Baseball, the All American Pastime, what a great sport to enjoy, but the season passes all too quickly, in my opinion. I usually watch the games on the TV, but on occasion I get to attend a game in person. I can tell you, there is nothing like it. The smell of the various foods in the air, the sound of the crown — what a great way to spend some time. Here are a few of the ballparks and the food that they serve there.
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies – This stadium not only holds the 2008 World Championship trophy but is home to Ashburn alley. An open-air promenade that offers concessions, the Phillies Wall of Fame as well as bull pen-viewing platforms. Here are a few stadiums and what they have to offer for the hungry fan.
Where the food is concerned some of the best eats that can be enjoyed while attending a game, here are: A roast pork sub – served on a crusty Italian bread, topped with garlicky broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. The Poppie – for those whole don’t eat meat this is a great alternative. Made with fresh mozzarella, roasted eggplant, red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes, you won’t even miss the meat.
PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates – On the banks of the Allegheny river, you not only have the pleasure of enjoying the panorama view of Roberto Clemente Bridge but some of the best eats as well. If you are attending a game here be sure to visit the area behind section 310 in the upper deck or even the “Smorgasburgh” which is on the first-base side of the main concourse. This stadium was created in the 1930’s for local truck drivers who were in need of an entire meal on the fly so to speak. Enjoying such foods as Pittsburgh sandwich, which includes sliced steak, coleslaw, tomatoes and french fries piled high on a thick-cut Italian bread.
Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers – You will never experience being cold while attending a ball game at this stadium. Featuring a retractable roof, fans can enjoy the good weather or be protected from the bad within 10 minutes, which is how long it takes for this roof to open or close. Some of the best eats at this park include sausage which is what this city if known for.
If you want to try something different from the traditional Polish and Italian sausages, why not try the chorizo bratwurst, which can be found behind sections 129, 223, 214, 409 and 428. These delicious sausages are made by Klement’s which is a Milwaukee favorite since 1956. Served on a bun or for something different, have it on a tortilla with pico de gallo . They offer Stadium Sauce which packs an extra kick, this sauce was created at a point when the stadium ran out of ketchup and mustard back in 1970.
Each park has their own unique eats to be enjoyed while attending the ball game and what better way to enjoy your time than including great foods while enjoying the all American pastime.