New food options at Target Center

Timberwolves open home season Friday night

Susie Jones
October 15, 2018 - 3:28 pm

It's hard to say how the Timberwolves will do this season, but one thing is pretty certain, fans will be able to enjoy some very delicious new food items. 

The organization invited members of the media on Monday to taste many of the featured items. The unveiling of the food food took place inside the TCL SixOneTwo Lounge at the Target Center, which is reserved for fans sitting in the designated seating locations at the arena. 

Fans there will be treated to a smokehouse barbeque concept throughout their dining experience. Items include slow house smoked brisket, pork, and local hot links paired with your traditional smokehouse sides of macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. The bar serves the widest array of Minnesota-based craft beers and spirits inside Target Center, including game night bourbon and craft beer tasting's. 

"Building off a successful 2017-18 campaign, we’re delighted to bring fans and guests of Target Center more of the best local food and beverage options in the Twin Cities,” said David Fhima, a local chef working with Levy restaurants to create the new items. “There is no reason why a sports venue dining service, especially in such a great restaurant market as ours, should not be able to compete with the best local restaurants in terms of both ingredients and execution.” 

Making its debut at Target Center this season is a Kid’s Meal, which will be offered for $5 in the Kid’s Zone in Section 225. A healthier alternative for younger fans, the Kid’s Meal includes an option of a grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread or a strawberry or grape uncrustable sandwich on wheat bread. Accompanying the meal will be fresh seasonal fruit, a bottle of Dasani water and a Timberwolves-themed toy. 

LAST SEASON’S FAVORITES RETURNING 

Target Center will also feature many of the fans’ favorite menu items that were released prior to last season, including the famous Parlour Burger from Borough and Parlour, the popular Sotaritos - sushi burritos - from SotaRol, the celebrated walleye sandwich from Lord Fletcher’s and Life Time’s Life Café’s tuna togarashi. Fhima will also operate a restaurant space in the arena called Fhima’s, which will feature an ultimate grilled cheese, merguez and tater tots, and kefta burger sliders with harissa sauce. Through Mother Dough Bakery, Fhima-inspired organic cookies will be available at dessert stations around the arena. Local company Schwan’s will also have a presence, continuing to serve the Pagoda and Freschetta brands in Target Center. 

Brand new to Target Center this season, is Cargo Food Authority is a shipyard-themed dining concept led by Williston Holding Company’s Chief Development Officer Brian Ingram. 

The new restaurant will feature multiple dining and drink choices, including an Asian food container, a walk-up taco bar, wings, giant pizza along with craft cocktails and beers on tap. The restaurant will include a stage for live entertainment and various games throughout the space. Cargo Food Authority is scheduled to open this year in the old Hubert’s restaurant space in Target Center.