5 Over-the-Top Football Stadium Foods

08/05/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Double Barrel Wagyu Dog
Courtesy Michael Mina

Football preseason is upon us, and — sports fan or not — here’s one reason to care: this photo.

‘Who? What? Where?’ is probably coming out of your mouth in sputters, so we’ll do our best to answer.

It’s a duo of Wagyu beef hot dogs wrapped in bacon and topped with guacamole and pork rinds, served at Bourbon Steak & Pub on the ground level of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium at all home games this season, created by Bourbon chef Michael Mina and a culinary team not afraid of a little cholesterol.

Any questions of Why? are trickier to answer, but when it’s football season, you don’t question double-barrel hot dogs.

If you’re eyeing this up and feeling a little down that you won’t be in San Francisco this year, never fear. Here’s a look at 4 other over-the-top stadium foods that may be more convenient to try:

Double Barrel Wagyu Dog
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Oink oink! The Three Little Pigs nachos at Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, are made with pork rinds instead of chips and coated in a pepper jack cheese sauce. On top: the other two pigs (pulled pork and bacon bits), plus jalapeño for good measure. Order a tray at Aramark nacho stations in sections 110 and 440.

Double Barrel Wagyu Dog
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Primanti Brothers sandwich shop is a Pittsburgh tradition, so of course you can find one at Heinz Field, where the Steelers play. The signature sandwich is piled with meat (usually salami, turkey or roast beef), then stacked even higher with French fries and slaw.

Double Barrel Wagyu Dog
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Paesano’s — a South Philadelphia favorite with a location at Lincoln Financial Field — serves Eagles fans the hoagie to trump all hoagies: beef brisket, horseradish mayo, Provolone cheese and an oozy fried egg. It’s pretty much impossible to eat this one without spilling on your jersey, but it’s worth it.

Double Barrel Wagyu Dog
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We’ve seen bacon on top of apple pie, so why not bacon in an apple pie milkshake? This beauty is from chef Michael Symon, who runs restaurant The B Spot at Browns Stadium in Cleveland. Warning: Since the restaurant’s on the club level, you may need to shell out some serious cash on tickets to slurp this shake. We recommend making wealthy friends.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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b on

So the B Spot which u say u have to shell out big bucks to try one of those amazing shakes at Cleveland Browns stadium is very wrong. There are a hand full of other locations thru out the Cleveland area. If u are like me why would u want to b a Browns fan. Go Steelers. But the food at the B Spot is amazing so it’s worth the trip to Cleveland and also try other Micheal Symons restaurants while here.

Tina on

Holy cow! American decadence.

charlotte on

Makes my mouth water! Gluttonous for sure.

AAn on

If chain places tried to sell this on a regular menu, they would called out for trying to make us all fat…. go figure why soemthngs are given clout, others are made to be evil…

georgiaonmymind on

They all look discusting to me but to each their own!

Charli on

None of those items appeal to me but to each his own. I did have some delicious garlic truffle fries when I went to see the Oakland A’s play.

Nick on

Football Stadium Foods do not interest me.
football is a crappy sport. and I hate football. I do not know any rules.
I do not know any players. but I do know that people get hurt

Denis Heggie on

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