Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern will dish up Vikings stadium fare

Andrew Zimmern brought  a goat burger ($13) and hibiscus punch ($4.50) to Target Field last season. He’ll reportedly have his food truck offerings for Vikings fans, as well. (MPR Photo/Tim Nelson)

The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Nick Halter says Andrew Zimmern is expanding his food empire to the National Football League. A story today says the Bizarre Foods host has reached a deal with Aramark to add his AZ Canteen — at Target Field last year — to both TCF Bank Stadium and the new Vikings stadium when it opens in 2016. Here’s what he told the Business Journal:

“I am curating a special food court for them and will have a hand servicing the suites as well,” Zimmern said. “This new stadium will have incredible culinary heft, designed from ground up to provide a food experience that will best anything existing anywhere in North America.”

No bugs on the menu, we’re guessing. Zimmern is effectively expanding his food truck franchise, which he started with partner John Levy. Their Instagram feed says they’ll be back on the street and back at Target Field soon: “We’ve got some new food items from @chefaz this year. We’ll keep you posted. Hints: smoke, maple syrup, vodka.”

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