Well, there’s a rumbling in our stomachs
And we want to fill our gullet.
And ballpark food is definitely our style.
So a trip to the park would be worthwhile
Because thoughts of hot dogs and peanuts make us smile.
We’re talking baseball (food)
From Maine to San Diego
Talkin’ baseball (food)
From dogs to nachos fuego
Delicious sandwiches served slaw.
A place we vegetables are outlawed.
We’re talking hoagies.
Burgers and special sauce.
Winter is slowly loosening its icy grip, which can mean one thing —well, it means several things, but the one we’re talking about is the return of Baseball! That’s right America’s pastime third favorite sport is back! While baseball has experienced a slight dip in popularity, just about everyone can agree that going to the ballpark is always a great experience.
From the sights, the sounds, the beer, and the food, it’s a great time to be had by all. Today, we’re focusing on the “food” aspect of this equation and highlighting a few unique foods sold at today’s ballparks, that are anything but peanuts and cracker jacks.
Marlins Park (Miami Marlins): Lechon Pork Nachos
If you’re at a game, you can’t go wrong with nachos and if you’re in Miami, you can’t go wrong with Cuban food. So why not have both? This dish features slow-roasted pork, avocado crema, tomatoes, red cabbage, and cheese on a bed of corn tortilla chips for a fusion of flavor so good, you’ll forget how terrible the Marlins will be this year.
Suntrust Park (Atlanta Braves): Burgerizza
Be still my heart...mostly from artery-clogging but true to the team’s name, your stomach must be brave to try this 20-ounce beef patty that’s topped with cheddar cheese and served between two eight-inch pepperoni pizzas. Performance enhancers may be needed before this meal, but we’re pretty sure it’ll be worth it.
Yankee Stadium (The New York Yankees): Lobel’s Meatloaf Burger
It’s common knowledge that the New York Yankees are the greatest team in the history of baseball. And that’s not an opinion, with 27 World Series Championships (most ever) and 54 members in the Hall of Fame (most ever), it is a scientific fact. The numbers don’t lie and the sport of baseball is grateful to have the Yankees.our stomach will also be grateful for having this meatloaf burger topped with cheese and crispy onions; a burger as legendary as the team itself.
Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks): D-Bat Dog
While not as long as a standard baseball bat, at 18 inches, the D-Bat Dog is still a heavy hitter. This is not your standard corndog, as it’s stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and bacon served on a bed of fries. If you’re a corn dog connoisseur want to feed a family of 8, this meal is a home run.
Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners): Grasshoppers
Toasted Grasshoppers. This is not a joke, the Mariners offer toasted grasshoppers dusted with chili-lime in two-ounce portions (about 20-25 grasshoppers) for $4. You can travel to all 29 other ballparks and not find a snack as unique as this one.
It’s also a BIG hit with 18,000 portions sold within the first three days of being introduced in the ballpark. Would you want to try some? For $4, might be a worth a shot.
We just scratched the surface of the amazing foods served in America’s ballparks, but the next time you see a game, do yourself a favor and try some food outside the norm. It’ll make the game that much more interesting.