Tasting new offerings at LP Field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The food at LP Field has been an issue with fans for the life of the stadium, which opened in 1999.

The Tennessee Titans heard the complaints but had to wait until their contract with Centerplate expired. Now the concessionaire is Aramark, and the menu will have more of a Nashville feel.

They invited media to sample many of the new offerings at a press event Wednesday.

I tasted the Nashburger, which has pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon and pickled green tomatoes. I agreed with a friend that the toppings were excellent, but the burger wasn't as good. That, the Big Daddy Burger and Portobello Mushroom Burger will cost $10. Those three new burgers will compete for a permanent spot on the menu.

The Music City Meatloaf sandwich was very good, as were two samplings from the club level: a carved turkey BLT and cola-braised short rib sandwich.

Logan's Roadhouse remains and will offer a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, and Bojangles' will have a presence.

Another new entry that could prove popular is Petro's Chili and Chips, which is big in Knoxville. They serve a bowl with chips, chili, grated cheeses, tomatoes and sour cream, and you can add black olives and jalapenos. I thought it was tasty, but it needed more chili.

Overall, I think people will be pleased. What I sampled rated as good for stadium food, and superior to what was offered previously.