Lightning Unveil New Menu 

Posted: 6:03 am Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Ann Kelly

It’s opening weekend for the Tampa Bay Lightning and there’s no way you’ll go hungry at Amalie Arena. The team has unveiled some of the new dining options this year. Head Chef Brent Lewis and his team are preparing new and healthier dining options that will include shrimp and other seafood locally sourced along the Florida coastline. But this is what really caught my attention – a fully functional hydroponic garden at Amalie with over 3,000 spaces the arena kitchens will take advantage of all year-long. It has the distinction of being the largest hydroponic garden in the National Hockey League. Pretty cool!

The offerings at Amalie have always been impressive and you can check the full list of restaurants and concession stands below. Look for a trip to the garden in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen soon and make sure to follow the Lightning at home and on the road.


New menu items with premium spaces include:

  • Suites:
    • Southwest Chicken Eggrolls
    • Avocado Palm Heart Salad
    • Taco Salad Bowls
    • Grilled Pita Pockets
    • Fresh Poke Bowls
  • Vology Lodge:
    • Peppercorn Crusted Flank Steak
    • Sautéed Breast of Chicken
    • Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
  • Lexus Lounge:
    • Tomahawk Carved Bone-In Rib Eye
    • Long Bone Duroc Pork Lion
    • Roasted Carved Breast of Turkey
    • Acai Bowl
    • Key West Poached Shrimp
    • Fresh-Shucked Oysters
    • Italian Roast Pork Sandwich
    • Rock Shrimp Taco
    • Thai Sticky Wings
  • Firestick Grill:
    • Alaskan King Crab
    • Honey Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
    • Mini Tacos
    • Grilled Lobster Tail
    • Grilled Locally Caught Black Grouper
    • Roasted Turkey
    • Prime Rib of Beef
    • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bombs
  • Chase Club:
    • Ybor City Tapas
    • Whole Grilled Pita with assorted Hummus
    • Southern Chicken and Dumplings
    • Loaded Mac n Cheese
    • Braised BBQ Short-Rib
    • Loaded Nacho


New menu items at concession stands include:

  • Section 108 – Rum Fish Grill – Smoked Fish Dip, Tuna Poke, Tuna Poke Nachos and Achiote Marinated Mahi Tacos
  • Section 109 and 301 – Ford’s Garage – Impossible Burger
  • Section 109 and 325 – Papa John’s Pizza – Mushroom Personal Pizza and Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Section 117 – Outback Steakhouse – Bloomin’ Burger and Steak Sandwich
  • Section 123 – Four Green Fields – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Section 124 – Holy Hog – BBQ Dog
  • Section 205 (Portable) – will have menu items changing throughout the year
  • Section 208 – Mise en Place – Gelato Cookie Sandwich, West Coast Chicken Sandwich and Spruced Up Guacamole and Chips
  • Section 210 – Bay Club Sliders – Impossible Burger
  • Section 214 and 218 – Irish 31 – Blackened Chicken Taco, Macho Nacho Taco, Black & Bleu Burger and Chicken Pot Pie Bites
  • Section 303 (On the Budweiser Biergarten) – WingHouse – Korean Boneless Wings and Loaded Tater Tots
  • Section 310 – Cheese Steak in Paradise – Garden Fresh Philly Hoagie


AMALIE Arena also welcomes a new partner for 2018-19, Capital Tacos, at Section 321 (right next to The Coors Light Between the Pipes bar).