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r2d2

Active member
Aug 24, 2008
2,814
Mexico City
Hello,

Unfortunately this is not going to be my first time at Target Field yet, my parents and brother are going next weekend to watch Indians @ Twins, I think it is going to be a great series.
Any tips, can't miss food or must do's for the stadium?

Thank you
 

clarkzac

Well-known member
Oct 31, 2010
8,937
Target Field is my favorite stadium of the 6 I've been to. Granted, I go there a lot more than anywhere else. Bat and Barrel has food, but haven't tried it yet. But it's also home to the 2 World Series trophies, MVP awards, Gold Glove awards, Silver Slugger awards, and some memorabilia. 2 Gingers Pub is in the upper level and that is where the organist is and she will talk with fans while she can. I don't know if there is really any food option that I've had that I wouldn't eat again. Obviously I haven't tried everything, but I always have a hard time deciding what to eat since there are a few options that I enjoy and only get a couple of times a year. I'm a fan of Tony O's Cuban sandwich, but it is very filling and heavy for a sandwich. Holy Land gyros are good too. Can't go wrong with Kramarczuk's Sausage either.

This year they have a new thing at Gate 34 called the Gate 34 Experience. They bring in mostly Minnesota vendors to set up and sell their products there. They rotate every few home games. They also put in some yard games in that area. There's the Digital Clubhouse, which offers some interactive games, but I hardly venture there as it's more geared towards kids.

I'd recommend walking the stadium in the middle of one of the games just to see the different views offered by Target Field. I haven't made it to a game since April and with the season they are having you can tell it's an electric atmosphere and it will definitely be with Cleveland in town.
 

r2d2

Active member
Aug 24, 2008
2,814
Mexico City
Target Field is my favorite stadium of the 6 I've been to. Granted, I go there a lot more than anywhere else. Bat and Barrel has food, but haven't tried it yet. But it's also home to the 2 World Series trophies, MVP awards, Gold Glove awards, Silver Slugger awards, and some memorabilia. 2 Gingers Pub is in the upper level and that is where the organist is and she will talk with fans while she can. I don't know if there is really any food option that I've had that I wouldn't eat again. Obviously I haven't tried everything, but I always have a hard time deciding what to eat since there are a few options that I enjoy and only get a couple of times a year. I'm a fan of Tony O's Cuban sandwich, but it is very filling and heavy for a sandwich. Holy Land gyros are good too. Can't go wrong with Kramarczuk's Sausage either.

This year they have a new thing at Gate 34 called the Gate 34 Experience. They bring in mostly Minnesota vendors to set up and sell their products there. They rotate every few home games. They also put in some yard games in that area. There's the Digital Clubhouse, which offers some interactive games, but I hardly venture there as it's more geared towards kids.

I'd recommend walking the stadium in the middle of one of the games just to see the different views offered by Target Field. I haven't made it to a game since April and with the season they are having you can tell it's an electric atmosphere and it will definitely be with Cleveland in town.
Thank you very much! Really appreciated it
 

Greg Cleveland

Well-known member
Tony O's Cuban is one of my favorites because it's a good filler upper. I eat one with the little bag of chips that comes with, and I'm good for the rest of the game! You can bring in your own food so my usual carry ins are some carmel corn or M&Ms to munch on. You can bring in a sealed bottle of water and refill it anywhere, so I do that every time, even if I buy a drink. They have recently changed their bag rules, so check online before you go. There are little pocket guides to the food in the stadium (like a pocket schedule) that tells you about the different foods and where to find them. A good reference to or a first timer.

When I go to new stadiums, I aleats walk around a lot. Try to go as high up as I can, take some pics, try to get as close as I can before I get chased out! There's memorabilia in a lot of areas--mostly between third and home on the second level--to see and Bat And Barrell is a good museum of its own, too.

There's always a ton of things to do see and eat in the Twin Cities. How long will you be in town?

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r2d2

Active member
Aug 24, 2008
2,814
Mexico City
Tony O's Cuban is one of my favorites because it's a good filler upper. I eat one with the little bag of chips that comes with, and I'm good for the rest of the game! You can bring in your own food so my usual carry ins are some carmel corn or M&Ms to munch on. You can bring in a sealed bottle of water and refill it anywhere, so I do that every time, even if I buy a drink. They have recently changed their bag rules, so check online before you go. There are little pocket guides to the food in the stadium (like a pocket schedule) that tells you about the different foods and where to find them. A good reference to or a first timer.

When I go to new stadiums, I aleats walk around a lot. Try to go as high up as I can, take some pics, try to get as close as I can before I get chased out! There's memorabilia in a lot of areas--mostly between third and home on the second level--to see and Bat And Barrell is a good museum of its own, too.

There's always a ton of things to do see and eat in the Twin Cities. How long will you be in town?

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Thanks a lot. They'll have 3 days before heading to Sioux Falls.
 

