Stadium Food Power Rankings: Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 2 of our Stadium Food Power Rankings takes a look at Paul Brown Stadium (pictured) and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Both stadiums show off what their cities have to offer with hometown favorites available for fans. In Denver, fans can chow down on Alpine Dogs, a hot dog from Denver’s Continental Sausage Company topped with Colorado craft ale sauerkraut. Cincinnatians can enjoy cheese coneys from Gold Star Chili, a classic southwestern Ohio dish made of a hot dog topped with Cincinnati chili, onions, mustard, and a (giant) mound of shredded Cheddar cheese. Coneys come in packs of two or four, but you might as well go straight for the 20-pack "Coney Crate." In addition, local favorite LaRosa’s pizza is available. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Navin75.)

This is hard for me to admit (like, really really hard), but this week’s winner of Stadium Food Power Rankings is the Bronco’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High. While the food costs slightly more overall, the stadium is generally a better experience than Paul Brown Stadium, largely due to its large variety of options for the fans. One Yelp reviewer even goes so far as to say that the carnitas burrito with green chili was, "the greatest meal at a sporting event that I'd ever had." But in Cincinnati, the vendors are poorly laid out and look identical, making the offerings much less exciting. While the cost at Paul Brown Stadium is on par with average stadium pricing, the lack of options isn’t enough to make up for its affordability.


Click here to see last week's matchup, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans.