• The Final Four Gets a Whole Lot Tastier with These Menu Items

     
    POSTED April 4, 2019
     
  • The Final Four Gets a Whole Lot Tastier with These Menu Items

     
    POSTED April 4, 2019
     
  • The Final Four Gets a Whole Lot Tastier with These Menu Items

     
    POSTED April 4, 2019
     
  • The Final Four Gets a Whole Lot Tastier with These Menu Items

     
    POSTED April 4, 2019
     

If the on-the-edge-of-your-seat basketball games or endless events around Minneapolis aren't enough to keep you interested in the NCAA Final Four tournament this weekend, the newly announced menu items sure will be. U.S. Bank Stadium's food and beverage provider, Aramark, just released its Final Four menu, and it's delicious enough to turn anyone into a basketball fan.

While sliced brisket sandwiches, "jump ball" burgers, crispy walleye sandwiches, "bracket-buster" dogs and "road ends here" dogs will be served up in the stadium's clubs, concessions will be featuring tator tot hot dish (because Minnesota), walleye sandwiches, smoked salmon sandwiches, Swedish meatballs and turkey burgers. 

But if those menus aren't enough to get your mouth watering, there will be a menu of Final Four snacks, which pay homage to regional favorites of this year's teams. For Auburn University, pick up some "Tiger Paw Pork Skins." Rooting for Michigan State University? Grab the "Spartan Coney Dog." To be transported to the Tex-Mex culinary scene of Texas Tech, try the "Big Tex Nachos." And for University of Virginia fans, the "Wahoo Shrimp and Grits" will fill you up.

For big events, such as the NCAA Tournament and the Super Bowl, Aramark tries to create menus and add options that celebrate the occasion, while providing fans who may be traveling from afar a little taste of home, says David Freireich of Aramark.

"Our chefs familiarized themselves with the tastes and flavors of the hometowns of the four competing teams and, based on this, they developed these signature items to pay homage to each team," Freireich says.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.