The Minnesota Twins and Kent Hrbek are at it again. Hrbek's Target Field restuarant will feature yet another twist on the Blood Mary for 2015.

Last year, the Twins rolled out a typical Bloody Mary, but with a
bacon cheeseburger on top. This time around, they swapped the cheeseburger for a drink featuring pepperoni pizza, aptly called the College Daze Bloody Mary.


Pizza is not the only unique accessory to the this drink, though. It comes with a beef stick, cheese, celery and a pickles spear. The name makes sense, since that combination seems a lot like a 20-something's dinner.

The drink/meal will cost fans $19.

The Milwaukee Brewers have come up with the ballpark food of all ballpark foods. If you like nachos and haven't picked your favorite MLB team, the Brewers should be making a good case.

Miller Park is rolling out the Inside the Park Nachos, a concoction that combines nacho and taco meat into a corndog-shaped marvel.


The Inside the Park Nachos feature beef on a stick, mixed with fried beans, surrounded by Doritos, fried all together and topped with sour cream and cheese. It's like every good sports-watching food wrapped in one.

The Brewers might not win the World Series this year, but they'll be contenders in the race for best concession foods. Pair it with the Down Wisconsin Avenue Brat and the Miller Park Bratchos, and this team is a real contender.

Bubba Watson only knows one way to win The Masters, and it starts with burritos.

Not just one or two. When it comes to The Masters, Watson measures his burritos not by meals, not by days, but by weeks.

As the two-time and defending Masters champion revealed to Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show," his first green jacket was earned under extreme circumstances that led to a surprising discovery.

"In 2012, we adopted Caleb the week before [the Masters]," Watson told Fallon. "My wife didn't go, so now I could eat whatever I wanted to eat. I had a burrito or two burritos every day, 10 days straight, while I was in Augusta."

The result? He won the biggest golf tournament of his life. And in 2014, he repeated on the back of yet another burrito binge.

This year, the defending champion is getting a head start:


Watson points out that the year between his championship, 2013, he abandoned his burrito diet -- and lost.

"So last year, 2014, my wife was there this time," Watson said. "I was like, 'I'm going back to the burritos.' So I had burritos for another 10 days straight, one or two a day. I won again, so I think we're going to do that again."

This offers some valuable insight behind Watson's post-Masters stunt last year, when he bought Chipotle for 900 people in a single sitting. The cost of that meal was estimated around $10,000.

The full interview from 'The Tonight Show' is here:

Most people don't have the constitution to withstand a two-week binge on burritos, Chipotle or otherwise, yet for Watson that meal is the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions. Augusta-area burrito shops, brace yourselves for Hurricane Bubba.

Iowa State wrestler Kyven Gadson had just won an NCAA championship, but he wasn't satisfied.

Gadson had dessert on his mind when ESPN's Quint Kessenich grabbed him for a post-match interview.

Kessenich asked Gadson what it feels like to win a national championship, and Gadson delivered this great response:

The 197-pounder deserves whatever he wants after capping his turbulent career with a championship.

Gadson, a redshirt senior, saw his father and former coach pass away two years ago ago after a battle with cancer. Gadson's father, Willie, was himself a former star wrestler at Iowa State who finished third in the 177-pound division at the 1975 tournament.

"I think my dad would be proud of me," Kyven said when asked how his dad would feel about his son's accomplishment. "He would be real happy. You did it, Boo. That’s what he would say. You did it, Boo.”

It didn't take long for Kyven to get a hold of that frozen treat.



Gadson, it seems, has quite the sweet tooth.


The round-of-32 NCAA tournament matchup Sunday between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Gonzaga Bulldogs was never really close, and now we know why.

The Bulldogs were promised a special treat if they won, and just the thought of that prize gave them all the motivation they needed.

So, you ask, what was this amazing incentive that pushed the Zags to the Sweet 16? Benihana.

On Saturday night the team went to a burger restaurant for dinner in Seattle, but en route the squad's bus drove past a Benihana. Kyle Wiltjer, the team's star forward, took note of the Benihana and brought it up with the coaching staff.

"I was like, Coach, we should go to Benihana," Wiltjer told reporters after his team's win. "And one of out assistants said, ‘Hey, if you get the win tonight, we'll go to Benihana in Houston.’ So I was extra motivated because now we get to go to Benihana. So I'm hyped."

Wiltjer went on to score a game-high 24 points in his team's 87-68 win. The 6-foot-10 Kentucky transfer is having a stellar season for the Bulldogs, earning WCC Newcomer of the Year honors and leading the team to a school-record 34 wins.

