With two more weeks in the regular season and four games to go (this one included), we are wearing our seven wins and four losses with pride, and not admitting to any sort of failure, as food-wise, we have won consistently. With that information settled we can zone in on the matchup at hand, between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, of Ralph Wilson Stadium and Sun Life Stadium, respectively. And prepare yourselves, because next week, we have three matchups, just to finish off the season on a high note. Now, down to business.
Ralph Wilson Stadium, home to the Buffalo Bills, is located in Orchard Park, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo. The stadium has an AstroPLay surface, with sub-surface drainage pipes, and just more than 73,000 seats, and it's named after a Pro Football Hall of Famer, the Buffalo Bills founder and current owner Ralph Wilson. Food at the stadium is run by Sportservice, a previous matchup contender; let’s see what’s in store for us this week in Buffalo.
Ralph Wilson Stadium's Buffalo Mac & Cheese and Bacon Sloppy Joe. Photo courtesy of Sportservice.
Two of the most popular food items at the stadium are the Beef on Weck sandwich, with seasoned, slow-roasted, and thinly sliced roast beef, au jus, and spicy horseradish on a kimmelweck kaiser roll, and the Buffalo Chicken Tender Sandwich, with crisp chicken tenders tossed in spicy Buffalo sauce, served with blue cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a hoagie roll. Unique items include the Buffalo Dog, a grilled footlong Sahlen’s hot dog with a choice of onions, tomato, peppers, chili, cheese, relish, and other assorted traditional condiments; the Bacon Sloppy Joe from the stadium’s partnership with Food Network, made with ground beef and bacon slab chunks that are slow cooked with tomatoes and topped with shredded Pepper Jack cheese and fried onions, and served with corn chips and a pickle; and the Buffalo Mac and Cheese, also from the Food Network partnership, where macaroni and cheese is tossed with spicy Buffalo chicken and topped with blue cheese and breadcrumbs.
Other major stadium partnerships include Sahlen’s Hot Dogs (the stadium’s number one seller); La Nova Pizzeria, a local vendor; Upstate Farms ice cream; and Red Osier restaurant, also a local establishment.
Ralph Wilson Stadium's Buffalo Dog. Photo courtesy of Sportservice.
Ralph Wilson Stadium's Deli Sandwich. Photo courtesy of Sportservice.
Healthier stadium options include the deli sandwiches, which come with your choice of meat served on a whole-grain roll. Gluten-free pizza, hot dogs, and beer are also available.