On August 26, Ole Miss football and Centerplate hosted its Food Showcase, announcing new food partners and concession stand items that will be for sale in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this season as well as food that will be available in the press box and suites.
Headlining the Food Showcase were the new partners at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Fergndan’s Wood Fired Pizza, Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery. Fergndan’s will be sold in Sections A and L inside Vaught-Hemingway this season, and items from Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery will be sold in Sections S7, D and L this fall.
These new food partners were revealed alongside new concession items such as Burger Me, a burger stand with fully customizable burgers; Chop’s Tacho’s, a new form of nachos from Chop’s BBQ that features tater tots; and Tony’s Grab and Go which features a convenience store-type setting.
All of these stations and partners had samples of their items, but due to time constraints (and limited stomach space), I wasn’t able to try them all. However, I think fans in attendance at Vaught-Hemingway this fall will be pleased with the selection.
I was first intrigued by Chop’s Tacho’s, not because I knew what it was, but simply because it featured bright colors. Sounds simple-minded, but I never claimed to be a food critic, and the red peppers on top of the nachos caught my attention. Once I picked up my plate and examined the dish further, I discovered that they featured tater tots and, as a fan of all things involving potatoes, I was hooked.
I then moved down to Fergndan’s Pizza, and the workers from the company were telling me about the ingredients in the particular slice I chose. Something about buffalo milk and how it makes the cheese stringy. I don’t know; I wasn’t even close to fully listening. I was just enjoying my pizza, and I’m sure most of you will have the same mindset. You won’t care what’s in it just as long as it tastes good, and, I assure you, it does.