What to eat at the mn vikings’ u. s. bank stadium

Following what seems to be a stadium trend, the Minnesota Vikings’ new home, U.S. What goes with chicken fingers Bank Stadium, has partnered with local restaurateurs to bring a taste of the Twin Cities to its concession stands.

Before the first regular season home game kicks off Sunday, we attended a preseason game to get a feel for what food-lovers can expect. Chicken fingers homemade We were pleasantly surprised by how smooth operations were and the quality of the food offered by local vendors. Are chicken fingers bad for you Twin Cities Foodie stand on the first level at U.S. Chicken fingers recipe indian Bank Stadium. Jack astor’s chicken fingers recipe (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)

The stadium is fairly easy to navigate, and it’s not terribly difficult to walk a little beyond your section to find some unique offerings. Chicken fingers recipe in urdu We recommend sticking to the locals, though.

Chicken tenders recipe in urdu What we tried from the corporate stands was pretty run-of-the-mill, at best.

However, if you’re looking for the usual stadium fare, Jamie Hodgson, who is in charge of the giant concessions operation, said he designed the stands with that in mind.

“In every quadrant of the stadium, you can always get a brat, nachos or a beer,” Hodgson said. Baked chicken tenders no egg “The specialty stands are more scattered around.”

Hodgson said that early problems with vendors running out of food and long lines have been mostly mitigated, and we found that to be true during our visit.

Local craft beer offerings are also impressive, though many of the kiosks ran out of certain kinds by halftime. Cooking chicken strips on stove We are hoping that gets remedied. Cooking chicken tenders on grill Lines for craft beer stands are longer than at domestic stands, which we think is a testament to what local brewers have created. How to make grilled chicken strips Instead of clustering all the local beer at one stand, there are kiosks throughout offering a few taps from names you’ll recognize, including Bauhaus, Northgate, Insight, 612 Brew and Fulton.

Here are our picks for the nine best foods in the stadium, ranked in order of our preference. How to cook chicken tenders on the grill REVIVAL FRIED CHICKEN, $16 (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)

Revival Stand, Section 111: If you’ve never been to the little restaurant in South Minneapolis (or you just can’t endure several hours of waiting), this is a great opportunity for you to try the best fried chicken in the Twin Cities. How to make chicken strips like popeyes We can attest to the fact that what you get at the stadium is just as good as the restaurant. Raising cane’s chicken fingers calories The price might seem high, but you get two pieces of chicken, slaw and a roll, so it’s pretty easily shared. Baked chicken tenders recipe without breadcrumbs If you’re more of a sandwich person, the fried chicken sandwich ($12) is very sizable and just as crispy/juicy/delicious. Recipe for chicken fingers baked If you like spice, you can order either the chicken or the sandwich Tennessee Hot, which basically means it’s doused in some serious hot sauce. Simple chicken fingers recipe There will be lines at this stand, so plan ahead. Dipping sauce recipes for chicken fingers Owners Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer are not pre-frying chicken and letting it sit under a warmer, and there are only so many fryers to meet the very heavy demand. Recipe for chicken fingers fried (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo) LEMON GRASS MEATBALLS, $10

Twin Cities Foodies, Section 101: Chef Tammy Wong of Rainbow Chinese concocted this perfect stadium food with healthier fare in mind. Chicken fingers for kids The meatball itself, made fluffy with toasted rice instead of breadcrumbs, is gluten-free, made with ground chicken and really tastes like lemon grass. Breading for chicken fingers If you can’t have gluten, you’ll have to order it without the delicious sauce, though. Best baked chicken fingers recipe Other offerings are a somewhat one-note, chewy jerk bacon sandwich ($10) from chef Shawn Smalley of Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque in Stillwater and some dirty good smoked chicken nachos ($10) on freshly fried tortillas from chef Matt Bickford of Icehouse. Baked chicken fingers healthy We love that all the royalties from this stand are donated to Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Crispy chicken fingers baked AZ CANTEEN ROASTED PORK HOAGIE, $15

