New Chef Makes Sporting KC Games a Must for Food Lovers
March 14, 2016
Fans of Sporting KC will have a little extra motivation to get out to the stadium this year. Following a 6th place finish in the MLS’s Western Conference, Sporting KC is stepping up their game both on and off the pitch.
Photo by Gary Rohman - Sporting KC
Food vendor, Legends Hospitality has brought a new executive chef, Kevin Stenberg to create some new dishes sports fans will love. Legends took over for previous food vendor Delaware North in 2015. Instead of normal food fare, KC fans can get enjoy a new Chicken and Waffle sandwich, rice bowls, Smoked Chicken Sandwich, and more.
“Food is the focus for everything these days. People are blogging about it, writing about it. It’s on television,” Stenberg told the Kansas City star. “When it comes to stadium food, it’s no longer just hot dogs and french fries, but grilled cheese with arugula or with short ribs.”
Some of this year’s new offerings for Sporting KC:
The Big Cheese: Section 117. A new station offering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for $10, including the Short Rib Mac Grilled Cheese (braised beef short ribs and cheddar cheese on Texas toast), Thick-Cut Bacon (applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese) and Tomato/Arugula (Manchego cheese, arugula and tomato jam), along with tomato soup.
The Tap: Section 117. Added the $10 Chicken and Waffle Sandwich (topped with maple pecan mayonnaise, jack cheese, caramelized tobacco onion and applewood smoked bacon).
Wok This Way: Section 120. It will now offer rice bowls with white or brown rice and fresh vegetables with chili-glazed chicken, marinated beef and vegetable tofu. The rice bowls are $11.
The Wine and Cheese Cart: Section 122. Wines, fine cheeses and dessert platters, including dark chocolate-dipped strawberries, white chocolate-dipped Oreos, brownies and truffles.
The Fresh Market: Section 123. It will now feature “farm to fan” fresh fruit and vegetables and children’s favorites like the Triple Decker Brioche PB&J (Farm to Market brioche with seasonal fruit jam), and guacamole and chips.
Sporting Fare: Section 101 & 127. Added a new Smoked Chicken Sandwich (cherry-wood-smoked chicken thigh with grilled tomato, roasted garlic aioli and baby spinach on fresh baked bolillo roll) for $8.50.
The Grill: Sections 114 & 129. Added loaded waffle fries.
KC Steak: Section 118. Added the Steak Ribeye Sandwich (on brioche bun, topped with caramelized onions, arugula and blue cheese) for $12.50 and the Ultimate Steak Chips (housemade potato chips topped with ribeye steak, warm blue cheese and caramelized onions).
Champion Chips: Section 119. Added new authentic Mexican street tacos.
Crafty Dogs: Section 119. Build-your-own hot dog with such choices as jalapeno cheddar hot dog, Chicago relish and whole grain mustard.
The State Line Fare: Section 134. Hand-Battered Klement’s Corn Dog and a deep-fried bacon corn dog, as well as desserts like Blue’s Puppy Chow and funnel fries.
For dessert, the Giant “Sporting” Cupcake and the Rice Crispy Sampler — classic, chocolate peanut butter and fruity.
Sporting KC is expanding outside of Children Mercy's Stadium and into the Kansas City's popular Power & Light district with their new restaurant, No Other Pub. Read about it here.
Original article posted here in the Kansas City Star.