What’s Your Favorite Weenie? The Amp Ups Food Selections At Events

Who knew when Bridgeport’s amphitheater opened last year that the 2022 concert season would commence in April. Yes, next month. That means more hungry customers under the big top. Sushi, prime beef, lobster, Super Duper Weenie, Pepe’s pizza are poised to touch your pleasure center.

From The Amp:

The Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater has amped up the food selection for the 2022 Season. The hyper local offerings showcase the best of Connecticut. Joining last season favorites Little Pub, Caseus Crispy Melty Grilled Cheese, Donut Crazy, Hummel Hot Dogs and De Yulio Sausage, are some of the best that Connecticut has to offer.

Lobster Craft–The art of freshly caught, cooked and crafted lobster. Anybody can make a lobster roll. Lobster Craft catch, cook, and craft their award-winning, hot buttered Connecticut style lobster rolls, Winner of the BEST CT-Style hot buttered lobster roll in the country! Lobster Craft will join the amp family in the newly created food truck court located by Two Roads. Recently voted #1 food truck in Connecticut.

Super Duper Weenie–Fairfield CT’s renowned Super Duper Weenie redefines the classic American meal. As seen on Diners, Drives and Dives, Super Duper Weenie serves the world’s best hot dogs, and grilled, laid into a fresh-baked roll, and slathered with home-made relishes and high-quality toppings. Super Duper Weenie will be open throughout the season in the food truck court.

Liberty Rock Tavern–The Liberty Rock Food truck is a spinoff of the already creative delicious menu at Liberty Rock Tavern. The award-winning food truck will be the exclusive provider of chicken wings at the Amphitheater.

Longford Ice Cream–Made with the finest cream, pure cane sugar, imported vanilla, rich cocoas, and premium ingredients, Longford ice cream is locally served at Saugatuck Sweets. The ice cream is churned in small batches, allowing for the freshest creamiest, tastiest real ice cream produced in the northeast, Longford Ice Cream is sure to be a fan favorite in the food truck court.

New York Prime Beef–Looking for the perfect pairing with a cold local craft beer? You will love our new Steak & Cheese sandwich prepared by NY Prime Beef at their carving station onsite, topped with an incredible truffle aioli sauce. Craving a grab ‘n’ go steak sandwich? Check out their Food Truck at select concerts this season.

Tasty Yolk–Fan favorite from last season will be back with its own permanent outdoor kitchen located adjacent to the merchandise stand. Come taste their Mother Clucker, voted the $1 chicken sandwich in Connecticut or top the night off with one of their favorite egg sandwiches.

Miku–Miku Sushi from Greenwich will make its debut this season at the Amp with locations on the lower concourse and the Harbor Club. Miku chefs only use the best quality fish from world famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo Japan.

HooDoo Brown BBQ–The pulled pork sandwich was a fan must-have last season. This season they will have a permanent space in the Blue Point club with expanded offerings.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana–World renowned Pepe’s pizza will be serving up hot slices on the upper and lower concourses. Sure to be a fan favorite. Pepe’s is the very best.

Howard Saffan, Developer and President of the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater stated, “We are thrilled to welcome these iconic Connecticut brands to the Amphitheater this season. Our goal was always to showcase the best of Connecticut and these additional food and beverage offerings will surely enhance the Amp experience. We are looking forward to a great season of music, food, drinks and fun.”



  1. Lenny, what is the reason for terming Howard Saffan a “developer”, when he owns little or no business property within Bridgeport that I have heard is taxable, and has used Bridgeport taxpayers as long term bankers for the rebuilding and long term re-presentation of valuable downtown “business property”?
    I have no problems with the food venues chosen as I am a taxpaying business person and have sought or been landlord to one or more of these local food businesses personally in recent years. Running a retail food business takes good skills, experience, and a sense for the taste of the public and its ability to discover value. But if he were a food maven, why has he not sought to relocaate them in a Bridgeport location that has 24/7 or close to availability to ticket holders when they are not “concerting”? Does he have a limit on profits that he seeks, or only on risks that he takes?
    Perhaps one or more City folks might endeavor to sketch out Mr. Saffan’s investment in the property alongside that of the public in terms of land, building and current development and reckon how dollars flow to both non-property taxable developer Saffan and the City based on those who made one or more deals with Bridgeport in recent years. No longer do we have a National Anthem and “play ball” sound around the shell of seats. But there is a question as to how the deal looks today on this precious ground when COVID has decimated too many businesses locally and left taxable vacant locations. Time will tell.

  2. Howard Saffan, Developer and President of the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater stated, “We are thrilled to welcome these iconic Connecticut brands to the Amphitheater this season

    Non-Bridgeport Brands

    Little Pub From Fairfield Ct

    Crispy Melty Grilled From New Haven,Ct

     Donut Crazy, From Stratford, Ct

    lobster craft From Fairfield or Greenwich ct

    Super Duper Weenie – From Fairfield CT’

    Liberty Rock Tavern from Milford ,CT

    Longford Ice Cream From Westport, Ct

    New York Prime Beef  , NYC

    Miku Sushi from Greenwich

    HooDoo Brown BBQ from Ridgefield

    Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana- Fairfield or New Haven Ct

    Hummel Hot Dogs from New Haven Ct

    Shouldn’t Support be a two – way Street?

    Please support this only Bridgeport, Ct Brand at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

    De Yulio Sausage, from Bridgeport Ct


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