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stadium%20logo.jpgThere's no reason to settle on a mediocre hot dog or $8 Bud Light at Target Field — there are plenty of great options out there, if you know where to look. Whether you're looking for local brews, Minnesota State Fair favorites, or food from James Beard recognized chefs and restaurants, Target Field has it covered.

Now, in honor of the upcoming first day of the 2013 baseball season, here's a guide to what to eat at Target Field and where to find it, featuring Target Field's six standouts and a complete guide to the stadium's eats.

Target Field's Six Standouts

AZ%20Canteen1.jpg1) AZ Canteen: New this year, local celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is bringing his Canteen burger (a lamb/goat meat blend) and hibiscus punch from his popular AZ Canteen gourmet food truck to Target Field. [Section 120]

kramarczuks%20target%20field.JPG2) Kramarczuk's: Recently honored with a 2013 James Beard American Classics award, Northeast Minneapolis's Kramarczuk's sausages will once again be served at Target Field. Made fresh daily just one mile from the stadium, Kramarczuk's classic bratwursts, Polish sausages, and Hungarian sausages are served hot with sauerkraut, peppers, and onions. [Sections 112, 117, and 312, Delta SKY 360° Legends Club]

state%20fair%20classics.jpg3) State Fair Classics: Paying tribute to food featured at the Minnesota State Fair, this stand features classics like cheese curds, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, corn dog, french fries, deep fried pickle chips, J.D. Hoyt's Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick, and for a sweet treat, the Minneapple Pie, an individual apple pie, battered and fried. New this year is Mac's Fish and Chips, a St. Paul Classic. Order the Classic Basket—two pieces of hand-battered and fried walleye, full order of chips (fries), with a side of slaw. The fresh fish (never frozen) is battered and fried to order. [Section 133]

mill%20city%20grill.jpg4) Mill City Grill: The six Mill City Grill stands at Target Field feature favorite grilled items plus a few local signature items, including Murray's Steak Sandwich made with choice sirloin steak and provolone cheese, served on a fresh ciabatta roll from Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis. Also available: burgers, hot dogs, french fries, garlic fries, peanuts, kettle chips, sunflower seeds, and Australian Licorice. [Sections 105, 118, 219, First and Third Base Lounge, Legends Club - Section B]

townball%20tavern.jpg5) Townball Tavern: This sit-down restaurant on the Club Level is open to the public, located in the left field corner area of the Club Concourse. The Tavern serves up soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers (including the Vincent Burger, an Angus beef burger stuffed with braised short rib and smoked Gouda cheese from Minneapolis's very own Vincent Restaurant), desserts, and a full bar which includes Fulton Brewery's Sweet Child O' Vine IPA on tap. [Club Level, between Section V and Section 229]

Twins%20Pub2.jpg6) Twins Pub: Centrally located on the plaza, the Twins Pub serves an array of beer, wine, and cocktails. Surly is serving its Furious on tap and will have Bender and Hell available in cans. Fulton is pouring its IPA, Sweet Child O' Vine, as well. [Section 141]