Musial Collector

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Aug 7, 2008
5,629
Suggestions:
1) Head over to the other side of the river (St Paul) and catch a St Paul Saints game as well. Link: http://saintsbaseball.com/schedule The Saints are in town Friday 9th - Sunday 11th. Its really a great time for the independent league team. In addition, there are some good places to eat around CHS Field, ex. The Bulldog, Big River Pizza, Dark Horse, Ox Cart (head to the roof top for views of CHS Field), Handsome Hog, Barrio are just a handful within a couple blocks.

2) In MPLS, only a couple blocks from Target Field is First Avenue. If your family are music fans, its pretty cool just to walk by this iconic spot and see all of the names on the side of the building that have played First Ave. Prince, U2, Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Metallica, are just a few of the Hall of Fame artist to have played here. http://first-avenue.com/about/thestars

3) Head over to Minnehaha Falls. If its a beautiful day outside, be sure to check out Minnehaha Falls park. https://www.nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/minnehah.htm

4) The food scene in the Twin Cities is amazing. I could sit here all day and give suggestions, however not knowing your families preferences might be a moot point pointing out all of my favorite spots. These links to Thrillist gives a good example of spots your family could enjoy. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-restaurants-minneapolis-st-paul and https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-brunch-in-minneapolis-st-paul

5) Take a walk along the Stone Arch Bridge. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/historical_sites/stone_arch_bridge/

6) We are known for our 10,000 lakes. There are plenty in the MPLS area, specifically the Chain of Lakes, plenty of activities in the summer time. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/pa...kes/minneapolis_chain_of_lakes_regional_park/

7) If the weather isnt the best, they could always head to the Mall of America. https://www.mallofamerica.com/

8) Im a roof top bar or patio fan. You can get great views of the city from the following: Brits Pub (in MPLS, the biggest plus is they have lawn bowling) https://britspub.com/ , as mentioned earlier Ox Cart (St Paul) https://oxcartarcadeandrooftop.com/ . As for patios (too many to link them all :) , in St Paul, you have WA Frost, Moscow on the Hill, La Grolla, The Happy Gnome just to name a few. In MPLS, my favorite is Psycho Suzi's https://psychosuzis.com/ Then just a couple blocks away is Betty Dangers, where you can play mini golf, take a ride on a ferris wheel and they have some amazing Mexican-American food. https://bettydangers.com/

Thats a small sample of what MPLS/St Paul can provide. Need anything else, have any questions, let me know.
 

clarkzac

Well-known member
Oct 31, 2010
8,937
It will be a stop in a trip to visit family in a small town of SD. They will also go to Mt. Rushmore along the way.
Oh man, I could go on and on about things to do in the Black Hills haha. I live 2.5 hours south of Rapid City. There's a lot to do up there.
 

r2d2

Active member
Aug 24, 2008
2,814
Mexico City
Suggestions:
1) Head over to the other side of the river (St Paul) and catch a St Paul Saints game as well. Link: http://saintsbaseball.com/schedule The Saints are in town Friday 9th - Sunday 11th. Its really a great time for the independent league team. In addition, there are some good places to eat around CHS Field, ex. The Bulldog, Big River Pizza, Dark Horse, Ox Cart (head to the roof top for views of CHS Field), Handsome Hog, Barrio are just a handful within a couple blocks.

2) In MPLS, only a couple blocks from Target Field is First Avenue. If your family are music fans, its pretty cool just to walk by this iconic spot and see all of the names on the side of the building that have played First Ave. Prince, U2, Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Metallica, are just a few of the Hall of Fame artist to have played here. http://first-avenue.com/about/thestars

3) Head over to Minnehaha Falls. If its a beautiful day outside, be sure to check out Minnehaha Falls park. https://www.nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/minnehah.htm

4) The food scene in the Twin Cities is amazing. I could sit here all day and give suggestions, however not knowing your families preferences might be a moot point pointing out all of my favorite spots. These links to Thrillist gives a good example of spots your family could enjoy. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-restaurants-minneapolis-st-paul and https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-brunch-in-minneapolis-st-paul

5) Take a walk along the Stone Arch Bridge. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/historical_sites/stone_arch_bridge/

6) We are known for our 10,000 lakes. There are plenty in the MPLS area, specifically the Chain of Lakes, plenty of activities in the summer time. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/pa...kes/minneapolis_chain_of_lakes_regional_park/

7) If the weather isnt the best, they could always head to the Mall of America. https://www.mallofamerica.com/

