After a blowout win on Opening Day, the Kansas City Royals are officially back in business for the 2015 season. But the 10-1 score isn't the only thing worth mentioning in Kauffman Stadium: There's also all kinds of great food to be had, including new options from the one and only Andrew Zimmern. Here, take a look at where to eat inside the ballpark.
New at Kauffman Stadium
Craft & Draft — This new spot will offer 75 craft beers during games, including a rotating selection of 24 on tap and around 50 bottled varieties — plus the anticipated Boulevard Brewing Co. cans, once they go into wide release in mid-April. There will also be food, ranging from bar snacks like charcuterie to gastropub-inspired fare such as pork belly steamed buns and Kobe beef burgers. Build-your-own pizzas are also available from quick-fire Custom Crust. Where: Section 301 (Loge Level, left-field corner)
Andrew Zimmern's Canteen Skewers — From chef/TV host Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame, this skewers stand is an offshoot of his Minneapolis-based Canteen food truck. Skewers offers flatbread sandwiches with grilled-to-order meat: chicken, short rib, pork shoulder, or lamb kefta. Where: Section 249.
Andrew Zimmern's Canteen Links — Zimmern's also opening a take on the hot dog stand, KC Links, which serves beef dogs with minted cabbage slaw, mustard, chiles, and roasted vegetable mayo; cheddar bratwurst with jalapeño jelly, whole grain mustard, and crispy onions; chorizo agrodolce with sweet pepper relish and giardiniera; and Italian links with charred peppers, onion, and fresh basil.
Outfield Dining at the Park
Belfonte — A Kansas City favorite since 1969 (the very same year that the Royals were formed), this ice cream shop's stadium outpost opened last year. Look for sundaes, concretes, and cookies, plus pints at concession stands throughout the park. Where: Center field behind the scoreboard.
Rival Sports Bar — For a sit-down meal, head to Rivals, a 150-seat restaurant serving all kinds of burgers, wraps, and sandwiches, along with a full beverage menu and desserts like banana splits. The restaurant and the accompanying Darkhorse Bar are open on a first-come, first-serve basis to ticketholders, but tables can also be reserved in advance. Where: 250
Boulevard Brewing Company — Craft beer's available in throughout stadium thanks to Kansas City's own Boulevard Brewing Co. These two dedicated stands sell nothing but the local brews. Where: Sections 206, 252. Find Boulevard Pub in section 230.
Dugout Dog House — New this season is the steak and cheese dog, which comes topped, Philly-style, with steak and cheese sauce. Where: Sections 208, 247.
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