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Target Field adds Red Cow, grape apes and new center field to the menu!

Target Field adds Red Cow, grape apes and new center field to the menu

Nick Halter Staff reporter Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Apr 5, 2016, 1:57pm CDT Updated Apr 5, 2016, 9:00pm CDT

Target Field has once again added new local food for fans this season, but perhaps more notable isn't what you can eat at the Minneapolis ballpark, but where you can eat.

The Minnesota Twins unveiled their $5 million center field renovation at their seventh-annual food tasting event Tuesday. The project converted regular seats to a private suite on the first level and established Minnie and Paul’s Pub on the second level.

That second level will have a Pizza Luce stand and a Red Cow stand. Both of those companies are based in Minneapolis. Pizza Luce is new to Target Field, while Red Cow is expanding its presence and burger selection in its second year at the ballpark.

The first level of the center field space is called Catch, a private suite with a capacity of 112 people. Tickets include all-you-can-eat tapas and drinks.

Target Field concessionaire Delaware North unveiled some other new items around the ballpark this year (see them in the slideshow above):

  • A new stand near the Target Field Plaza called Hot Pretzel Bites & Brews will serve loaded pretzel bites. One variety is topped with St. Paul-based Summit Brewing Co. beer cheese and candied bacon. Another has berries, Nutella and whipped cream.
  • The Loon Cafe, based in Minneapolis, will serve its famous grape apes, which are a mix of citron vodka, grape soda and sweet and sour mix.
  • The Señor Smokes stands around the ballpark will sell burritos from local chain Barrio Tequila Bar.
  • The Twins doubled down on their loaded Bloody Mary from last year. Hrbek’s near Gate 14 will serve a "Cluck & Moo" Bloody Mary with a buffalo chicken wing, slider burger, pepperoni stick, cheese and an olive.
Nick Halter covers retail and sports business.