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The lineup of food for this year's College World Series has been set.
On Wednesday, the Levy Restaurant Group, food provider for T.D. Ameritrade Park, unveiled four new concessions items making their CWS debuts this year.
The new contenders for your dinner dollars:
Midwestern Monster: Fans of exotic cheeseburgers and dishes comprised of meats-within-other-meats, look no further. The Midwestern Monster starts with two 6 oz. Angus burgers with pulled pork in between, topped with an ancho boursin cheese spread, siracha mayonnaise and tobacco (fried) onions. Price: $12.
Cheesy Hot Dog Smasher: The least expensive of the new menu items is this mash-up of a grilled cheese panini (sharp cheddar, swiss) and jumbo hot dog, with a sweet Belgian waffle breading. Price: $5.
Ribs and Tots: Braised short ribs will make an appearance in several dishes available during this year's College World Series. Here they collide with a helping of sweet potato tots, smothered in dark gravy and crispy onions. Price: $6.
Triple Play: Designated this year's “wow” item, the triple play lives up to its name as a rare feat indeed. Conveying the enormousness of its contents requires semicolons: three layers of grilled parmesan dough; a bottom layer of bratwurst melt with Thousand Island dressing; a middle layer of ancho short ribs, cheese curds and orange pimento sour cream; a top layer of sweet potato tots and fried onions; and dark gravy drizzled over it all. Serves seven to eight people. Price $18.
“Everything is fat-free,” joked executive chef Dayanny De La Cruz during a tasting event Wednesday.
For De La Cruz and her team, creating elaborate alternatives to the traditional ballpark hot dog and pizza slice is quickly becoming a fun CWS tradition of its own.
“I think it's so cool you can go to a concession stand and say, 'Give me short ribs' for dinner or lunch,” she said.
Also new to this year's concession menu: slices of gluten-free cheesecake ($5).
The Levy Restaurant Group also unveiled a variety of items that will be available only in the stadium's club lounge and suites, including an Omaha Steaks pork chop sandwich, a sausage sampler with meat from Omaha's own Stoysich House and a lemonade cake dessert.
The series runs June 14 through 26.
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