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GRIDIRON CHEFS

AT NFL GAMES, SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES CAN BE FOUND AT THE CONCESSION STAND
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HOW DO YOUmake people go to NFL games in 2018? At home you can enjoy cheap beer, relax in a temperature-controlled environment—and, if you live in Buffalo, avoid being slammed through a picnic table. But while the couch has its perks, you probably don't have access to a celebrity chef in your kitchen. Here's what America's most famous cooks are serving up at stadiums this fall.

B-Spot Red Zone Bratwurst (Michael Symon)

FIRSTENERGY STADIUM (BROWNS)

Beer bratwurst, caraway Cleveland kraut, spicy mustard and Tony Packo's pickles

Stadiums have offered sausages and mustard since the first time two Ivy League dudes who weren't wearing helmets collided on a three-yard run up the middle. What makes this one different is that the condiments—the kraut, mustard (EATS, July 30) and pickles, which come courtesy of the legendary Toledo sausage maker—are local. Michael Symon might be an Iron Chef, but he knows his crowd better than to serve unagi custard.

Georgia James Carved Roast Beef Sandwich with Wedge Slaw (Chris Shepherd)

NRG STADIUM (TEXANS)

44 Farms beef, horseradish cream, pickled red onions, blue cheese, bacon, onion, tomatoes

Horseradish cream, blue cheese and pickled red onions? That might be too many competing flavors. Heck, even the pickled onions are fighting for space with regular onions. Here's another idea for Chris Shepherd: Serve two porterhouses out of a cowboy hat and call it a day. That's probably what J.J. Watt eats for his halftime snack.

Fuku Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich (David Chang)

LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD (EAGLES)

Habanero-brined thigh served on a Martin's potato roll and garnished with pickles and butter

The Eagles are the latest organization to jump into a spicy brine with Momofuku founder David Chang. Surprisingly, the team hasn't sworn its fried chicken allegiance to Federal Donuts, a local spot that's been a hit at Phillies games. If a chicken sandwich isn't your thing, grab a plate of Fuku Fingers and Fries—crispy chicken accompanied by sweet jalapeño-seasoned fries, served with either honey mustard or ranch. Chicken sandwiches and tenders may not be the most novel concession options, but as any Nick Foles fan would tell you, there's nothing wrong with steady.