Ballpark Foods … the good, bad, and the ugly!!
It’s been a pretty quiet off-season for the Blue Jays, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my other baseball passion…the BALLPARK FOOD!! What is better then spending a Sunday afternoon at the ballpark, with an ice cold beverage in one hand, and a messy chili/cheese dog in the other? mmmmmmmmmm. I know that most stadiums are now expanding their menus to appeal to the more health conscious fan. They are now offering items such as salads, wraps, and even vegetarian hot dogs, just to name a few. I like to think of myself as a pretty healthy eater, but the smell and taste of good ballpark foods is something I can’t resist.
Listed below are a few of my must haves when attending a ball game. (In no particular order)
- Chili / Cheese Hot Dog (The hotter, the better!)
- Philly Cheese Steak
- Jumbo Soft Pretzel / with Mustard Dip & cheese
- Ice Cold Beer (Check out my buddy Wayne, the greatest beer vendor of all time!)
Living in the Toronto area means that I haven’t had the chance to experience some of the other foods from the ballparks in the United States. I have had the opportunity to try the Fenway Frank in Boston, and the Footlong Chili/Cheese Dog at Wrigley (notice a trend here?), but the most interesting item had to be the Fried Bologna Sandwich at Coca-Cola Field (formerly Dunn Tire Park) in Buffalo, the home of the Bisons (AAA team of the Indians). I would love to hear some of your best and worst food experiences, and just what you would like to see at your home ballpark. (WE NEED A B.B.Q. AT THE ROGERS CENTRE!!!)