Stadium Food Power Rankings: San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
It’s week 13 of the NFL season, and we’re five and two in our food-to-win predictions. Although our ego may be slightly hurting from our two losses, we’re confident in the food offerings to come. This week, we’re zoning in on San Francisco and St. Louis, diving into their food options to see whose delicious stadium food can turn into a team win. In San Francisco, we have Candlestick Park, and in St. Louis, the Edward Jones Dome. Let’s see who will take the gastronomic title this week.
The 66,000-seat Edward Jones Dome is located in the heart of St. Louis. To keep the field game-day ready at all times, its Magic Carpet Astro Turf is rolled and stowed after each game. The food at Edward Jones Dome is managed by two separate hospitality companies, something different from what we’ve previously seen in our matchups — both Levy Restaurants and Delaware North contribute to the stadium’s edible offerings.
Edward Jones Dome's carved strip sirloin. Photo courtesy of Levy Restaurants.
Highlights of food offerings for the season include a menu derived by Levy Restaurants and chef Jason McGraw, featuring the Megga Muffaletta sandwich, chipotle maple chicken flatbread sandwich, beer-braised short ribs, grilled kabobs, beer brat mac and cheese, pico de gallo mac and cheese, and the Thai chile burger. Delaware North’s partnership with Food Network focuses more on local cuisine, offering a bacon sloppy joe served on a jumbo seeded bun with corn chips and the option of adding Provel cheese and smoky onion relish to make it "St. Louis style," or topping it with 15 different toppings. Fans can also make it a combo by adding Buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese. The porter-braised beef brisket is another enticing option, served with Provel cheese and Red Hot Riplets, a popular and locally made potato chip. Other offerings include Hautly string cheese, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Kenrick's Meats, and Ronnie’s Ice Cream Cones.
Chef stations throughout the stadium include the American Carvery, with carved turkey sandwiches, St. Louis Steak sandwiches served on a whole-grain roll; Kenrick's sausages from Kenrick's Meats, a local meat packer; items like bacon-wrapped hot dogs; and a build-a-burger bar.
Also unique to the stadium are wine tastings featuring St. Louis wine vendors, local music, and food pairings; beer tastings, where the stadium pairs Budweiser brews with Wisconsin cheeses; a bloody mary bar with signature St. Louis fixings, open at all noon Rams home games; and signature cocktails from the Bud Light Party Zone, including the "Rams on Fire" and the "Hail Mary."
Edward Jones Dome's cranberry almond raspberry salad. Photo courtesy of Delaware North.
Healthy options at the stadium include Hautly string cheese; red pepper hummus with pretzel chips; the cranberry almond raspberry salad made with mixed greens, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, blue cheese, and light raspberry vinaigrette; and slow-roasted turkey and provolone sandwiches on an artisan baguette. Strictly vegan and vegetarian options are offered in the stadium’s vegan game day samplers and vegetarian game day samplers.
Kids meals are also available for younger fans, including grape Uncrustables or macaroni and cheese served with a whole piece of fruit, Hautly string cheese, and Wild Cherry Capri Sun, chocolate milk, or regular milk.