03/16/2010 12:25 PM ET
Twins fans to enjoy The Loon Café's chili and pork chops from J.D. Hoyt's at Target Field
Historic Warehouse District favorites to be offered at several concession stands during Twins home games
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Twins and Target Field food service partner Delaware North Sportservice today announced a partnership with The Loon Café and J.D. Hoyt's restaurants to serve both Minneapolis establishments' famous menu items. The Loon Café, a Warehouse District favorite since 1981, will serve Pecos River Red chili at Target Field. Meanwhile, J.D. Hoyt's, a staple of downtown Minneapolis since 1983, will serve a variation of its famous grilled Cajun pork chop.
The Loon's Pecos River Red chili, made with lean cubed sirloin steak, onions, chili peppers and Tex-Mex spices, will be served at three Halsey's Sausage Haus locations throughout the stadium.
J.D. Hoyt's 5 oz. grilled Cajun pork chop, rubbed in Hoyt's special seasoning, seared and then slow cooked over hickory smoked fire, will be available at all State Fair Classics locations within Target Field.
"We're proud to be offering two more local and world famous food favorites to our fans at Target Field," said Twins President Dave St. Peter. "The Loon Café's chili and J.D. Hoyt's pork chop add to the list of the best in local fare that we can now provide as dining options for our fans."
The Loon Café and J.D. Hoyt's ownership and the restaurant's chefs worked closely with the Twins and their food service partner Delaware North Sportservice on the chili and pork chop offering to provide the best tasting items for great value at Target Field.
"The Loon Cafe and J.D. Hoyt's have been serving Twins fans, players and broadcasters for nearly 30 years," said Tim Mahoney, The Loon Café's managing partner. "We look forward to bringing two award winning food options down the street to Target Field for all fans to enjoy."
"Sportservice continues to find and offer some of the best culinary concepts in the local market," said Pete Spike, Sportservice general manager at Target Field. "A cup of The Loon Café's chili and a Hoyt's pork chop will be a great dining option for those cold days in April and well into the postseason."
Fans can learn more about Target Field's concessions and dining offerings at www.TasteOfTwinsTerritory.com.
About The Loon Café and J.D. Hoyt's
John D. White and Mike Andrews, business partners since 1971, opened The Loon Café in 1981 coinciding with the opening of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Athletes, coaches, managers, front office staff and broadcasters quickly became loyal customers. Several connections to the Minnesota Twins have been made over the years, including former partner, Jimbo Robertson, Calvin Griffith's nephew. The Loon is best known for its award winning chili and friendly atmosphere. "Baseball Spoken Here" remains the Loon mantra.
White and Andrews opened JD Hoyts on Washington Avenue in 1983. The name J.D. Hoyt's is an honor of their late fathers, John Damon White (J.D.) and Hoyt Andrews (Hoyt's). Over the years, Hoyt's became a hangout for athletes from all teams, home and visiting, pro and amateur. The supper club style restaurant caters most pro team's aircraft when flying out of Minneapolis, and has a very close relationship with University of Minnesota Athletics Department. Hoyt's is best known for their famous pork chops and award winning steaks.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies, providing concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice has served an impressive collection of sporting events and clients, including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star Games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.
For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience. For more information about Sportservice or parent company Delaware North Companies, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.