If You’re Gonna Order ‘The Boomstick’, Make Sure You Pack The Pepto And Your Wallet!
I’m a big fan of food at sporting events, especially baseball games. Some ballparks and stadiums just serve up the same ol’ burgers, dogs and nachos. But, fortunately there areseveral teams who’s home field offers up some real unusual culinary fare.
For instance, take those Texas Rangers. They know everything is bigger in Texas, so this season they are offering a $26 foot long hotdog called “The BoomStick”.
The dog, (named after slugging right fielder Nelson Cruz) is a foot-long hot dog topped with chili, carmelized onions, jalapeno cheese, and actual jalapenos. Of course, it comes with a side of fries. The whole thing could weigh two pounds, and is meant to feed four people– though I can’t wait to see a “Man Vs. Food” style challenge for finishing the whole thing by yourself.
“I don’t know how many calories are in this thing, but it’s got to be 2,000 or 3,000,” said Casey Rapp, operations manager for Sportsservice, which handles concessions at the park.
If you’re a fan of ‘Man v Food’ then most likely you’ve seen host Adam Richman enjoy some culinary delights at a few minor league parks like the 1/2-pound Homewrecker Dog, which is just one of the unusual food choices offered at a Charleston RiverDogs game
Adam also visited the West Michigan Whitecaps park during an episode. Check out their menu here! Too many things for me to list!
And then there’s the Luther Burger served up by the Frontier League’s own Gateway Grizzlies . A hamburger or cheeseburger with one or more glazed doughnuts in place of the bun. These sandwiches have a disputed origin, and tend to run between approximately 800 and 1,500 calories (3,300 and 6,300 kJ).
The Evansville Otters as I remember have nothing terribly unusual on their ballpark menu, but they do serve up some truly delicious far, including my fave, the grilled chicken sandwich.
Minor league park foood may be the most fun and adventerous because it offeres regional delights. Maybe the Otters should serve the brain sandwich/Double Cola combo!
For a list of goodies found in the major leagues, check this out.