Last year, Rangers Ballpark at Arlington revamped its food offerings to the point where DFW.com did the cheekily titled The Hunger Games: Rangers Ballpark edition, in which DFW.com's staff writer/editors spent an afternoon at the Ballpark competing to see who could have the best food experience for $50 or less. I'm still mocked by my colleagues because I chose a salad for one of my courses (hey, I'd just spent the previous month eating a lot of doughnuts, and my other two Ballpark courses were pretty unhealthful).
Maybe it's time for a sequel. American Airlines Center in Dallas recently sent us a missive about its revamped menu, featuring several "Texas-inspired" dishes from mark Mabry, the executive chef for the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars at the AAC. These dishes have been around for the entire Mavs'/Stars' seasons (the latter of which was abbreviated by a strike), but it's not too late to give 'em a plug.
Here's what's new:
Grilled kabobs with Thai chili and spicy BBQ sauces, available in chicken, grilled beef or Italian sausage. Available in all three levels of suites.
Shiner Bock smoked chicken: a half chicken marinated in Shiner Bock beer and then smoed, served with loaded mashed potatoes. Available in the Marche Loune, located on the Platinum Level at the Texas Carvery Station.
The Jack Daniels A la Carte Menu features flatbread pizzas and Jack Daniels BBQ wings. Available in Jack Daniels on the Plaza level, which can be accessed from inside and outside of the building
High Steaks, located on the Plaza Concourse, outside of sections 108 and 120, now offers these sandwiches:Located on the Terrace Level outside of section 306. A Texas Cheese Steak Sandwich. topped with pepper jack cheese and grilled peppers and onions
A Texas BBQ bacon burger with Applewood-smoked bacon, jalapeño jack cheese, signature BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomatoes on a fresh-baked sesame seed bun.
The Dr Pepper Fan Zone, located on the Terrace Level outside of section 306, offers these items:Located on the Terrace Level outside of section 306. BBQ Chicken Smasher: Crispy BBQ chicken tenders, tossed with Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese and fresh scallions, smashed and served between two slices of Texas toast
Dr. Pepper BBQ Beef Sandwich: Smoked chopped brisket simmered in Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, served on a fresh hoagie bun with fried onions and creamy coleslaw.
Dr. Pepper Float: Velvety vanilla bean ice cream blended with ice cold Dr. Pepper