* indicates special Eater recommendations

Main Concourse

2 Gingers, Section 122, 140: If beer isn't your thing, try a Big Ginger or Skinny Ginger made with Kieran Folliard's 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, distilled in Ireland but based right here in Minnesota.
*AZ Canteen, Section 120: New this year, local celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is bringing his Canteen burger (a lamb/goat meat blend) and hibiscus punch from his popular AZ Canteen gourmet food truck to Target Field.
Cuervo Tequila Margaritas, Sections 104, 118: Captain Morgan cola cocktails and Jose Cuervo margaritas.
Carvery, Section 126: Hand carved roast beef dipped in au jus and piled high on a bun.
Dippin Dots and Hot Beverages, Sections 108, 117: Selling liquid nitrogen flash-frozen Dippin Dots, along with cotton candy, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Espresso/Bakery, Sections 119, 141: Serving hot espresso alongside various baked goods, such as brownies and carrot cake.
Frankie V's Italian, Section 122: Frankie V's, named for Twins pitching great Frank Viola, serves various pizza by the slice, calzones, Papa John's personal pizza, Panino's paninis, chicken wild rice meatballs, and, returning from the 2012 season, Valentini's Mega Meatball, a ten ounce meatball stuffed with cheese and served with marinara sauce.
Gametime Treat Smoothies, Section 140: Fresh made smoothies.
Gelato, Section 101: Talenti Italian gelato.
Goose Island Beer, Section 122: Chicago's Goose Island India Pale Ale and 312 Urban Wheat Ale.
Halsey's Sausage House, Sections 105, 120: Named for Minnesota sportscaster Halsey Hall, items found here include the Schweigert's Big Dog, Sheboygan Italian and Polish Sausages, jumbo pretzels, peanuts, sunflower seeds, assorted candy, SuperMom's Mini Donuts, Loon Café chili (winner of City Pages 2010 Best Chili), and Lund's/Byerly's wild rice soup.
Hennepin Grille, Section 109: The six Hennepin Grille stands at Target Field feature favorite grilled items, classic baseball fare, and assorted beverages. Items include Schweigert's hot dogs, Sheboygan bratwurst, burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, French fries, cheese curds, jumbo pretzels, assorted candy, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and assorted beverages including Killebrew Root Beer, named for Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.
Hrbek's Restaurant, Section 114: Hrbek's Restaurant is one of two sit-down options at Target Field. Located in the home plate area of the main concourse, Hrbek's serves up a wide varied of soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and a full bar.
Kosher Dog, Section 114: Hot dogs certified by MSPKosher.
*Kramarczuk's, Sections 112, 117: Brats and sausages located on the main concourse.
LeeAnn Chin, Section 126: Twin Cities-based LeeAnn Chin is serving up chicken stir fry in a red chile sauce or vegetarian stir fry in a teriyaki sauce.
*Mill City Grill, Sections 105, 118: The six Mill City Grill stands at Target Field feature favorite grilled items plus a few local signature items, including Murray's Steak Sandwich made with choice sirloin steak and provolone cheese, served on a fresh ciabatta roll from Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis. Also available: burgers, hot dogs, french fries, garlic fries, peanuts, kettle chips, sunflower seeds, and Australian Licorice.
Minnesota Brews, Section 126: Featuring beers from Summit (EPA and Maibock), Grainbelt (Premium and Nordeast), Schell's, Finnigans, Leinenkugels (Original, Summer Shandy, and Honeyweiss), and Lift Bridge Beer Company (Farm Girl Saison).
Nachos, Sections 110, 122: They sell...nachos. Get them in regular, grande, or grande souvenir along with and assorted beverages.
North Shore Creamery, Sections: 109, 118, 126, 131: Soft-serve ice cream in a waffle cone, kiddie cone, or miniature Twins souvenir helmet.
Potato Bar, Section 101: The baked potato bar features four styles of jumbo baked potatoes with an array of toppings.
Pretzel/Popcorn, Section 107: Popcorn, pretzels with cheese, peanuts, and assorted beverages.
Senior Smoke's, Section 105: Named for Twins pitcher Juan Berenguer, the two Señor Smoke's stands at Target Field feature Tex-Mex favorites like burritos, hard or soft shell tacos, nachos, and El Burrito Mercado's Walk A Taco, a crunchy, cone shaped flour tortilla filled with taco salad ingredients.
*State Fair Classics, Section 133: Paying tribute to food featured at the Minnesota State Fair, this stand features classics like cheese curds, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, corn dog, french fries, deep fried pickle chips, J.D. Hoyt's Cajun Pork Chop on a Stick, and for a sweet treat, the Minneapple Pie, an individual apple pie, battered and fried. New this year is Mac's Fish and Chips, a St. Paul Classic. Order the Classic Basket—two pieces of hand-battered and fried walleye, full order of chips (fries), with a side of slaw. The fresh fish (never frozen) is battered and fried to order.
Taste of Twins Territory, Sections: 124, 126, 131: The multiple Taste of Twins Territory stands at Target Field feature the best of traditional ballpark fare, like Food Network brand's Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, which now comes in Cajun Buffalo chicken and jalapeno popper styles, available individually or as a trio. Also: Schweigert's hot dogs, veggie dogs, Sheboygan bratwursts, cheese curds, jumbo pretzels, ice cream novelties, assorted candy, peanuts, and Cracker Jack.
Tony O's Cuban Sandwiches, Section 111: With melted swiss cheese, ham, roasted pork, and thinly sliced pickles on toasted bread, Tony Oliva's Cuban sandwich has been a flagship item since the stadium opened in 2010.
Turkey To Go, Section 113: Back for its third year at Target field, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association's Turkey to Go will now have two locations where fans can purchase the Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich. Don't forget to top the slow roasted pulled turkey sandwich with Ken Davis BBQ sauce.
*Twins Pub, Section 141: Centrally located on the plaza, the Twins Pub serves an array of beer, wine, and cocktails. Surly is serving its Furious on tap and will have Bender and Hell available in cans. Fulton is pouring its IPA, Sweet Child O' Vine, as well.
Twins Territory Market, Section 112: New this year, a grab-and-go refrigerator case with fruit, veggies, gluten-free sandwiches, chips with hummus, milk, and other beverages.

