CHESTER, PA – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is enhancing the culinary experience for soccer fans at Talen Energy Stadium by converting two concession stands to now feature two popular Philadelphia-based food trucks, The Cow & the Curd and Baby Blues BBQ.

Food trucks have become a national obsession in the culinary industry over the past 7 years. The entire country seems to have an ongoing love affair with these “kitchens on wheels” and statistics indicate that the romance is far from over. Talen Energy Stadium is leading the way by wrapping its arms around Philadelphia’s vibrant food truck culture and showcasing 2 of Philadephia’s top food trucks.“Food trucks are a large part of the pre- and post-game food and beverage landscape at Talen Energy Stadium, but customer access during the game is limited,” said Spectra’s Linda Recke, Regional Vice President. “By recreating the food truck experience inside the stadium we’re able to enhance the dining experience for our guests while furthering our commitment of adding local vendors to the menu options.”

Spectra partnered with Rob Mitchell, President of the Philly Mobile Food Association (PMFA), for the installation of the two trucks.

The newly renovated concession stands will debut on Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. when the Union host the Portland Timbers..

The new stands will have a façade that resembles the original trucks and will feature fold-out awnings and lights to make the experience even more authentic.

The Cow and The Curd offers:

  • Cheese Curds:  Wisconsin cheddar that is beer battered, fried to perfection then served with our signature chipotle ranch dipping sauce
  • Brats: authentic Wisconsin beer brats topped with smokey beer cheese sauce and caramelized red onion, served on a pretzel roll

Baby Blues BBQ offers:

  • Smoked Pulled Pork or Brisket Sandwich – topped with coleslaw and served on a fresh-baked, grilled bun – with the option to add cheese for an additional $1
  • Memphis Ribs: Square cut, long-bone pork ribs, rubbed top to bottom with a blend of dry spices, slow smoked, then grilled and lightly basted with their house BBQ sauce
  • Smokin Wings: dry rubbed chicken wings that are smoked, then grilled with a choice of five sauces: BBQ, buffalo-style, sweet, XXX, or sweet-kick

Spectra also offers a full menu for all tastes throughout Talen Energy Stadium, including:

  • Prosciutto & Brie Sandwich: prosciutto and brie served on a baguette with arugula and apples, served with chips
  • Jersey Dog: all-beef hot dog with fresh-cut fries and sautéed peppers and onions, served with chips
  • BBQ Rib Dog: grilled boneless rib with a shredded apple and Carolina mustard slaw, served with chips
  • Veggie Steak: Trio of fresh julienne carrots, zucchini and yellow squash with Montreal seasoned cheese sauce in a warm torpedo roll
  • Gluten-Free Pizza: Fresh gluten-free pizza crust topped with Italian pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese and custom toppings

The Cow and The Curd is arguably the most highly decorated food truck on the east coast. It was named the #5 Food Truck in America last year by The Daily Meal, has been featured on national television with NBC 1st Look as one of the best fried foods in the country, and has won multiple awards spanning Best of Philly to Vendy Awards People’s Choice and Taste of 3 Cities Triple Crown Champion.

Baby Blues BBQ has also gained recognition  in the Philly area earning the title of “Best BBQ” at the 2013 and 2014 Gary Maddox BBQ Challenge held at Citizens Bank Park, where Spectra provides their Venue Management services.

In addition to providing Food Services & Hospitality to Talen Energy Stadium, Spectra also provides Venue Management and Ticketing & Fan Engagement.