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Twins unveil new 2018 stadium eats

Perhaps the most anticipated announcement of the 2018 Twins season is what new food and drink items the ball club and food and beverage partner Delaware North will offer at Target Field.

MINNEAPOLIS - The arrival of baseball season brings many new things... different faces in the starting rotation, a top free agent acquisition, or a roster surprise or two. But perhaps the most anticipated announcement... are the new food items offered at Target Field.

Monday brought a wave of special guests and media types to the Delta 360 club, where the Twins and food and beverage partner Delaware North took the wraps off the first-time offerings, many with decidedly local flavor and ingredients.

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Murray's blue cheese encrusted tenderloin offers a new spin on a melt-in-your-mouth classic. 

A handful of those menu selections will be served in the brand spanking new Bat and Barrel, which takes over the space formerly operated by the Metropolitan Club.

Hitting leadoff is a blue cheese crusted, bacon wrapped tenderloin from Murray's, a unique spin on a Twin Cities classic. Red Rabbit is contributing a chicken parmesan, and the folks at Baja Haus are behind a pan-seared Barramundi.

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Baja Haus is offering a handful of new entrees, including this pan-seared Barramundi, available in Bat and Barrel. 

Other offerings include Tennessee Hot Chicken from Red Cow, and the impossible burger from Hell's Kitchen. The Bat and Barrel offers spectacular views (including huge windows that open onto the field), five different food and beverage experiences and a huge collection of Twins memorabilia. The space is open to ALL ticket holders.

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Hot Indian Foods will add to the options for vegeterians and vegans, serving up Tofu Vindaloo, a spicy stew over coconut and garlic rice. Section 120. 

Several fan favorite vendors will be adding to their menus. Hot Indian Foods (section 120) will serve up Tofu Vindaloo, a spicy vegan stew served over coconut garlic rice. The always-interesting Andrew Zimmern will add a rice bowl version of his popular Mediterranean skewers, with a choice of chicken or braised beef short ribs served over jasmine rice with roasted eggplant, herbed yogurt sauce, and crispy paprika chickpeas.

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Chef Andrew Zimmern is taking his Mediterranean fare off a skewer and putting it into a bowl, making this spiced chicken model more ballgame friendly.

The popular Holy Land Deli is a new partner, offering an Arabic Chicken Schiwarma wrap, a classic Gyro wrap, and pita chips and humus from a cart in section 108.

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Who needs food when you can opt for Hrbek's Sunday Brunch Bloody? The morning cocktail, with its bacon cheeseburger slider and Kramarczuk's sausage skewer, is only available Sundays.  

On the beverage front, the Hrbek's Brunch Bloody Mary (served only on Sunday) is topped with a bacon cheesebuger slider, and also includes a Kramarczuk's sausage sampler skewer. It is a meal within itself. And on the right field line (inside gate 34) you'll find Drafts at 34, a wall of 22 different beer taps. One of them will carry a limited run of Surly's Cut down IPA, a collaboration between the Minnesota brewer and former Twins closer Glen Perkins.

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One of the 22 taps found at Drafts at 34 is Surly's limited run Kut IPA, a collaboration with former Twins closer Glen Perkins. 

While the adventurous will enjoy eating and drinking their way through the new menu, others find comfort in the old favorites, and Delaware North and the Twins are bringing back plenty of those. There are classic sausage offerings from Kramarczuk's, slices from Pizza Luce, Izzabella's Gelato, Mac's Walleye and Chips, and more.

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Along with all the new stuff, fans can opt for the classics like a variety of Kramarczuk's sausages, straight from Northeast. 

The new fare will be ready and available when the Twins play their home opener this Thursday against Seattle.