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The Best Things to Eat at America's Great Ballparks

The Best Things to Eat at America's Great Ballparks

By Paul Brady, CNTraveler.com 

Baseball’s back, and that means stadium food is back too. With more and more parks offering local and locally inspired dishes, we surveyed all 30 parks for the best things to try this season. Here are some of the best. 

See picks from all 30 ballparks at CNTraveler.com

BALTIMORE ORIOLES, ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS
Boog’s BBQ

Grilled food abounds on the Eutaw Street concourse behind the outfield, including at Boog’s BBQ, operated by former Oriole first baseman Boog Powell.

BOSTON RED SOX, FENWAY PARK
Breakfast burger

This egg-topped burger also comes with mozzarella, onions, and chipotle sauce.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX, U.S. CELLULAR FIELD
Dogs, dogs, and more dogs

What else but franks in the city known for them?

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DETROIT TIGERS, COMERICA PARK
Poutine dog

Four new hot dog varieties are coming this year, including a poutine dog, in a nod to the decadent cheese, fries, and gravy creation popular in nearby Canada.

HOUSTON ASTROS, MINUTE MAID PARK
Blue Bell

Blue Bell ice cream is headquartered in nearby Brenham, Texas, and it’s a favorite at Minute Maid.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS, ANGEL STADIUM
Signature Halo Barbacoa Nachos

The Stadium’s chicken or beef nachos are smothered in cheese sauce, two types of peppers, and avocado sour cream.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS, KAUFFMAN STADIUM
Barbecue sauce

Billy’s barbecue sauce makes an appearance in the Kansas City dugout during a 2013 game, after a Jarrod Dyson home run. (Teammate Billy Butler is the name behind the sauce.)

 

NEW YORK YANKEES, YANKEE STADIUM
Parm sandwiches

It’s definitely easier to get into Yankee Stadium than the namesake Nolita joint that spawned these New York-only sandwiches.

SEATTLE MARINERS, SAFECO FIELD
Deep-fried cheese curds

These deep-fried Beecher’s cheddar cheese curds are drizzled with local Ballard Bee Co. honey.

See Also: The Best Desserts Around the World

TAMPA BAY RAYS, TROPICANA FIELD
Cuban sandwich

This version of the Cuban—pork, ham, salami, swiss, pickles, mustard, and mayo—is a best-seller in Tampa.

TEXAS RANGERS, GLOBAL LIFE PARK
Choomongous

Named for the team’s new outfielder, Shin-Soo Choo, this giant beef sandwich is just the latest player-themed food at the park.

COLORADO ROCKIES, COORS FIELD
Pretzel pastrami sandwich

This sub on a pretzel roll is also stacked with sauerkraut, Swiss, and Russian dressing.

NEW YORK METS, CITI FIELD
Pat LaFrieda’s Signature Meatball Sliders

New York’s best-known meat purveyor mixes his signature blend for these red-sauce smothered sliders.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, CITIZENS BANK PARK
Philly Cheese Steak Dog

What else but a steak dog for Philly’s Phillies?

PITTSBURGH PIRATES, PNC PARK
The Closer

This absurd triple-decker has nine kinds of cheese, candied bacon, and leek-and-apple compote

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