Ballpark Food


I could talk about awards, free agency, the Dodger’s ownership drama, or any other hot topic in baseball right now. Instead I am going to talk about ballpark food.

What stadium has the best hot dog? Best garlic fries? Best overall food experience? These are the three categories I will be going over. Let’s start with garlic fries…

BEST GARLIC FRIES GOES TO… AT&T Park!

Hands down. Nothing beats gordon biersch garlic fries. Easily the best garlic fries I have ever had in my life. The chunks of garlic among the fries brings out the flavor and makes you smell like garlic for a couple of days. But hey it’s worth it. While they don’t easily fill you up, they are definitely the cherry on top of the sundae. At AT&T Park, gordon biersch serves their famous garlic fries not that far away from the main Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Headquarters which is located in San Jose, CA. When you step into AT&T Park, you are hit in the face with the smell of fresh cut garlic and potatoes in the most wonderful way possible.

Honorable mentions: Dodger Stadium and Nationals Park

BEST HOT DOG GOES TO… Dodger Stadium!

Nothing beats the classic Dodger Dog on a hot afternoon in Southern California. If you ever get the chance to eat one make sure you get a GRILLED Dodger Dog. Most stands at Dodger Stadium sell the regular steamed Dodger dogs and not the grilled Dodger dogs. Despite the fact that the steamed Dodger dogs aren’t exactly terrible, they in no way compare to that of the grilled Dodger Dog. If you put some ketchup on it and a couple of grilled onions… mmm now that is tasty.

Honorable mentions: Fenway Park and Wrigley Field

BEST OVERALL FOOD EXPERIENCE GOES TO… Nationals Park!

Chili Bowls. Delicious Pretzels, in the same of the National’s “W” no less. Chicken Wings. Ice cream. Fries. Garlic Fries. Chicken Fingers. Hot Dog. Potato Knish. Pizza. Hot Chocolate. Gelato. Crab cakes. Mac n’ cheese. Popcorn. Cheesesteak. The list goes on and on and on. The variety of food concessions at Nationals Park includes almost as many different types of foods as Whole Foods. At the stadium, you can start off with a hot dog, then eat some garlic fires, later move onto a kosher hot dog, and finish it off with some gelato. If you are still hungry, grab some crab cakes! What other stadium has this many food options at a reasonable price! Yeah the new Yankee Stadium has a lot of food too, however their prices are ridiculously high. At Nationals Park you have the same food options for a fraction of the price. If you are ever in the area, make sure to head on over to Nationals Park to catch a great ball game and some really good food.

Honorable mentions: Safeco Field and Citi Field

Two more things…

Come back soon for stadium reviews. I have been to 12 stadiums that include both the new and old Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Nationals Park, and Safeco Field.

Also Humphrey Bogart once said, “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz.” Just some FOOD for thought.

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