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The Best (and Worst) Fan Fare for 30 MLB Stadiums

11 June 2008 No Comment
Looks like Peter Meehan of the N.Y. Times beat me to the culinary punch- reviewing the best (and worst) in ballpark food from around MLB. Of course, the action is on the field, but a perk of going to the park is the chance for great food- beyond the peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Take a peak at the interactive map which has the highlights of the “culinary scorecard.” Beyond my favorite ballpark food at Miller Park, Safeco Field scored high for their planked salmon, Dodger Stadium for their pastrami hero, and PNC Park for their Primanti Brothers sandwich.

Chicago, as a city, came up very disappointing. You would think that the Chicago Cubs would have amazing food to match their amazing park. But, it is just average. (Now, I could have told you that). I think the Cubs know it as well so they are very lenient about letting you bring in your own snacks. My advice: find a favorite hot dog stand around the park and “import” your own chicago dog and fries into the Wrigley. It is perfectly legal and you can save some money for beer.
As for that “other” park in Chicago, it did significantly worse than average. According to the N.Y. Times, here is what you should eat at U.S. Cellular: “Nothing. Your best bet is to bring a six-pack to the parking lot and barter a cold one for a tailgater’s hot dog.” Now, I couldn’t have said that better.

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