Ahhh, it’s that time of the year again. Well, two weeks about in, but you know what time it is. It’s time for the season home opener for the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. So on Friday, I was invited to a concessions showcase hosted by the 49ers and Levi’s Stadium ahead of Sunday’s regular-season home opener against the Green Bay Packers.
Executive Chef Jon Serverson displayed the new spread as it was decorated with the beautiful 75th logo that commemorates the 75th Anniversary season. The event also helped welcome new and returning Bay Area restaurant partners whose specialty items help bring local fare to the stadium and its visitors near and far.
Being a local kid, it was very welcoming to hear and see that local restaurants are a vital part of the variety of offerings that Levi’s Stadium is offering. Chef Jon Severson told me that this was important to him because the past couple of years during the pandemic, these local businesses went through so much that we’re all in this together.
“It adds to the layer of variety, these restaurants have been doing this in the Bay Area, they are bringing their staff, which is really helpful for us, they are bringing their consistency and their quality, and in a season environment, it’s huge.”
In seeing the posts earlier this season about the food at SoFi Stadium, it’s actually quite nice knowing that Chef Jon Severson holds his stadium fare to a higher standard.
There was a lot made of the $15 pepperoni pizza at SoFi Stadium but it was a bigger issue than that. The prices and appearance of many of the food options at the stadium left many fans upset. Here's a look at the Hot Dog, Marinara Pizza, Cheeseburger Sub and Veggie Burger Sub. pic.twitter.com/xUNiN085AJ— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 16, 2021
The new offerings at Levi’s Stadium are:
Dole Whip, Poke Nachos, Fried Lumpia
Birria Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Bang Bang Margarita
Smokey Ribs & Burnt Ends
Pastrami Sando, Smoked Burrata Grilled Cheese, House-made Chips
Andouille & Curds Nacho
Tostitos golden rounds, Tostitos nacho cheese sauce, smoky andouille, cheese curds, pico de gallo, jalapenos
Loaded El Pollo Pastor Nacho
House tortilla chips, cheddar cheese sauce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, cotija cheese
Foot-long Silva “Big Kid” Dog
Four cheese mac, flaming hot Cheetos, chili lime crema
Premium Items (changes with opponent)
49ers “Nine” Layer Dip
Cheddar Dusted Twisted Taters
Chili lime crema, moonshine barbecue sauce
Porterhouse & Seared Ahi Tuna Board
Red chimichurri, miso-ginger glaze, charred & pickled vegetables
Gold Nugget Salad
Golden Gate Grain Salad
Dessert Line Up
75th Anniversary Logo Cookies
“Verses” Jersey Cookies
Hand-Dipped Candy Apples
Apple Cider Glazed Donuts
Gold Bar Game Day Cocktail
Appellation 49 Wine Showcase