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8 New Food Vendors to Try at Washington Football Team Games This Year

FedEx Field has new concessions stands for mumbo wings, quesabirria tacos, and fried shrimp and crab cakes

Mumbo wings from KitchenCray will be available at FedEx Field this season
Mumbo wings from KitchenCray will be available at FedEx Field this season
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On Friday, August 20, FedEx Field will open at full capacity in Landover, Maryland, for Washington Football Team’s first home game of the preseason, against the Cincinnati Bengals. For the majority of the 2020 season, the team played in an empty stadium because of public health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of an effort to improve the game day experience, WFT executives searched for small businesses they could recruit to open concessions stands in the stadium. In June, the football team invited a panel of local chefs, team executives, food writers, and influencers to the stadium to judge food vendors competing for a spot. As a result, the following eight restaurants will start selling mumbo sauce wings, quesabirria tacos, and fried shrimp and crab cake sandwiches during home games this season.

According to the WFT’s 2021 mask policy, everyone at the stadium will have to cover their faces in indoor areas when they’re not actively eating and drinking, and concessions will be completely cashless.

New food vendors at FedEx Field

  • KitchenCray (section 447): Chef J.R. Robinson’s Cajun and Caribbean-influenced soul food spot, which has restaurants in Lanham, Maryland, and H Street NE, will sell a crab cake BLT, mumbo wings, and lobster macaroni and cheese.
KitchenCray chef-owner J.R. Robinson poses for a portrait while wearing a protective face mask
KitchenCray chef J.R. Robinson will have a food stand selling crab cake BLTs, mumbo wings, and lobster macaroni and cheese at Washington Football Team games
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.
  • Casa De Ávila Tacos: The family-owned taqueria from Herndon, Virginia will serve quesabirria, al pastor, carne asada, carnitas, lengua, and chicken from a mobile cart.
  • EllaRay’s Cafe (section 336): The Southern-style spot from District Heights, Maryland, will sell a North Carolina BBQ sandwich, macaroni and cheese, and a rotating third item.
Cooks from EllaRay’s cafe showcase their barbecue sandwiches at a Taste of FedEx Field event in June.
Cooks from EllaRay’s cafe showcase their barbecue sandwiches at a Taste of FedEx Field event in June.
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  • Fireman’s Cafe (section 323): Known for its fried “shrab” (shrimp and crab) cake served with a secret “Fireman’s Sauce,” this Clinton, Maryland, soul food spot will also serve shrab fries, fried catfish, and fried whiting at the stadium.
  • Seafood at the Shack (section 337): The Caribbean-influenced truck, now parked in Silver Spring, will sell seafood, wings, a jerk chicken sandwich, and plantain fritters.
The fried “shrab” cake from Fireman’s Cafe
The fried “shrab” cake from Fireman’s Cafe
Fireman’s Cafe
A jerk chicken sandwich from Seafood at the Shack
A jerk chicken sandwich from Seafood at the Shack
Seafood at the Shack
  • Suit2Cook (section 330): The catering company based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will serve jumbo lump crab rolls.
  • South Mountain Creamery Ice Cream Shop (section 341): The Maryland farm, creamery, and ice cream shop will sell a Hog Wild Sundae (vanilla ice cream, peanut butter syrup, peanut butter candies, peanut butter cups, peanut butter-filled pretzels) and other frozen treats.
The new South Mountain Ice Cream stand at FedEx Field
The new South Mountain Ice Cream stand at FedEx Field
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  • Everything Legendary: The Prince George’s County-based brand of veggie burgers will be available in the suites menu and at concessions stands around the stadium.

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