Daym Drops (now Emmy nominee) and Hartford Athletic team up for signing concessions – Hartford Courant
The Hartford Athletic football team on Monday announced a partnership with Netflix-YouTube food influencer Daym Drops for concessions and special food events at Trinity Health Stadium.
Daym Drops (real name Daymon Patterson) lives in New Britain. He also works with the Hartford Yard Goats for concessions at the Daym Drops Diner kiosk in Dunkin’ Donuts Park.
The first signature concession item will appear on June 15 during the game against Memphis 901 FC: the “Daymtasm” pizza.
“It’s from Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza. Staci [Hope, owner of Wooster Street] and I came and went with ideas. I went to Manchester, where it is. We sat down with different pies. I needed something both spicy and salty,” he said. “Basically, it’s chipotle sauce instead of pizza sauce, with jack and cheddar with mozzarella and American cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon instead of regular bacon, and meatballs. .
“When you take a bite, it’s a pure explosion of flavors in your mouth. With each bite, the heat level increases a little. It’s the type of pizza that will continually engage you as long as you continually engage the pizza.
Daym Drops got his nickname by “dropping” fast food review videos on YouTube, which he started doing three times a week in 2009. It went viral and became nationally known in 2012 , with an enthusiastic and poignant review of Five Guys in Farmington, in which he used his signature “daym!” This video led to the 2013 Travel Channel series “Best Daym Takeout” and regular appearances as a food correspondent on “Rachael Ray.”
Last year, he launched his Netflix series, “Fresh, Fried and Crispy,” on which he traveled the country trying deep-fried gourmet dishes. This show has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards, including Daym Drops as Outstanding Culinary Host. He competes with Lidia Bastianich of “Lidia’s Kitchen”, Frankie Celenza of “Struggle Meals”, Ina Garten of “Barefoot Contessa” and Christopher Kimball of “Milk Street”. Prizes will be awarded on June 24.
“Fresh, Fried and Crispy” also received nominations for directing, editing and sound mixing.
Daym Drops said “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” is in “Netflix limbo” while the streaming service decides whether to renew it or not. “I think if he wins Emmys, that might help him,” he said. “But who knows?”
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Recently, he filmed a YouTube series about restaurants in Connecticut. He has filmed segments in New Britain, Middletown, Hartford, Bristol, Norwich and New Haven, and plans to visit Stamford, Stratford and his home town of Bridgeport.
In addition to his television and internet shows, Daym Drops is co-owner of Puerto Rican restaurant MofonGo in Windsor.
Hartford Athletic also announced that Daym Drops will be participating in food events at 250 Huyshope Ave. Stadium, including Small State Great Beer on September 24 and the Know Good Day Food Truck Festival on August 6.
“Teaming up with Hartford Athletic is a power play partnership for my home state and my community,” he said in Athletic’s press release. “I love finding new ways to continue supporting organizations right here in Connecticut.”
John Ponziani of Hartford Athletic said, “As a Connecticut-born and creative culinary extraordinaire, Daym is an ideal partner for our organization.
Visit hartfordathletic.com for more information.
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