Monday, June 9, 2008

Ballpark Grub

The longer article provides much more detail, but this interactive map of the best and worst food at each ballpark is a much quicker and more satisfying way to figure out what to nosh on the next time you take in a game. Quibble: while the bratwurst shown in the Cleveland entry does look like it should be avoided, when at the Prog/Jake, it is imperative that you find some sort of cured or processed meat to serve as a Stadium Mustard delivery device.

UPDATE:
Additional quibble: did the writer of that piece really put ketchup on his brat in Milwaukee, or is he a victim of bad file photography? If the former, the guy may have discredited the rest of the article.

8 comments:

John Lynch said...

If you're at the Jake and you don't find a kosher hot dog to smother in stadium mustard, then you don't like baseball, life, babies, kittens, truth, justice, or The American Way.

Anonymous said...

APBA Guy-

NYT is right about Oakland, but should add that the fresh squeezed lemonade is also fabulous. Kinder BBQ is surprisingly good.

As for SF, it's too bad he had a bad batch of garlic fries, they must have heard his NY accent and assumed he was a Yankee fan. They keep special 2 week old fries under the counter for Yankee and Dodger fans. Really, the garlic fries are a must-have.

Mike said...

Regarding the Milwaukee brat, perhaps that is the renowned red sauce, not ketchup, in the photo. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt, because that sauce is essential and otherworldly.

Daniel said...

Mike - what is this red sauce you speak of? Because I was thinking the same thing - ketchup on a brat is wrong on so many levels.

Mike said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Stadium_Sauce

Daniel said...

Thanks for the enlightenment! Is there anything Wikipedia doesn't know?

Although now having a brat with this sauce has become my personal quest. I don't know what it says about me that I have a personal quest to end up in Milwaukee.

Anonymous said...

The food at the Ted is actually fairly bad. The good news about Skip and Pete's is that, believe it not, it is the only place in the ballpark, that I am aware of (general access) that you can get sweat tea. As a season ticket holder my two biggest complaints have long been: (1) lack of proper public transportation to the game/ acceptable parking at the game (2) poor food and beverage choices/food unrelated to the sense of place(the south) like other ballparks.

jds said...

I only checked one park -- Dodger Stadium -- and the writer says to avoid the Dodger Dog (while ordering something from the new installment of Canter's Deli -- hardly "ballpark" food).

Everyone knows the regular Dodger Dogs are no good, but the grilled ones are excellent. Therefore, I am not believing anything this writer writes ever again.