As AMSOIL Arena gets ready to welcome fans back for the 2018-2019 hockey season, the food staff unveiled a series of new food items that will be available at the various concessions areas this year. Amy Carlson, Director of Food Service at the DECC, led a media event Thursday that highlighted nine new offerings that will satisfy even the hungriest of fans.

Staff with the DECC conducted surveys and fielded requests to decide on this year's new offerings, and relied on taste tests among hundreds of staff members to refine the new items before making the decision to bring them to the public.

Along with new items, the food staff is excited to announce that the Friday night Fish Fry will also be available on Saturday nights this year and other favorites like the New York Strip Sandwich and the Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Dipper will also remain on the menu.

Beside with those items and the new offerings (detailed below), the media was reminded that beer and wine will be served during men's hockey games at AMSOIL Arena this year for the first time in the arena's history. For families and others that want to enjoy the game without alcohol, there will be a designated family section where no alcohol will be permitted.

Some of the staff from the radio station had the opportunity to sample the foods, and you can see our reviews in the video at the top of this page. Here is the full roster of new food offerings for this season at AMSOIL Arena:

  • Poutine

    Salt and pepper fries and cheese curds topped with brown gravy.

    Mary Sullivan
  • Half-Pound Cheddar Polarena

    An ode to the original DECC Arena concessions menu, the new Polarena is a half-pound smoked cheddar polish sausage on a fresh bun from Johnson’s Bakery.

    Mary Sullivan
  • Champ’s Meatball

    A 6oz meatball smothered with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, served with a cheese-filled Bosco breadstick.

    Mary Sullivan
  • Local All-Beef Dog

    This is an upgrade to the previously-available hotdogs. A local, all-beef hotdog on a Johnson’s Bakery bun.

  • Local, Fresh Hamburger Patty

    A classic burger but now with a better, fresh, and locally-produced beef patty served on a brioche bun.

  • 3 Soup Choices With Bread

    Choice of Tomato Basil, Creamy Chicken Wild Rice, or a house-made Chili accompanied by Johnson’s Bakery bread. Both of the soups are locally made, and the chili is made at the DECC. 

    TSM Duluth
  • 4-Meat Pizza

    This pizza features sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and bacon bits.

    Mary Sullivan
  • Veggie Pizza

    This pizza features green peppers, olives, onions, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes.

    TSM Duluth
  • Cedar Crest Ice Cream

    Wisconsin-made ice cream with all new flavors including four gluten-free options and two rotating specialty flavors.