fair classics like pork chop on a stick.
Visitors from New England and Philadelphia will see some of their hometown flavors in the mix, too.
The New England clam roll features kettle-chip crusted fried clams, house tartar sauce and shredded lettuce on a griddled roll. (My three-bite review: Yum.)
The South Philly roast pork sandwich features Italian roast pork, sauteed broccoli rabe and sharp provolone on a hoagie roll. (Meh)
That's not all. Two specialty cocktails have been crafted to pair with each sandwich: the Wicked Red (AFC; cranberry juice, rum and blueberry) and Midnight Green Punch (NFC; vodka, sour apple and lemon-lime soda).
That's still not all. Hallmarks from Boston's and Philadelphia's restaurant scene are also headed to the stadium — Legal Sea Foods' signature clam chowder and Chickie's & Pete's world famous crab fries, respectively.
OK, so you can't afford a ticket to the game or you just don't want to go. Are you ever going to get a chance to sample some of this stuff?
Probably not the New England and Philly grub. But maybe some of the new stuff debuting for the Super Bowl — like the walleye chowder — will make a reappearance, depending on how well they sell, said Aramark senior executive chef James Mehne.