I'm a hot dog kind of guy all the way.
To me, it's just not a game without a dog covered in mustard and relish with a cold microbrew to wash it down.
However, if you're into something different, Safeo Field has a lot of fare to enjoy during your nine inning visit. Check out some of these options.
When I stray from my hot dog, this is where I go. This one shouldn't be a mystery to most as it's one of the more popular foods in the park. If you haven't had it for fear of stinky breath, make sure to get a couple apple slices from the cashier. They work a special kind of magic that reduces the chances of your wife pushing you away during a kiss cam.
Find this treat at sections 106, 149 and 325 under the Kidd Valley banner. While you're there, try a chili cheese dog or garlic chicken tenders. In sections 325 and 335 you can get them from Grounders Garlic Fries.
Ichiroll / Intentional Wok
Perhaps one of the more creative food stands in baseball collides with an aptly named tummy pleaser. The Ichiroll is spicy tuna sushi and is, obviously, named after right fielder Ichiro Suzuki.
The Intentional Wok, located near section 133, also offers Thai Ginger pad Thai, garlic beef, chicken curry, cashew chicken and Thai iced tea.
Dixie's BBQ / Porter's Place
Have you met "The Man?"
If you're into hot stuff, this is your destination. I'll be nice enough to forewarn you, though. The thick and dark sauce in the small container on the counter has more heat than a Felix Hernandez fastball. Use it in moderation. If you use too much, you will be in tears, you will feel like you're on fire and you will not enjoy the game. Heed this advice from someone who was tricked into eating a large amount of it.
Go to sections 119, 349 or the The Pen and try a pulled pork or chicken sandwich.
New for 2011, the old Bullpen Market has been renamed as 'The Pen. The chain link fence by the bullpens has been removed and fans will now have an unobstructed view of the playing field while in the area.
Features of The 'Pen:
- A cozy fire pit at the entrance just inside the Center Field Gate
- Caught Looking Lounge, a full service cocktail lounge
- The Rail open air bar featuring local craft beers on tap and wine
Four destination concession stands:
- Ethan Stowell's Hamburg + Frites and La Crêperie authentic Parisian crepes,
- New Haven-style pizza at Apizza by Bill Pustari
- Authentic Mexican Tortuga sandwiches at the Tortugas Voladoras, or Flying Turtle Cantina.
- Good Stuff, Mariners merchandise
- Gates open 30 minutes before other ballpark entrances.