Portillo's hot dogs are coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena for Lightning hockey season

What pairs best with Jai Alai?

click to enlarge C/O AMALIE ARENA
C/O AMALIE ARENA

First the addition of a Cigar City taproom and now this?

Amalie Arena has new concession concepts for the upcoming coming 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning season, and they'll have you dropping dollars on brews and bites while watching the boys duke it out on the ice. 

New to the concession roster is Portillo’s, which is stationed outside of section 310 and set to open on September 17, during a preseason game against Carolina Hurricanes. Portillo's is a national chain known for Chicago-style hot dogs, which will be on the menu (chili and cheese available) alongside Italian beef sandos and fries. 

Other new bites include a grilled cheese hub called The Melt-Away, another hot dog spot, Dog Gone It, and the Easy Slider and Steak Station which offers a variety of sandwiches.

Other new concessions — complete with digital menu boards to each concession stand to assist with branding and menu recognition — hope to offer more grab-and-go features so fans see their food before buying it and get it fast without missing a second of the on-ice action.

This is perfect for when you're all buzzed up on Jai Alai. No need to slide to dinner before a game, hockey fans, you're about to have plenty to choose from. 

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