Here’s a very timely reason to head to a Milwaukee Brewers game this year – new foods from local restaurants Blue’s Egg, Story Hill BKC and Maxie’s. In a new partnership, Black Shoe Hospitality, which operates the restaurants, and American Family Field’s foodservice provider, Delaware North Sportservice, are offering specialty sausages, burgers, various chicken creations, nachos and topped hot dogs.
Black Shoe co-owner Joe Muench worked with Delaware North executive chef Loren Rue to create the menu.
“This partnership allowed us to match the flavor of the Milwaukee culinary scene with the unforgettable experience of American Family Field, to create a reimagined menu of concession offerings,” says Rick Schlesinger, Brewers president – business operations.
The new culinary program also partners up two local baseball fans. Muench, a Wauwatosa native, was raised a Brewers fan, having spent “countless hours at the ball park,” per a press release on the new foods. Delaware North’s Rue is also a Wisconsin-reared baseball devotee.
“At Black Shoe we have spent the last 15 years working to elevate the dining scene in Milwaukee. To be part of elevating the food and fan experience at American Family Field is a huge thrill,” says Black Shoe co-owner Dan Sidner via a press release.
The new collaborative food items include a Johnsonville Tipsy Polish sausage; Johnsonville chorizo breakfast sandwich; peppered brandy burger; beef- or chicken-topped nachos; fried buttermilk chicken sandwich with American cheese, pickles and Come Back! sauce on a brioche bun; and Badger state dog with cheddar, tater tots, chopped bacon and cranberry jalapeno ketchup.
As in previous years, game-goers will also find foods/beverages from local purveyors like Badger Popcorn, Colectivo Coffee, Heavenly Roasted Nuts, Ian’s Pizza, Nueske’s Bacon, Milwaukee Pretzel Company, Rishi Tea and Simma’s Bakery.
And if you didn’t catch the news, the Brewers’ first home game of the season is Friday, April 14.