The 2011 NFL season is underway, and that means more than just football. It means pigskin. Literally. Whether you order pizza and breadsticks to watch the game at home or throw a massive tailgate with a whole roasted pig, food is intertwined with our gridiron viewing. Each region celebrates its team with local specialties -- wings in Buffalo, cheesesteaks in Philly -- and now stadiums across the league are catching on.
No longer must we choose among a hamburger, hot dog and nachos to quell our halftime hunger. From Lambeau to Raymond James, concessions have stepped their games up. Today you can chow down on fried cheese curds if you can get a ticket to watch the Packers or a Cuban sandwich while cheering on the Bucs.
So you can spend more time enjoying the stadiums and less time scouring the concourses, ThePostGame presents a guide to the best NFL regional eats:
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs Brisket Stack: Texas toast piled high with smoked beef brisket, topped with tangy BBQ sauce, onion straws and pickle chips.
Foot Long KC Brisket Dog: All beef hot dog piled high with beef brisket and topped with onion straws.
Red and Gold Short Rib Melt: Pulled short ribs, grilled onions and white American and Havarti cheeses on Parmesan-crusted toast.
CenturyLink Field, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Dog: Based off the street vendors outside the stadium, it's made with an Oberto sausage kielbasa topped with cream cheese and caramelized Washington sweet onions.
Salmon BLT: Made with wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato.
Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland Browns
Lake Erie Walleye Sandwich: Lightly battered and fried Walleye served with lettuce and tomato on a hoagie roll.
Pierogi Dipper: Cleveland signature potato and cheese pierogies with classic sour cream.
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis Rams
Toasted Ravioli: Beef ravioli fried and served with marinara and sprinkled with Parmesan.
EverBank Field, Jacksonville Jaguars
Steak and Wedge Sandwich: Tenderloin steak, applewood bacon, chopped iceberg, tomatoes and blue cheese.
Mayport Wild Peel and Eat Shrimp: It comes with crab shack mustard, cocktail sauce and remoulade.
Ford Field, Detroit Lion
Detroit Style Coney Island Hot Dog: That stadium favorite smothered in chili and covered in chopped onions.
Lamb and Chicken Gyros: The Greek favorite served on warm pita with Tzatziki sauce.
Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons
Georgia Dog: Foot long Hot Dog topped Vidalia Onion Relish
Sweet Heat Fried Chicken Nachos: Made with buttermilk fried chicken tenders, sweet heat peach BBQ sauce and chipotle jack cheese sauce.
Shrimp and Grits: Made with Logan Turnpike Mill Grits and Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese.
Fried Green Tomato PBLT Sandwich: Made with Niman Ranch pork and Niman Ranch Bacon.
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers
Primanti Bros. Sandwich: The Pittsburgh favorite with the fries stuffed in the sandwich.
"Bloomfield" Sausage Meatloaf Sandwich: Sweet and hot sausage loaf served on grilled thick cut Italian bread and topped with pepper and onion tomato ragout and fried provolone cheese.
"Northsider" Monster Chopped Ham Sandwich: Pittsburgh-style chopped ham piled high, topped with fire roasted peppers and onions, pepper jack cheese and fried egg, served on a monster roll.
Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers
Bratwurst: You can get these famous sausages a half dozen ways
Fried Cheese Curds: Wisconsin dairy cheese curds hand breaded and fried until golden brown.
Beer Cheese Soup: An upper Midwest favorite made with local beer and creamy cheddar.
Beer Cheese Mac and Cheese: Beer boiled macaroni tossed with beer cheese sauce and topped with bread crumbs and Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Eagles
Tony Luke's Cheese Steak: A Philly classic with thinly sliced beef and cheese on fresh baked bread.
Chickie's & Pete's Crab Fries: French fries elevated with a sprinkling of crab boil seasoning.
Inside L.B.: Hot London Broil with a horseradish cheddar cheese and natural jus on a onion roll.
Chop Block: Chopped brisket with a jalapeno slaw and Linc BBQ sauce on a corn-dusted Kaiser roll.
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Ravens
Homemade Baltimore Crab Cakes: A patty of sweet blue crab served either straight up or on a bun with tartar sauce.
The Pigskin: Slow roasted pork in a mango and jalapeno glaze, topped with red cabbage slaw, roasted garlic mojo and manchego cheese.
Baltimore Dip Sandwich: Shaved prime rib with aged cheddar cheese, roasted pepper relish, horseradish sauce, and Crab Dip "au jus."
O.co Coliseum, Oakland Raiders
Carnitas Bomber Sandwich: Pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sliced pickled jalapeno peppers, chipotle aioli, carnitas meat on a ciabatta roll.
Oakland Cheesesteak Sandwich: Smoked beef brisket, pimento cheese fondue, sliced pickled jalepeno peppers, Fresno chiles on a brioche bun.
Ultimate Nachos: A mound of tortilla chips, topped with cheese, pinto beans, salsa and sour cream.
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati Bengals
Sauerbraten Stacker: Shredded sauerbraten of beef with braised cabbage, red onion, fennel slaw and a roasted garlic aioli served on a caraway seed salted rye Kaiser roll.
Porkopolis: Sliced pork loin, sliced Black Forest ham, split grilled mettwurst, Farmer's Longhorn cheese, slicked pickle and spicy mustard served on a panini hoagie bun.
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lechon Asada: Havana-style shredded roast pork served with black beans and yellow rice.
Cuban Sandwich: Thinly sliced roast pork loin, Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, tomato, pickle, salami, and dijonnaise served on Cuban bread.
Reliant Stadium, Houston Texans
Chop Baker: Jumbo baked potato stuffed with chopped beef brisket and BBQ sauce, topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon and chives.
Indian Mountain Pulled Pork Sandwich: Smoked and pulled red wattle pork butt, BBQ sauce, creamy cole slaw and pickled onions on a sourdough roll.
Gonzales Meatloaf Sandwich: Roasted green chili meatloaf sliced thick and topped with Monterey jack cheese, ancho BBQ sauce on a sweet mesquite bun.