The day many baseball and food fans wait for all year, is here.
The Minnesota Twins have revealed some new additions to the menu at Target Field ahead of the team's home opener on Thursday.
First up to bat, is a new dining area called Bat & Barrel. According to an announcement by the Twins and Delaware North Sportservice, the team's food, drink and retail partner, the area will feature several local restaurants — and breweries and distilleries — and will be open to anyone with a ticket to the game.
The new eatery replaces the Metropolitan Club dining area and will be home to delectable dishes from:
• Murray's, a Minneapolis steakhouse that will be serving fans blue cheese-crusted, bacon-wrapped tenderloin.
• Baja Haus, a Wayzata-based beach-themed eatery with a field feature of pan-seared barramundi, also known as Asian sea bass.
• Red Rabbit, another Minneapolis restaurant that will be serving up chicken parmesan during this season's games.
There will also be smaller dishes and appetizers on deck, including a bevy of different burgers, pizza and hot dog/bratwurst options.
If you're more thirsty than hungry, the beer won't be hard to find with multiple bars stocked with local brews in the Bat & Barrel area.
In collaboration with former Twins player and avid homebrewer, Glen Perkins, the field will also be opening up a wall of taps featuring 22 different brews. The beer wall will be called Drafts at 34; you can find it inside Gate 34 — see what they did there?
Many favorites from last year's season will be sticking around as well, so if you're heading to a Twins game this year, remember to come hungry.