If you get hungry at a Sabres game this season, there's new chow waiting for you at the concession stands. And when the hockey season kicks off next week, many of the new offerings at KeyBank Center will come with local flair.
Here are the six new foods available at concession stands on the 100 and 300 levels of the arena, courtesy of Delaware North:
At all the Mexican food stands, you'll have the choice of three kinds of what are being called street tacos: beef barbacoa, chicken tinga, as well as a veggie option. Toppings galore, too, including corn, cilantro, pickled onions, radishes, guajillo-ancho salsa, salsa macha and cotija crema.
The Broadway Polish Plate is a trifecta of treats from Polonia: smoked kielbasa, Ru's pierogi and kapusta (braised cabbage).
A Go-Ru (Japanese for goal) Noodle Bar will be located on the 100 level serving up made-to-order stir fry with Ramen noodles.
A Beef on Weck Burger - combining traditional beef on weck and a cheeseburger - will include Yancey's Fancy horseradish cheddar and come with potato chips.
The Chef's Signature Grilled Cheese Kabob combines grilled cheese sandwich pieces, fried pickle, onion ring and jalapeno popper. It was designed to be easy to carry back to your seat and eat piece-by-piece, said Andy Altomare, director of food and beverage for Delaware North at KeyBank Center.
And for dessert (or your main course), the Perry's Ice Cream waffle sandwich, with the waffle batter made with Lucky Charms and Cheerios cereal (an ode to KeyBank Center neighbor the General Mills plant). You pick the ice cream flavor.
There's new grub in the suites and on the 200 level, too.
The suite food includes lobster rolls, Moroccan tricolor couscous salad, shepherd's pie and Wegmans sushi.
On the club level, you'll be able to grab Sahlen's Topped Dogs, including one with sriracha ketchup and mac 'n cheese.
Another dog will be topped with chipotle guacamole. Other new food in the 200s also will include a footlong Polish sausage on a pretzel bun, Sahlen's Pretzel Parka (which comes with a warm beer-cheese dip), Blazing Nachos (pulled Buffalo chicken nachos with fondue), the West Side Chicken in the Grass sandwich, General Tso Sliders, as well as Wegmans sushi.
Delaware North Sportservice didn't disclose any prices during their food preview event Thursday.