Top Seven Foods at MLB Ballparks
With apologies to most of the west coast and Florida teams, here is my list of favorite foods all-time from my travels to various Major League stadiums.
Peanuts and Cracker Jack may get us out to the ball game, but these days, there is a whole lot more to choose from. We have been introduced to a world of gourmet food at the ball parks.
So get out there, watch some baseball, and enjoy the food!
I would love to hear from the community on what may be missing.
7. Pittsburgh Pirates, Primanti Brothers Sandwich
A working class town presents something sure to make your digestive system work overtime.
This sandwich is a mess of meat, cheese, french fries and cole slaw.
If you still have more room, then its time to go on a diet. But while you're at the game, grab some pierogies as well.
6. Milwaukee Brewers, Bratwurst
When at Miller Park, keep it simple.
Have a Miller Beer of your choice (I like the High Life) and have a bratwurst. If Brett Wurst (the Brat representative) wins the sausage race, then its really your day.
In 2008, Hot Dog was your best bet to win the race, and the worst bet was Italian Sausage, just in case you decide to make a friendly wager.
Either way though, you're a wiener. I mean, winner.
5. San Francisco Giants, Gilroy Garlic Fries
San Francisco is definitely one of the better foodie parks.
For me, the ultimate are the Gilroy Garlic Fries.
The simple things done well is exactly what ballpark food is all about. Picture perfectly crisp fries loaded with mouth burning garlic, just don't plan on any kisses after the game.
4. Chicago Cubs, Polish Dog
This is important inside information. Don't try to pick up one of these beauties at one of the concession stands.
Go to a stand in between the lower and upper concourses, and get a plump polish dog with plenty of onions, and wash it down with an Old Style beer.
Pure Chicago love.
3. Kansas City Royals, Arthur Bryant's BBQ
The only reason this is at number three is that it isn't technically in a ballpark, but for me, this is the best bite of food on the list.
Arthur Bryant's is one of the 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and a must eat while in KC. Ribs are piled on a plastic tray with a heap of pickles.
Other than napkins, it's all you need.
2. Boston Red Sox, Clam Chowder
What could be better than a cup of chow-dah at Fenway in April? I love it so much, I've even gotten it on a 90 degree day in August. Pick up a Sam Adams or a Guinness and you're all set.
1. St. Louis Cardinals, Smoked Turkey Leg
Now you've got to be fast with this one. If you're seeing Pujols bat for the second time then you better get moving.
Plus, the earlier you get one, the juicier it will be. Grab a drumstick, a Budweiser and settle in for some baseball.
Is this American, or what?