Club Level

Metropolitan Club Bar & Restaurant: The Metropolitan Club offers season ticket holders and their guests the opportunity to enjoy pre-game dining and drinks.
Delta SKY 360° Legends Club: The limited-access club behind home plate serves food items from Mill City Grill, Hennepin Grille, and Frankie V's, and also houses the North Loop Deli.
*Townball Tavern: This sit-down restaurant is open to the public, located in the left field corner area of the Club Concourse, between Section V and Section 229. The Tavern serves up soups, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers (including the Vincent Burger, an Angus beef burger stuffed with braised short rib and smoked Gouda cheese from Minneapolis's very own Vincent Restaurant), desserts, and a full bar which includes Fulton Brewery's Sweet Child O' Vine IPA on tap.

Terrace Level

Frankie V's Italian, Section 319: Pizza by the slice, calzones, Papa John's personal pizzas, Panino's paninis, wild rice meatballs, and Valentini's Mega Meatball.
Gelato, Section 302: Talenti Italian gelato.
Halsey's Sausage House, Section 323: Big Dog, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, jumbo pretzels, peanuts, sunflower seeds, assorted candy, SuperMom's Mini Donuts, Loon Café's chili, and Lund's/Byerly's wild rice soup.
Hennepin Grille, Sections 227, 232, 305, 311: Schweigert's hot dogs, beer steamed bratwursts, burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, french fries, cheese curds, jumbo pretzels, assorted candy, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and assorted beverages.
*Mill City Grill, Section 219: Murray's Steak Sandwich, burgers, hot dogs, fries, peanuts, kettle chips, candy, and sunflower seeds.
Minnesota Brews, Section 320: Summit (EPA and Maibock), Grainbelt (Premium and Nordeast), Schell's, Finnigans, Leinenkugels (Original, Summer Shandy, and Honeyweiss), and Lift Bridge (Farm Girl Saison) found here.
North Shore Creamery, Sections 234, 305, 319: Soft-serve ice cream in a waffle cone, kiddie cone, or miniature Twins helmet.
Senior Smoke's, Section 305: Burritos, hard or soft shell tacos, nachos, and Walk A Taco.
Taste of Twins Territory, Sections: 234, 237, 327: Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, Schweigert's hot dogs, veggie dogs, bratwursts, cheese curds, jumbo pretzels, ice cream novelties, assorted candy, peanuts, and Cracker Jack.
Turkey to Go, Section 318: Giant Turkey Sandwich with or without a side of kettle chips.

Lindsay P. Abraham

Target Field

1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN

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