Today we’re going to continue our tour of the unique food offerings at the various baseball stadiums around the country.
We’ve already looked at the National League East and the National League Central. The obvious next division to examine is the National League West.
The first stop is Chase Field in Phoenix. The home of the Arizona Diamondbacks is a great place to work up an appetite. For a mere $6500 you can rent out the pool and hot tub in the outfield and invite 35 of your friends to enjoy the game and hospitality with you.
A cheaper option is to buy a regular ticket and visit some of the great concession stands around the stadium.
ReyGloria’s Tamales is a popular choice for home style green corn and beef tamales. ReyGloria’s is run by former Diamondbacks security guard Rey Cota.
Another taste of the west can be found at Macayo’s. The popular Arizona area Mexican restaurant has three stands within Chase Field. Locals rave about the red corn chicken taquitos covered in sour cream, cheese and a salsa mix.
The Game Seven Grill is a full service BBQ restaurant that opens three hours before home games and remains open for an hour and a half afterwards.
Next up is Coors Field in Denver. Inside the home of the Colorado Rockies is The Blue Moon Brewing Co. The brewery features a number of Blue Moon Belgian style ales that have become popular beyond Colorado, but were born here in Denver.
Other regional offerings at Coors Field include bison dogs, elk sausages and Rocky Mountain oysters.
Head west to Los Angeles and Chavez Ravine for one of baseball’s most famous menu items. The foot long Dodgers Dog has been a staple of Dodgers Stadium since 1962.
As one would expect in Southern California, the Dodgers serve up a variety of tacos including carne asada, fish, and pork.
At the Elysian Park Grill the most popular item is the Dodger Blue Heaven Burger. This burger includes crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onions, tomato, a pasilla chili served on French bread.
AT&T Park is the home of the San Francisco Giants. Here one the most popular food stands is Crazy Crab’z. The crab sandwiches are served on grilled sourdough bread brushed with garlic butter. Other options are crab salad or crab cocktail.
Clam Chowder is served in a bread bowl for those chilly San Francisco evenings at Pier 44 located behind center field.
At Edsel Ford Fong Asian food is on the menu. Named after the infamous waiter of the same name, the stand serves beef and broccoli, Chow Fun and Thai beef skewers.
Our final destination is Petco Park and the home of the San Diego Padres.
Wine lovers are in luck here as Wines at the Park has a selection of wines for sale by the glass and bottle. Fans are allowed to take a carafe back to their seats to enjoy at their leisure.
Local seafood restaurant Anthony’s Fish Grotto has a stand at Petco Park. Menu items include shrimp salad, a Cajun fish sandwich, fish and chips and clam chowder.
Hodad’s is a San Diego burger chain that has a loyal following. At Petco Park, fans can purchase a variety of burgers as well as a serving of “frings”. Frings is a combination of onion rings and French fries for those that can’t decide between the two.
We’ve now completed our tour of unique food and beverage choices around the National League. Next time we’ll head over to the stadiums of the American League.