8) Im a roof top bar or patio fan. You can get great views of the city from the following: Brits Pub (in MPLS, the biggest plus is they have lawn bowling) https://britspub.com/ , as mentioned earlier Ox Cart (St Paul) https://oxcartarcadeandrooftop.com/ . As for patios (too many to link them all :) , in St Paul, you have WA Frost, Moscow on the Hill, La Grolla, The Happy Gnome just to name a few. In MPLS, my favorite is Psycho Suzi's https://psychosuzis.com/ Then just a couple blocks away is Betty Dangers, where you can play mini golf, take a ride on a ferris wheel and they have some amazing Mexican-American food. https://bettydangers.com/

Thats a small sample of what MPLS/St Paul can provide. Need anything else, have any questions, let me know.
Thank you very much :D
 

brian26

Member
Nov 12, 2010
663
Suggestions:
1) Head over to the other side of the river (St Paul) and catch a St Paul Saints game as well. Link: http://saintsbaseball.com/schedule The Saints are in town Friday 9th - Sunday 11th. Its really a great time for the independent league team. In addition, there are some good places to eat around CHS Field, ex. The Bulldog, Big River Pizza, Dark Horse, Ox Cart (head to the roof top for views of CHS Field), Handsome Hog, Barrio are just a handful within a couple blocks.

2) In MPLS, only a couple blocks from Target Field is First Avenue. If your family are music fans, its pretty cool just to walk by this iconic spot and see all of the names on the side of the building that have played First Ave. Prince, U2, Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Metallica, are just a few of the Hall of Fame artist to have played here. http://first-avenue.com/about/thestars

3) Head over to Minnehaha Falls. If its a beautiful day outside, be sure to check out Minnehaha Falls park. https://www.nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/minnehah.htm

4) The food scene in the Twin Cities is amazing. I could sit here all day and give suggestions, however not knowing your families preferences might be a moot point pointing out all of my favorite spots. These links to Thrillist gives a good example of spots your family could enjoy. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-restaurants-minneapolis-st-paul and https://www.thrillist.com/eat/minneapolis/best-brunch-in-minneapolis-st-paul

5) Take a walk along the Stone Arch Bridge. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/historical_sites/stone_arch_bridge/

6) We are known for our 10,000 lakes. There are plenty in the MPLS area, specifically the Chain of Lakes, plenty of activities in the summer time. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/pa...kes/minneapolis_chain_of_lakes_regional_park/

7) If the weather isnt the best, they could always head to the Mall of America. https://www.mallofamerica.com/

8) Im a roof top bar or patio fan. You can get great views of the city from the following: Brits Pub (in MPLS, the biggest plus is they have lawn bowling) https://britspub.com/ , as mentioned earlier Ox Cart (St Paul) https://oxcartarcadeandrooftop.com/ . As for patios (too many to link them all :) , in St Paul, you have WA Frost, Moscow on the Hill, La Grolla, The Happy Gnome just to name a few. In MPLS, my favorite is Psycho Suzi's https://psychosuzis.com/ Then just a couple blocks away is Betty Dangers, where you can play mini golf, take a ride on a ferris wheel and they have some amazing Mexican-American food. https://bettydangers.com/

Thats a small sample of what MPLS/St Paul can provide. Need anything else, have any questions, let me know.
Is Univ of Minnesota walkable from downtown? Go over the stone arch bridge I assume and would it be fun to check out the campus?
 

Musial Collector

Active member
Aug 7, 2008
5,629
Is Univ of Minnesota walkable from downtown? Go over the stone arch bridge I assume and would it be fun to check out the campus?
Yes you can walk across the Stone Arch bridge and then over to campus, about 1.5-2.0 miles depending on where on campus you want to go to. Or you can get to campus by taking the light rail in downtown.
 

Pjere

Member
Jun 2, 2019
40
Tony O's Cuban is one of my favorites because it's a good filler upper. I eat one with the little bag of chips that comes with, and I'm good for the rest of the game! You can bring in your own food so my usual carry ins are some carmel corn or M&Ms to munch on. You can bring in a sealed bottle of water and refill it anywhere, so I do that every time, even if I buy a drink. They have recently changed their bag rules, so check online before you go. There are little pocket guides to the food in the stadium (like a pocket schedule) that tells you about the different foods and where to find them. A good reference to or a first timer.

When I go to new stadiums, I aleats walk around a lot. Try to go as high up as I can, take some pics, try to get as close as I can before I get chased out! There's memorabilia in a lot of areas--mostly between third and home on the second level--to see and Bat And Barrell is a good museum of its own, too.

There's always a ton of things to do see and eat in the Twin Cities. How long will you be in town?

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You can bring in your own food to the ballpark?! Is this normal among stadiums these days in MLB? I need to get out more:)!


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Musial Collector

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Aug 7, 2008
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You can bring in your own food to the ballpark?! Is this normal among stadiums these days in MLB? I need to get out more:)!


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The Minnesota Twins permit guests to bring food into Target Field as long as items are consumed in the general seating areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge or suite. Food containers must be soft-sided and fit under a guest's seat.
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Target Field Information Guide | Minnesota Twins - MLB.com
 

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