While the Bulldogs have UCLA and perhaps Duke ahead of them, they can sleep well knowing that at some point in their near future they will be dining at one of Houston's two Benihanas.

The restaurant itself was pretty excited to hear the news:


Floyd Mayweather isn't overlooking any competitive edge he might be able to gain over Manny Pacquiao ahead of their historic matchup. That's why he's pulled out all the stops when it comes to personal nutrition.

According to a report from TMZ, Mayweather currently employs a personal chef that earns $1,000 per meal from the boxer. In exchange, the chef is available 24/7 for his dietary needs.

Chef Q, as she is known, also focuses on high-protein, low-carb foods that are made from scratch and give Mayweather the fuel he needs to excel in the ring.

Chef Q also avoids any preservatives or non-organic additives typically found in processed foods. She notes that while Mayweather has made bold strides in eating healthier, even cutting out trips to Fatburger.

"He's always been mindful of what he eats," she tells TMZ. "But there is something different about this fight."

If this story hasn't made you hungry yet, check out a recent meal, courtesy of Chef Q:


Here's what Mayweather enjoyed as his birthday dinner:


Forget the baseball team, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' biggest attraction this summer might just be the food. The team, a Class-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and executive chef Tim Hansen unveiled a line of new concessions that includes these two burgers that might well have come from mixing some of the greatest ballpark foods together.


Introducing the "Big Mother Funnel Burger," a bacon cheeseburger wrapped in a delicious funnel cake. I know what you're thinking. You've probably always wanted to experiment with this very combination, but now a short trip to Appleton, Wisconsin, will save you the time.


And here's the "Grilled Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger," another bacon cheeseburger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. In other words, a cheese lover's delicacy.

The cheese literally can't contain itself and simply falls down the burger. This sandwich is so big and juicy, even Kate Upton would have a hard time eating this and still maintain her form.


So if you're in the area or feel like making a cheeseburger-themed road trip this summer, you'll need to check out these two giants. And maybe you'll stay for the game, as well.

The Jack Nicklaus business empire, which already includes golf courses, wine and sunglasses among other projects, is expanding to ice cream.

In an announcement on his website, Nicklaus said he is partnering with the Schwan Food Company to create a premium line of seven flavors, with some proceeds going to the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation.

"It’s no secret that I love ice cream," Nicklaus said. "Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product. The team at Schwan has a world-class product development center. Together, we have created a variety of flavors -- all with real ingredients -- for a quality, premium ice cream at a value price."

The lineup of flavors:

  • Warm Spiced Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
  • Salted Caramel Toffee
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Coffee and Donuts
  • Homemade Vanilla

The ice cream will be packaged in pints with a suggested retail price of $1.99.


There appears to be a bonus flavor of Blueberry Cheesecake available at the Honda Classic tournament this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida:


The offseason can be a perilous time for athlete waistlines. Fortunately, many pros use offseason workouts and dietary regimens to stay in shape and prepare for the upcoming season. But they are human, after all, and it's hard not to find your eyes wandering away from your chicken caesar salad and over to more palatable pastures. NFL stars A.J. Green and Andrew Luck may be diligent in the offseason, but they aren't immune to breaking their dietary code every now and then.

Check out what food makes the Bengals wideout weak in the knees.

And here's Luck exposing the food that serves as his greatest temptation:

When Matt Stonie has a tough day at work, it must be hard for him to find someone who can sympathize.

That's because the 22-year-old Stonie is a competitive eater specializing in, you guessed it, bacon.

In 2012 Stonie became somewhat of an Internet sensation after posting a video to YouTube of himself downing more than 3,000 calories worth of bacon. It has garnered upwards of half a million views.

But that task pales in comparison to what Stonie pulled off recently at the Daytona 500. In a competition sponsored by Smithfield Meats, Stonie set a new world record by eating 182 slices of bacon in five minutes.

Yum?

Stonie is one of the fastest rising stars in competitive eating. He's currently the youngest member of Major League Eating and is already its second-ranked competitor, behind only Joey Chestnut. Indeed, Chestnut had some words for his young rival after Stonie's impressive performance.



Making Stonie's accomplishments all the more impressive is the fact that he isn't the biggest guy around -- he stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 120 pounds. And if you think Stonie is naive to the deleterious health effects of bacon, think again. He's majoring in nutrition at Mission College in Santa Clara, Calif.

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