New at TD Garden This Season: Cheetos, Doritos, and Legal Sea Foods
You could feast on prime cuts of Savenor’s Meats during a game at Fenway Park this year, but during the Celtics home opener tonight, the choices are decidedly cheesier. Or, Cheetos-ier.
TD Garden unveiled new concession choices last week for the 2016-2017 Bruins season, and it features a stand devoted to your go-to snacks in middle school. The Frito-Lay Test Kitchen dishes out deep-fried, orange-tinted creations, like walking tacos served right out of a Doritos bag, Cheetos-dusted popcorn, and mac n’ cheese, topped with regular or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, or your choice form a couple of Lay’s Potato Chips flavors.
This test kitchen is the first of its kind in the country. What will we see next, chili boats marooned on islands of Honey BBQ Fritos? Cool Ranch Doritos crumbled on top of burger patties? There are a lot of possibilities, and all call for a salad on the side.
Also debuting at TD Garden this season is Legal Sea Foods, which will serve up the company’s beloved clam chowder, plus crab cake sandwiches, fish n’ chips, and more, behind Section 9 on the fourth level. The arena added a number of other concession choices this season, too, such as carnitas at certain nacho stands, and a chicken and rice bowl. All of these new shacks and snacks arrive as part of a $70 million stadium-wide upgrade completed last year, which also tended to ceiling renovations and more digital signs.
Sports concessions have taken on a ridiculous life of their own—remember the Braves’ burgerizza from spring training? We’re glad we’re not Philly fans, but we do wish we had Wells Fargo Center’s Shake Shack, which debuted last week.
It may seem as though any hope of eating healthy during a game is lost, but you can still find salads, lean wraps, and fruit at TD Garden stands, alongside a few gluten-free options. The full bill of fare is online, along with where to find it, but if you’re catching tonight’s tipoff and want to head straight for the Mac n’ Cheetos, you’ll find it behind section 15 on the fourth level.