Take A Tour of Ballpark Cuisine
There’s nothing wrong with peanuts, hot dogs and crackerjack, but today every ballpark has specialty food to offer its patrons more menu options. Some highlight local cuisine, while others seem to be attempting to break calorie count world records! We’ve compiled a list of some of the more interesting ballpark foods available in major league parks across the country.
- Burgerizza – Turner Field, Atlanta Braves. The Burgerizza includes a 20-ounce patty, five slices of cheddar and bacon on a bun made of two eight-inch pepperoni pizzas.
- Chicken and Donut Skewer – Globe Life Park, Texas Rangers. The Chicken and Donut Skewer puts fried chicken and donuts on a stick, drizzled with sweet and sour buffalo honey sauce.
- Crab Dip Fries – Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles. This treat piles fresh Chesapeake Bay crab, cream cheese and plenty of Old Bay poured over waffle fries.
- All-Star BBQ Dog – Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals. This foot-long dog is piled high with pulled pork, coleslaw, pickles and barbecue sauce.
- Chicken Waffle Cone – Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros. Waffle cones are typically used to house ice cream, but Houston pairs the waffle cone with fried chicken, filled with mashed potatoes.
- Dungeness Crab Sandwich – Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners. Spotlighting local cuisines, this Dungeness crab sandwich features fresh crab and tomatoes.
- Pan con Lechon – Marlins Park, Miami Marlins. The street-cart-turned-official-vendor Papa Llega y Pon sports its Pan con Lechon — a crispy pork sandwich.
- Chili Half-Smoke – Nationals Park, Washington Nationals. The Chili Half-Smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl, a D.C. icon, features beef and pork sausage topped with onions and mustard and a huge helping of chili.
- Brunch Burger – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates. This bacon cheeseburger on a donut bun also features a fried egg.
- Nachos on a Stick – Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers. The Nachos on a Stick features sticks of meat and refried beans covered in Doritos and deep fried.
- Cardiff Tri-Tip – Petco Park, San Diego Padres. This sandwich is filled with Seaside Market’s Cardiff tri-tip steak.
If you’re not feeling that adventurous and want to attend a game without breaking a caloric world record, check out these resources.
The image “Crab Dip Waffle Fries at Camden Yards” by Kelly is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.