Are You Ready For Smoked Brisket Potato Skins?

By Kyle Rowland on August 28, 2013 at 2:57p

Levy Restaurants, one of the premier stadium concession providers, signed a seven-year deal with Ohio State in the spring, replacing longtime food service provider Sodexo. On Wednesday, they welcomed a select group of people into the Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium for a taste testing event. 

“Ohio State is incredibly passionate about creating an exceptional experience for this vibrant community of students, faculty, family and fans,” Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants, told Eleven Warriors. “We are thrilled to work together with Ohio State in every aspect, from how we partner with the community and local businesses, to offering a new variety of culinary options and an exciting new level of hospitality that celebrates the spirit of this distinguished institution.”

Levy currently provides concessions for 21 sports venues around the country, including Churchill Downs and AmericanAirlines Arena. Iowa State and Purdue are the only colleges that use Levy's services. They also outfit the Grammy's with food items.

One big positive: Levy will use Ohio-based artisans and farms almost exclusively. Athletic director Gene Smith said Levy's creativity was one factor in being selected as the university's food service provider. 

Oh, and one other thing, Graeters will have ice cream trucks on-site. Enjoy.


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ArTbkward's picture

Yum.  I wonder how many clams those will set fans back though.

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doodah_man's picture

It's stadium dogs with that brown mustard or nothing...

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OSUStu's picture

Pretzels with beer cheese.  Um, yes!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

dja.ohio's picture

The food is included in the cost of the ticket, right?

buckeye56's picture

Wish they would have released the menu a few weeks ago, that way I could have taken out a home equity loan to cover what I fear will set me back to buy concessions at games this year.

EazyElmo's picture

Buckeye O'wich -  Melted chocolate and peanut butter on warm French Toast bread slices...Yes please.

omahabeef1337's picture

There's also going to be a Panera location in the stadium this year (but with a limited menu).

GoBucks713's picture

From what I understand, it's actually going to be 4 or 5.

-The Aristocrats!

buckeye56's picture

Jesus...It becomes more like going to a pro football game every year.

MN Buckeye's picture

As it should be.

GoBucks713's picture

Panera is going to be in the Stadium too, most likely because the franchise group here in Columbus is operated by Covelli Enterprises, which is owned by Sam Covelli, who just put up $10million for the new Covelli Arena.

-The Aristocrats!

WOLFofOHIO's picture



there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

cbusbuckeye's picture

Food looks great! Will they have saws at the concession stands so I can hack off my arm to pay for it or do I have to bring my own?

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

I normally eat before I go to games but that policy might change this year.

IBleedSandG's picture

Well, now I'm hungry.
Hopefully the prices won't be too crazy.


bukyze's picture

Thank God Sodexo is gone.  Those guys looked completely lost behind the counter.   Maybe my hot chocolate on a 35 degree day will actually be hot for once.

Buckeye Scottie's picture

FWIW, Sodexo wasn't actually 'behind the counters' per se.  Most of the concession stands were manned by volunteer groups.  My school/church runs one of the stands.  And believe me, the hot chocolate was a joke.  The reason it is cold?  The stands don't have hot water (at least ours didn't and it was one of the bigger ones).  So we pickup hot water from the main kitchen and have to walk it back to the stand and mix it. 
We have requested for years, while they print all of that money downstairs, why don't you run some hot water lines to the stands, so we can actually you know serve hot chocolate, and not run out every 10 mins.

alust2013's picture

I want some of those potato skins. Unfortunately, the only way I'll get to see the inside of the Shoe this year is if someone buys me a ticket.

...and Michigan still sucks.

Bucksfan's picture

Man...gettin' classy, Ohio State.

Oyster's picture

Please promise me that people won't start jingling keys on 3rd down now. 

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Rumors are floating that Brady Hoke is attempting to get The Game moved from Ann Arbor to Columbus annually. I expect to see more from 11W soon.
oops I forgot the sarcasm font

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Oyster's picture

Good sarcasm doesn't require a font. 

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Jack Fu's picture

^ This times a thousand.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I guess i'm the only one that doesn't think that looks good.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Not a big fan of this. If I wanted filet mignon and pink Champale, I'd be sitting in the club section, yelling at people to sit down in their seats, and leaving midway through the third. 
But what I really want to know is...what are the $6.50 cups of soda going to look like now that Sodexo is gone?

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

They'll now be $8.50 & 2 ounces smaller but you'll be allowed to keep the 'collectible' plastic cup.

sandybagger1's picture

I just posted in " anything else " an invite to try my bbq without cutting off your arm


D. Anthony's picture

I hope you can still get a regular stadium dog... Just give me the regular hot dogs and a coke. We're Buckeyes and eat well at our tailgates. The foo-foo foods will flop. 

D. Anthony

Haybucks's picture

Maybe if they stayed open after the game for those who want to linger.... Screw that.  That's what a tailgates are for!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


bassplayer7770's picture

Now that they have gluten-free menu options, I definitely need to take my wife to a game...

FROMTHE18's picture

One hotdog: 1 month's income plus the naming rights to your first born (even if you already have a child, name change is required).

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

No. all I need it a hot dog or maybe a soft pretzel to soak up the booze. I don't need or want this fancy food at the cost of one nut per potato skin. 

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

One Bad Buckeye's picture

I worked way too hard this year losing 25 pounds NOT to try everything at least once....followed by a bunch of stadium stairs, burpees, push ups, pull ups, running and biking. Haha!
that fried chicken poboy? Yeah, that'll put me on salad probation for at least a week!!

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