We’ve covered insane baseball park food before, but now it’s football season. The food is still insane.
Met Life Stadium
The New York Jets offer a “Jumbo Jet” line of concessions, and it’s not just a clever pun. One item is the Jumbo Jet Breakfast Bagel. It’s a gigantic, pizza-sized bagel topped with half a pound of ham, a pound of chorizo, a pound of sausage, four eggs, four slices of cheese, and potatoes. It costs $50, but the Jets suggest that it serves four to six people. (It also comes with a free gigantic Jumbo Jet Pretzel and a gigantic Jumbo Jet Sausage.)
The home of Pittsburgh Steelers sells a sandwich called The Emperor. On a buttered brioche pun are placed two beef patties, shaved kielbasa chunks, onion, sauerkraut prepared with bacon, a fried egg, and special sauce.
TCF Bank Stadium
When you see the Minnesota Vikings play, you can get something called The 40 for 60 Burger. It’s a take on legendary Vikings coach Joe Kapp’s football philosophy of “40 men playing together, as one, for 60 minutes.” The sandwich itself consists of a huge patty made with 40 percent bacon and 60 percent beef, topped with cheddar cheese, more bacon, fried onions, a fried eggs, and special sauce, served on pretzel bread.
The Game Changer is a game changer in that it dares to imagine macaroni and cheese as not a meal, but an ingredient. It’s one of the toppings on this sandwich served at Atlanta Falcons games that also includes pulled pork, cole slaw, bacon, and a couple of onion rings.
M&T Bank Stadium
The Tailgater Burger stretches about as high as a van’s open tailgate. It’s a grass fed beef patty topped with American cheese, some bacon, a split kielbasa sausage, some onion rings, a few buffalo wings, and for some local flavor, Maryland crab dip.