ORLANDO, FL – Exploria Stadium has announced five new permanent additions to its concession offerings heading into 2023 in support of local businesses. The 25,500-seat Orlando venue will now feature local favorites along its concourse for fans to enjoy options that are proudly “Orlando Made,” including: 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The COOP by 4Rivers, Teak Neighborhood Grill, Black Rooster Taqueria and Harrell’s Hot Dogs + Cold Cones.
The concourse will also include a rotating vendor cart, which will welcome game-by-game options such as Mexican-inspired Cholo Dogs, Sus Hi Eatstation and more to be announced in the future.
“Last season we spent an extensive amount of time listening to our Season Ticket Members and fans. One of the areas they asked us to really focus on and lean into was having more local, authentic Orlando food options. We live in an exciting culinary destination and there is not a shortage of great local options. As a Club, it is important to us to represent the community that we call home, something we hope our fans feel when experiencing a match day at Exploria Stadium,” Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride President of Business Operations Jarrod Dillon said.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this group of local businesses into our home here at Exploria Stadium. We thank each of them for trusting in us and we couldn’t be more excited to have everyone enjoy a taste of Orlando. I’d like to also thank and acknowledge the key role our partners at Oak View Group Hospitality played in creating this exciting program.”
4 Rivers Smokehouse: 4R Restaurant Group, home to 24 locations in Florida encompasses fifteen 4Rivers Smokehouses, 4R Cantina Barbacoa at Disney Springs, four 4 Rivers walkup venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports, as well as eateries at Camping World Stadium, Spectrum Stadium, and Doak Campbell Stadium. For those who want a taste of 4 Rivers Smokehouse at home, sauces and signature rubs are also available for purchase in Publix stores throughout the Southeast.
Location: Section 31/1
The COOP by 4Rivers: Also, part of the 4R family is The COOP by 4Rivers, a neighborhood restaurant in Winter Park celebrating the homestyle fare of the South. Serving up hospitality at every table, Chef/Owner John Rivers offers comfort food classics made from scratch daily. Passed-down recipes and seasonal ingredients come together in the form of iconic dishes from Southern Fried Chicken, Low Country Shrimp & Grits to Chicken Pot Pie and Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy.
Location: Sec. 9
Teak Neighborhood Grill: Teak Neighborhood Grill features two locations in MetroWest and Maitland, with daily menu specials offering unique flavors and pairings. A great spot to watch your favorite sporting events, host your birthday party, or kick back and listen to live music, Teak customers can enjoy a rapidly evolving craft beer selection or one of 37 signature handcrafted burgers, which have received awards from the likes of Travel Channel, FOX35 and Orlando Magazine. Both locations serve lunch and dinner seven nights a week and now serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.
Location: Section 18/19
Black Rooster Taqueria: Dubbed “Best Tacos” for three-consecutive years by Orlando Sentinel’s Foodie Awards, contemporary Mexican eats at Black Rooster Taqueria (“Black Rooster”) have become a local staple for nearly seven years. Husband-and-wife team Chef John and Juliana Calloway’s fast-casual concept, best known for its guacamole and chips and handmade delicious tacos, debuted in the Mills 50 District in 2016, and it’s second location in 2022 in the Curry Ford West district of Orlando. Since opening, Black Rooster has been featured in The New York Times’ 36 Hours in Orlando, and most recently was mentioned in the prestigious Michelin Guide in 2022.
Location: Section 24 – “The Wall”
Harrell’s Hot Dogs + Cold Cones: Established in 2020 in Winter Garden, Florida. Since then, it has been the perfect destination for classic and creative dogs, hand-cut fries, and soft-serve ice cream. There is an approachable cool look and feel and staff provides fast and friendly service. To serve good food, fast and offer great value. The culture embraces authentic Winter Garden tradition and honors American Culture.
Location: Section 30/31
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food and travel blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines.