Every sports fan faces some difficult decisions when football season kicks off: Who to draft first for their fantasy football team, what seats to splurge on, and what to indulge in at a tailgate.
But if your tailgate isn’t up to par, Arrowhead Stadium has options.
“When you go to a tailgate, everyone usually brings either breakfast items or lunch items, and sometimes you can’t make up your mind,” Tim Witkowski, general manager for Aramark at Arrowhead, said. “We wanted to do both.”
So the idea of “kegs and eggs” was born and Arrowhead breakfast food emerged.
“We wanted to give the fans both experiences,” Witkowski said. “There’s been success with some breakfast items in other areas, so that’s the focus we took.”
For noon games, gates open at 10:30. Be there or be hungry.
Arrowhead’s newest menu item is a breakfast sandwich boss.
The bottom layer, a fry bread, soaks up the made-in-house beer grain syrup which is drizzled over burnt ends, bacon and a fried egg. Chef Brady Lindenman creates the syrup by extracting sugar from beer grains.
“It’s actually a beer brewing process,” Lindenman said. “Typically you would add hops and yeast but I just stop there and reduce it down and turn it into a syrup.” Melted cheese is an added bonus to the sandwich, which mixes the salty and the sweet $13, Gridiron Express locations in Sections 103 and 135
Tailgate Tater Tots & Nachos
These tots transform from school lunch trays to a hearty breakfast bowl topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, chorizo cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole if you please. If you’re past the breakfast point, the Tailgate Nachos offer the same toppings on classic nacho chips. $10, Foolish Dog locations at Sections 107, 131 and 322
Steak and Egg Burrito
Cheer the Chiefs in one hand with a breakfast burrito in the other. Make sure your grip is tight, though; this burrito is stuffed with steak, scrambled eggs, cheese and pico de gallo. If you’re craving something on the lunch side, try the Carne Asade Burrito, which packs in carne asada, cilantro lime rice, pinto beans, cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream. $10, Loco Lobo Carts Sections 314 and 338. Toppings also available on nachos.
It’s not a tailgate without a hot dog, and Arrowhead has plenty of options to choose from. Add a little brunch with the Tailgate Dog, which is topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, chorizo cheese and pico de gallo. $10, Foolish Dog locations at Sections 107, 131 and 322
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar
If you’re a club-level drink connoisseur, the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar has your name on it. The bar allows you to select your vodka and mixer, then pile the condiments as high as you can manage. There’s bacon, celery, beef sticks, and every Kansas City barbecue sauce your red heart desires. $12, Sections 202 and 220
Looking to go the lighter route? You don’t have to go long. The baked in-house Arrowhead Scone is a great breakfast option for fans without a four-quarter appetite. Plus, who can resist an arrowhead you can eat? $4, Club Market
Save the time and effort of packing a grill and fixings and opt for a made-to-order omelet at the Club Level. The station is fan-favorite for noon games and features four burners. $14, Sections 202 and 220
BBQ Slider Trio
Paired with homemade barbecue kettle chips, the BBQ Slider Trio is “an opportunity for guests to try a sampling of each one,” Leo Dominguez, executive chef for Levy Restaurants, said. The trio includes barbecue chicken, pork and brisket. $12.50, KC Style Barbeque Sections 215 and 238
An homage to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, the KC Chiefsteak was a big hit when it was introduced last year. The giant sandwich, which is more than a foot long, is Kansas City’s take on the Philly Cheese Steak with smoked brisket, smoked cheddar sauce, peppers and onions. Don’t be intimidated; it’s meant to share. $15, KC Style Barbeque Sections 215 and 238