MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves held an event Monday that had nothing to do with Jimmy Butler.
Taking a page from other stadiums both locally, and nationally, the Target Center is utilizing culinary talents within the Twin Cities to build a menu for both the general concessions and their premium menus in order to make attending a game more of comprehensive experience.
While the Twin Cities are known for its high-quality restaurant offerings, Executive Chef David Fhima believes Target Center should be a destination for dining, as well. His approach to revamping the menu was to create a balance of highly delicious options that also leave fans feeling good about the sourcing of those ingredients.
With the help of such returning heavy hitters as the deliciously famous Parlour Burger, sushi burritos from SotaRol and the famous walleye sandwich from Lord Fletcher's and a newcomer, Cargo Food Authority, Fhima said he believes they've achieved that goal.
Here's what fans can expect ...
SotaRol (sushi burritos -- crab and shrimp or spicy tuna), available in Section 126
Lord Fletcher's Walleye Sandwich, available in Section 136
Mac Time Mac and Cheese (including original Mac, The Mac Daddy with sliced hot dogs and Smokehouse BBQ Mac, topped with smoked brisket)
Lakestreet Smokehouse BBQ
Warehouse Cantina (smoked brisket tacos and Street Corn Esquites Bowl)
The Parlour Burger, available in Section 113
Yogurt Lab (chocolate and vanilla)
Fhima's Grilled Cheese
Pagoda egg rolls
Wines by Chankaska (three custom blends)
City Girl coffee
Premium Food Tasting Menu
Cargo Food Authority's Mango Curry Duck Wings
Charcuterie and local cheeses
Sweet potato mousse
Fall Squash Agrodolce
House-made steak sauce, horseradish cream
Herb-roasted NY strip steak
Grilled jerk chicken thighs
Roasted cauliflower salad
The Timberwolves will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in their home opener on Friday, Oct. 19.