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02-24-2011, 02:13 PM
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Best Food at Rogers Arena?

What do you guys think is the best food at Rogers Arena?

Obviously the majority of it is not worth speaking of (Pizza comparable to 7/11 for example!), but there are a few decent options IMO.

Definitely a fan of the pulled pork behind section 118 (most likely available in other locations also, this is just the one I usually go to).

Anything recommendable for people's next visits to Rogers *cough* GM Place *cough* Arena?

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Mini-donuts FTW.

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Never understood the love for food at sporting events / concerts / movies.

Who can't go 3 hours between stuffing their face?

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Who can't go 3 hours between stuffing their face?


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Get some chow at Costco

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Eating popcorn at a hockey game =

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But its made with REAL BUTTER!

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When I was younger, I used to buy the nachos with the watery "cheese" routinely, and I don't know why.

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Best on the concourses in my opinion are the sandwiches somewhere between gate 7 and section 120.

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Best on the concourses in my opinion are the sandwiches somewhere between gate 7 and section 120.
The carved meat sandwiches? Ya, those are the bomb...it's too bad it's like $100 per sandwich.

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I think a single company runs all the food vendors at GM Place. It's kind of unfortunate because it's bad across the board. In a city with such a good food scene you would think GM place would have something better going on.

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The carved meat sandwiches? Ya, those are the bomb...it's too bad it's like $100 per sandwich.
$10.75, but they're tasty as hell.

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In a city with such a good food scene you would think GM place would have something better going on.
Vancouver doesn't have a strong culture of fast food or street food (the new program they're testing should hopefully change that) so it comes as no surprise to me.

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It's not like anybody can just go into GM Place and set up shop.

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Vancouver doesn't have a strong culture of fast food or street food so it comes as no surprise to me.
Japadog? I guess that's one. In lots of other cities the food vendors are fast food franchises. Imagine if there was some great local Vancouver junkfood being served at the kiosks. Memphis Blues, Veras, sushi, etc. GM place should have it's own micro brew and sell that instead of Molson and Rickards.

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the arena should just make everything organic and locally grown with no chemicals. That would be the Vancouver way

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I have Also never understood the attraction of having to eat at games. It's bloody expensive . The only times in the 40 or so Canuck games I've been to games I bought white spot because I raced from work to the arena.

Max il buy a beer or 2 .

Ps the hotdogs are the biggest rip off .

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the arena should just make everything organic and locally grown with no chemicals. That would be the Vancouver way
Organic food isn't exactly the first thing I think of with hockey.

Usually beer.

But, poutine is sold there. And poutine is poutine. Pretty hard to make it taste horrible.

BTW, pulled pork sandwiches there make me want to pull my own pork.

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I actually really like the chips and salsa they have at the Mexican place in the upper bowl. I think it's like $5

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Ha, well I knew that the majority of the food there was terrible, but I didn't know the general opinion of it is this low.

A couple of you had mentioned there being one company in charge of the food at Rogers Arena. Reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

Coca Cola supplied their products at whole sale price to the company in charge of catering. At the same time, Coca Cola had a box at Rogers Arena (GM Place at the time) - I don't know how many of you are familiar with the price structures of catering for boxes, but in the end, Coca Cola was charged a whopping $27 for a sick pack of Coke. Obviously this wasn't a one time occurance but was ongoing throughout the season.

Needless to say, I agree that there are many factors that need improving when it comes to catering and vendors at Rogers Arena.

Even them selling vendor licenses for a small number of stalls would be awesome.

But in the end it's all profit driven, and people purchase the $7.50 beer and $10 'snacks'.


On a sidenote for those of you that purchase the beer - how annoyed are you with the 'new' tops they have?! Makes the beer foam and inconvenient to drink like nothing else!

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Look at the size of those cups, too.

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Eating popcorn at a hockey game =
i think all the food at rogers arena is your standard event crap and not very good. i like to split a popcorn w/ whoever i'm with and good for food after usually.

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No wonder Flyers fans are famous for being so rowdy and drunk. They're giving them big-gulp size cups of beer!

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Japadog? I guess that's one. In lots of other cities the food vendors are fast food franchises. Imagine if there was some great local Vancouver junkfood being served at the kiosks. Memphis Blues, Veras, sushi, etc. GM place should have it's own micro brew and sell that instead of Molson and Rickards.
There was a brewery at Rogers Arena. I actually know the guy who designed/installed it (he still has free season tickets from the job.) I think they made beer for the first few years the arena was open but they stopped. I believe it got torn out and replaced with that mexican place on the 300 level concourse.

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I had a Chicken Shawarma by section 111 that was pretty good, with fresh veggies inside and such. It was 10 or 11 bucks and came with some potato chips. I was as satisfied with that as anything I've ever had at The Garage. It was top quality. But I typically try to eat beforehand if I have time, since good options inside the arena are scarce.

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