AZ Canteen Hoagies, Section 344: OK, we know, $15 is a lot for a hoagie. Southern fried chicken fingers But it’s at least a sizable hoagie, and the ingredients are so delicious we are willing to part with a few extra bucks for it. Chicken fingers fried Slow-roasted, tender pork, zippy arugula and the ingenious addition of crisp broccolini make this sandwich a touchdown. Crispy chicken fingers recipe fried Our only complaint was that it could have used a bit more moisture. What goes good with chicken fingers (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo) SKOL DOG, $12

Prairie Dog Stand, Section 122: This stand is a complete no-brainer for stadium food. Shake and bake chicken fingers These snappy beef dogs are handmade and so flavorful that a regular stadium dog seems like a crime. What to eat with chicken fingers The Skol is topped with sweet-smoky bacon jam, a bright yellow mustard and some pretty purple potato chips that could have used a bit more crisping. Sides for chicken fingers TACO COMBO, $15

R Taco, Sections 116 and 309: We were pleasantly surprised at how well this stand pulled off some fun street tacos. Best fried chicken fingers recipe The price here is for any combination of three tacos, and we tried the three they were offering. Kids chicken fingers The restaurant’s signature Rusty Taco was among them, and was just as juicy and flavorful as it is at the eatery. Crispy oven chicken fingers The fried shrimp were not over-breaded or over-cooked, and the fried chicken taco was a fun novelty. How to make chicken fingers from scratch The hot sauces are great, too, and we loved that the habanero was actually spicy, not Minnesota spicy. Recipe of chicken fingers AZ CANTEEN LAMB, $15

AZ Canteen, Section 121: This main-level stand serves a variety of rotisserie meats, including luscious lamb with a tangy yogurt sauce, but we were left holding a whole lot of meat ($15 for a ½ pound), so be sure you have a few friends on hand to share this one. Recipe for homemade chicken fingers Stadium officials have been shocked by the popularity of lamb. Recipes using chicken fingers AZ Canteen sold 600 pounds of it — and still ran out — at the first soccer game held in August. How to make chicken fingers in oven (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo) IKE’S STEAK SANDWICH, $12

Ike’s Carving, Sections 119 and 329: Employees carve the steak in front of you, and the end result is rich, juicy and full of beefy flavor. How to make crispy chicken fingers A creamy horseradish sauce is a nice touch, and the sandwich is sizable for the price. How to deep fry chicken fingers We do wish the bun was a little less dry, though. Deep fried chicken fingers batter KRAMARCZUK’S SAUSAGE, $9.50

Kramarczuk’s, Sections 140 and 336: We’re usually big fans of these local polish sausages, and though our brat had great snap, we wished it was a little more brown and the bun a little smaller. How to cook chicken fingers in oven Still, the price is right, and the onions and peppers we chose to top it with were fresh and a great contrast. How to make breaded chicken fingers CINNIE SMITH CINNAMON ROLLS, $10

State Fair Favorites, Section 114: It may seem odd to have cinnamon rolls at a stadium, and maybe that’s why these were the last of our favorites, but they are at least really good cinnamon rolls and their small size makes them just right for sharing. Chicken with fingers TIPS

Get a head start: For NFL games, the gates will open 2½ hours before kickoff and food stands will be up and running right away. Chicken fingers pictures To beat the crowds and longer lines for food, play it like the State Fair and arrive early.

Some vendors have two stands: If you want to try some of the popular restaurants, note that several have two stands. How to bread chicken fingers So if one line seems too long, you may want to hedge your bets at trying the other location. Homemade chicken fingers oven Some favorites with more than one counter include R Taco (Sections 116 and 309), Kramarczucks (140 and 336) and AZ Canteen (121 and 344). Chicken breast fingers Now only if Revival had another stand. Homeade chicken fingers However, be warned that the AZ Canteen stands serve two different menus. How long to cook chicken fingers in oven While you can get rotisserie meats including lamb on the first floor, we prefer the hoagies — especially the roasted pork and provolone — available on the third level.

Hit the rail: There’s a rail along the outside of the first-floor concourse where you can enjoy your food without missing a play, if you can score a place to stand.

Share to save money: Some of the items are big enough for two people, especially if you want to try more than one stand. Who invented chicken fingers The overlook from one of the rail spots at U.S. Golden chicken fingers Bank Stadium. Chicken fingers recipe buttermilk (Pioneer Press: Nancy Ngo)