Photo: Josh Bousel
By:Â Michael Engle
For many Americans, today marks the unofficial start of spring.Â Unofficial because to baseball enthusiasts, Opening Day of Major League Baseball is really when the fun begins.Â (If you are an Oakland Athletics or Seattle Mariners fan who forgot to wake up for the two games in Japan, your season has already started.Â In fact, your team is 1-1 with 160 games to go.)
While most teams use Opening Day to debut the newest free agent acquisition or the prized rookie from Spring Training, ballparks will occasionally debut new food items.Â The most hyped concession of the upcoming season is, without a doubt, the one-pound, two-foot-long, four-person “Champion Dog.”Â Topped with Texas chili, shredded cheddar cheese, and sauteed onions, this $26 tube-steak, served on a wooden cutting board, is already the talk of the town at the Ballpark in Arlington–home of the Texas Rangers.
Since peanuts and Cracker Jack have become ubiquitous cliches (although participating in the seventh-inning stretch over “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” will never feel passe), and because most people won’t be able to get to Texas to try the Champion Dog, let alone form a foursome to tackle it, it begs the question: What are the best and/or most unique eats among Major League stadia?
Here’s a list of unique eats available while watching this all-American sport… Read More