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Best Stadium Food In DFW

September 12, 2012 5:00 AM

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There’s more to stadium snacks these days than hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. From Kobe burgers and sushi to hand-made tacos or truffled mac-n-cheese, concession stands at stadiums are serving up some incredible edibles to fans who enjoy eating at the game as much as they do watching it. While traditional favorites still hit high scores, food savvy sports fans are always looking for more. From updated oldies to new regional chow, here are the best food picks on stadium menus right now.

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 273-5222
texas.rangers.mlb.com

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Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

With a new $11.5 million upgrade, there’s now a food selection as massive as some of the offerings on the field. Foodies can score a home run all around the park with 45 permanent food concessions and 63 portable ones to choose from. The pickings are especially good at the new Vandergriff Plaza food court, where you’ll find the Captain Morgan restaurant, Smokehouse 557 and a Mexican street food taqueria.You can’t have baseball without hot dogs, but the franks at Captain Morgan come every which way and not always in just a bun.

Try the two foot long Boomstick Dog weighing in at a pound, resting on an Empire Bakery roll and fully loaded up with shredded cheese, chili, sautéed onions and jalapenos for $26. Or customize your own with 12 different toppings on a potato bun from the Food Network’s hot dog bar. If Yu’s at the pitcher’s mound then head over to the Captain Morgan Club for the special Yu Dog—wrapped in a wonton, deep fried and topped with beef teriyaki, seaweed salad, sesame seeds and wasabi mayo.

Home Runs:
The Smokehouse 557 Chopped Brisket Sandwich
The Ryan’s Express Black and Blue Cheese Burger
Fry Depot’s Garlic Fries
Captain Morgan Club’s Smore’s Pie
Related: Best Fajitas In DFW

The Cowboys Stadium
One Legends Way
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 892-4400
stadium.dallascowboys.com

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

A game at Cowboys Stadium is more than just a sports event — it’s an experience of gigantic proportions. It’s only fitting that the largest and fanciest domed stadium in the world is going to have one of the largest and most upscale food selections as well. With 700 points-of-sale, including restaurants, kiosks and concession stands, fans don’t have to travel far to find a varied selection of gourmet grub ranging from sushi and Kobe burgers to BBQ, cheese steak and quesadillas. Don’t worry if you still want a hot dog––there’s plenty to go around, because every season at Cowboys Stadium, fans consume about 8,000 pounds worth of frankfurters.

Touchdowns:
Green Chile Kobe Burger
BBQ Brisket Quesadillas
Kobe Nacho Dog
Pork Carnita Tacos
Frito Pie

FC Dallas Stadium
9200 World Cup Way
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 705-6700
fcdallasstadium.comFC Dallas Stadium (formally Pizza Hut Stadium) provides plenty of food to fuel cheering soccer fans during the action packed games. Stadium goers can nosh at 12 permanent concession venues, along with various mobile carts serving everything from traditional favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and nachos, to new specialties like Bent Buckle smoky barbecue and authentic street tacos. Grab some beers and brats in the Budweiser Beer Garden where the party always is, or get there early for the pre-game celebration at Lamar’s Tailgate on the North Concourse where there’s plenty of cold beer and pit BBQ.

Goal scorers:
Bent Buckle BBQ Brisket Sandwich
Bent Buckle Nachos
Vaqueros Street Tacos
House Dog

Related: Best Taquerias In North Texas

With a passion for adventure, Ilene Jacobs has spent 25 years traveling around the globe. A native of Dallas,Texas, she has also lived in Europe studying and working in marketing and tourism. Ilene is constantly researching interesting places to visit and enjoys sharing her findings with her readers. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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