Metrodome's new food offerings look lame compared to Target Field's

The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.

The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.

Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome.

If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:


Sausage Kabob Featuring Sheybogan Polish Sausage, hot link, Jalapeno and cheese bratwurst and smoked bratwurst skewered with purple onions and gold peppers served hot off the barbeque grill.

Viking Souvenirs Fan favorites including the 200 oz bottomless popcorn bucket, Miller Beer & Peanut Bucket, 32 oz Mason Jar Mug as well as the new tall hurricane glass with Viking logo, the Pilsner Beer Glass and the pint cup with purple lid.

Bison Cheeseburger Midwest sourced savory lean bison patties topped with American cheese, fresh lettuce and tomatoes served on a bun.

Bison Bratwurst Midwest sourced bratwurst-style with bison meat sausages.

Bison Hotdog Midwest all meat bison hot dog served on a bun.

Norseman Nachos Served at the cantinas, featuring fresh tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef smothered with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce, jalapeño peppers and salsa.

Wings Around the World Hand shaken savory boneless chicken and prepared to order with an extensive assortment of sauces, including Traditional Buffalo, Golden Barbecue and Sweet Red Chili.

Centerplate is also introducing several Vikings "Fan Appreciation" promotions, including "the Hail Mary Pre-Game Bar, the "Build Your Own" Bloody Mary Bar, Grilled Combos, South Dakota Beer Mugs, the Bottomless Popcorn, and deep fried cheese curds."

Props for sourcing Midwestern meat, but beside the bison items, nothing on the list looks very interesting. Wings? Nachos? Popcorn? Meh. By comparison, Target Field offers far more variety and local flavor.