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September 2, 2010 4:08 PM

Here's a quick addendum to the recent look at the Legends Club.

I was a little unclear on what the food at the atrium chef stands really was. But I had a chance to get some detailed info the other night.

The Carew atrium features the one-pass buffet for $19.95. It's not exactly your typical ballpark food, but I bet it's good (if you're into that kind of thing).

Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium

The sign reads:

Welcome to the Legends Club at Target Field. Each day we feature the very best that local Minnesotan and national specialty markets have to offer. The culinary team prepares your fare with a passion, capturing an exciting variety of flavors and textures for your dining pleasure. Enjoy your dining experience at the Carew atrium.

Carew atrium menu part 1

The menu on this night was:

- Market Fresh Display of Seasonal Fruits
- Stone Oven Breads and Flat Breads
- Marinated Artichokes, Fresh Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

- Pacific Rim Salad, Baby Greens, Peppers, Cucumber, Crispy Fried Noodles, Peanut Dressing
- Panzanella Salad, Ciabatta Croutons, Roasted Peppers, Shaved Fennel, Red Wine Vinaigrette

- Beef-Barley
- Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Gourmet Flatbread Pizzas
- Italian Sausage, Roasted Peppers, Sundried Tomato
- Pepperoni Jalapeno Local Goat Cheese
- Grilled Vegetable

- Soy Glazed Rotisserie Chicken, Sauteed Baby Bok Choy
- Seared Salmon, Cous cous Cake, Tangerine Beurre Blanc
- Pork Steamship, Port wine Reduction
- Cheese Tortellini, Fresh Garden Vegetable, Creamy Tomato, Fresh Basil
- Stove Oven Vegetable Medley, Balsamic Reduction

Carew atrium menu part 2

Over in the Puckett atrium, the fare is much more traditional, and a la carte, as somehow seems fitting.

Puckett atrium chef stand menu

Puckett atrium menu part 1

Puckett atrium menu part 2 (Those prices match elsewhere in the ballpark.)

This guy at the Puckett atrium chef stand caught me taking the picture and said I should stop back later because he was "just getting started." I still don't know what he meant.

As previously mentioned in the comments, another essential perk for the Legends Club seating is in-seat service. The wait staff looked pretty busy.

Legends Club seats feature in-seat service

At TF, you never know when you may bump into a Pohlad

Finally, I found this classic photo which was obviously placed by someone with a sense of humor.

Ketchup, mustard, relish, mustard, ketchup

573 Club and a look at seat widths and sightlines throughout the park is coming up next.


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Scraps? Hardly but thanks for the new info post..Any solid theories why TIK prices have plummeted? Anyone?

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 4:47 PM by Steve Highlight this comment 1

I've got stubhub open on another browser tab, and two hours before gametime there are tickets available for $1.60 each. Less than two bucks!

I wonder if people are concerned about potential rain...

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 5:08 PM by F_T_K Highlight this comment 2

Probably a combination of weather and people being afraid of what traffic will be like. Will be interesting to see tonight.

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM by JCTwins Highlight this comment 3

State Fair, vikings, kids back at school, rain, gophers, traffic............ for a lot of sports fans tonight is a great day to watch the games on tv.

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM by Joe117 Highlight this comment 4

Get ready for some whining from the can't-believe-it-doesn't-have-a-roof crowd. The sport which plays in any weather has a roof, while the one that doesn't gets rained on.

(Weird sentence. But you get the idea.)

As for $2 tix, remember that there's a service charge and print-your-tickets fee. That becomes a $10 transaction pretty quickly. And while that's obviously a very reasonable price to go to a game, the model is very deceptive.

Frankly, I can't believe they get five bucks just for the right to print your own tickets, which you just bought, on your own printer using your own ink and paper. If anything, you should get a $2 credit if you agree to save them the hassle of mailing you your tickets...

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:31 PM by Rick 5

Since it's election time...I vote for the Rep. who passes a bill prohibiting any ticketing agency charging $$$$ for printing your own tickets.

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 7:48 PM by Steve Highlight this comment 6

Maybe it'll come up in the debates.

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM by Dr. X Highlight this comment 7

Twins attendance generally dips off in September regardless of how good or bad the team is.

Attendance in April (with the exception of Opening Day and weekends) and early-May are the same way, except this year, the newness of the ballpark pretty much eliminated that. It also doesn't help when you see a large dose of teams such as Kansas City, Cleveland and Detroit early and late in the season.

The HR porch was pretty much empty Thursday night as was the Grandstand.

My group of four moved from our terrace seats in section 212 down to section 115 in the 7th inning and we sat there until the end of the game at midnight.

One thing is for certain, that upper level concourse gets very windy and cold. This was mentioned after the St. Louis exhibition series as well back in April.

I was disappointed they did not have more Chili or Wild Rice Soup on hand Thursday night. All of the stands were sold out (or had a 10-15 minute wait) of that and the people in charge need to realize that in Minnesota, one day Ice Cream will be a top seller and the next day, warm foods such as Chili and Wild Rice soup will be in high demand. Maybe they will be more prepared in the future with the extreme weather we can experience from day-to-day.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 02:55 AM by Mike Highlight this comment 8

It also depends if the Vikings are playing. I'm sure a lot of people were there instead, even though it is only pre-season. I sometimes catch games at the state fair and I remember in 2006 when they almost didn't want to play a Twins game in September over a Vikings game on the tv, even with multiple tv's. Most people were paying attention to the Vikings.

And Ice Cream was a popular thing in my section. There were at least two people per aisle coming back with it. I think only one hot chocolate sold when they walked by.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 06:44 AM by AJ Highlight this comment 9

This is a weird game we all follow.

After Wednesday night's gem with two starting pitchers putting zeroes on the board for almost the whole game, we get last night's ugly game. Bad pitching, bad defense, bad umpiring.

Hopefully tonight is better again. :-)

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 08:26 AM by F_T_K Highlight this comment 10

The game gets into your psyche. All night long I was dreaming about the negative impact of using two of your starters as relievers in an extra-inning game (regardless of the outcome).

Who's going to pitch to Texas? ran over and over in my mind.

The only saving grace is that this is the stuff Gardy is very good at solving. If anybody can patch the next couple of weeks together, it's him -- assuming he doesn't get his ass kicked out of too many games in frustration.

(Confidential to Bill Smith: I hear that Mark Prior is available and throwing 92 MPH for the Orange County Flyers. OK, maybe that's a bad idea.)

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 08:45 AM by Rick 11

I've been to the Legends Club 4 times. The buffet in the Carew atrium is quite good and a good value if you're hungry; the menu changes but stays pretty close to what your pictures show.

The guy at the Puckett atrium chef stand meant that he didn't have the food out yet. In a few minutes the sterno cans would be flaming under pans set on those round black things and in the pans would be the sausages, onions, sauerkraut etc.

Back in April the Puckett atrium had different food each of the two times I was there. One time I remember it had 3 choices: shrimp, chicken or scallops; they looked delicious but I had the buffet.

When I went in May and in July it was Kramarczuk's and I'm wondering if it has stayed Kramarczuk's or if it still changes.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM by Play Ball! Highlight this comment 12

Looks like Matt Fox will start tonight. I like him. Hopefully I still like him tomorrow.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM by AJ Highlight this comment 13

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