Blues fans are going to want to leave room for dinner when they attend Blues games this fall. Upgrades to current offerings and the addition of new local partners are key parts of the concessions makeover Scottrade Center received this summer.
Four new local partners will be featured at the arena: Sugarfire Smoke House, Byrd and Barrel, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, and Kohn's Kosher.
"I'm very excited and I truly believe our fans will be as excited, if not more," said Bruce Kraus, Levy Restaurants' Director of Operations at Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House. "Our goal has always been to bring an unexpected experience to a hockey game or an arena that you wouldn't expect to get here.
Sugarfire Smoke House
Sugarfire Smoke House, which has six locations across Missouri, joined the Scottrade Center family late last season. Their award-winning BBQ and local ingredients make this a can't-miss option. Their menu includes a variety of BBQ sandwiches, all served with BBQ potato chips.
The Sugarfire family is also adding Hi-Pointe Drive-In to the Scottrade Center offerings. If you're looking for diner food, this is the place to go. The menu features various burgers, seasonal tots, and a bourbon milkshake, along with sandwiches from Sugarfire. (Coming October 18th)
Byrd and Barrel
Byrd and Barrel has already made a splash as one of the must-try new concessions during preseason. Located on Jefferson, the restaurant is now bringing their menu featuring gourmet chicken to Scottrade Center. This includes mouthwatering options such as buttermilk fried nugz, fried chicken poutine, and house-made tots.
Smoke and Pour Cart
If you want to enjoy a local beverage with your Sugarfire BBQ, head to the new Smoke and Pour Cart. At this location, fans 21 and older will find Sugarfire products paired with Anheuser-Busch products. Special offerings at this stand include burnt end nachos and pulled pork sandwiches.
Specialty cocktails and signature drinks featuring 360 Vodka will be available throughout the arena this season for fans 21 and older. These include the Face Off, the Goon, and the High Stick drinks. Additionally limited-edition Blues bottles are being sold around St. Louis, including at Schnucks and Dirt Cheap.
Section 111 - opening Oct. 18
Fans can now also dine on kosher fare, courtesy of local meat and deli restaurant Kohn's Kosher. Kohn's, located on Old Olive Street Road, is bringing a variety of kosher options to the arena. The menu includes a pastrami sandwich, pastrami hot dog, Reuben sandwich, and knish.
Family-Friendly Pricing Stands
Section 108 & 124
Families looking to score a deal on food can now get reduced-price items at new family-friendly pricing stands. A smaller hot dog and smaller portion of nachos cost $5 and $4.50, respectively. Additionally, popcorn, candy, bottled water, and 12 oz. Pepsi products are all $3, candy is $4, and a small draft beer is $5.
Scottrade Center's returning concessions stands were also given upgrades, both to the stands themselves and the food they serve. Individual pizzas, flavored sausages and brats and flavored Bavarian pretzels are being added to menus, along with a whole host of other exciting (and delicious) new options. There are also more combos and bundles now available to make ordering more convenient, and menus are being updated with photos of the food.
All stands, 26 of which were cash-only last season, now accept every type of payment, including mobile pay.
"Now it's set up for a much better user experience," Kraus said.