PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There’s a new look at CONSOL Energy Center this year, and it’s not just on the ice.
The executive chef in CONSOL’s Lexus Club calls it, “The Taste of the Arena.”
“Our Polish Hill pretzel,” Lew Cramer says, describing the new treat as “shaved kielbasa, a little bit of carmelized pierogie, white American cheese, and a house made spicy mustard served on a pretzel roll.”
The chef says a couple dozen new items have been added for hungry Penguins fans this year.
Pens announcer and former player Phil Bourque emceed the event, as season ticket holders were invited to sample the new cuisine.
Another new treat is the Old 29’er, named after Bourque himself. And judging from the ingredients, it’s something a player should eat after the game, not before.
“If the cameras weren’t on me, it would be one bite and gone, right down the hatch,” Bourque laughs. But he passes up a challenge to do just that.
Fans shared the Old 29’ers culinary enthusiasm.
“I had the buffalo chicken pizza, and the Polish Hill pretzel,” says season ticket holder Dustin Johns.
“I had the captain’s burger, I had the old 29’er which is my favorite so far,” Lisa Zosky adds. “Had the Pittsburgh pierogie nachos, and I also had the buffalo chicken pizza. So far. I’m going back for round two.”
So, what about dessert?
Burgatory’s Meredith Hanley has a trayful of answers. “I have a strawberry pretzel shake here. Fresh strawberries, crushed pretzels and cream cheese.”
That should cap things off just fine.
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