With baseball season officially open, it’s time to head down to your local stadium to take in some of the action and, of course, scarf down some ballpark eats. If you’re the adventurous type and feel like breaking out of the hotdogs and pretzels routine, then you MUST check out these five crazy items at Major League Baseball stadiums around the country.
Dilly Dog – Texas Rangers
If a concession stand food can be labeled as “controversial”, then the new Dilly Dog at the Texas Rangers home ballpark, Globe Life Park in Arlington certainly fits the bill. Essentially a hot dog stuffed inside a hollowed out dill pickle, then deep fried in corndog batter, the dilly dog has already polarized opinion after debuting this season.
“Are we OK with this??”, Tweeted Sports Illustrated, apparently not impressed. Others, though, can’t wait to give this thing a try. “Y’all — I think I may have died and gone to heaven,” Tweeted Tim Ciesco, a reporter with NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth. One thing is for sure, though, dillweeds throughout Globe Life Park will be screaming “Dilly Dilly” all season long now. Great.
— Matt Trocchio (@Trochman) March 27, 2018
Spec-Tater – Atlanta Braves
Dear LAWD where to begin with this thing. The spec-tater is nothing short of a major work of culinary engineering. The spec-tater is a massive spud stuffed with a jalapeno-cheddar sausage then wrapped in – wait for it – bacon! The snack the size of a football is then topped with more jalapenos, sour cream, scallions and melted cheese.
New at @Braves games: The “Spec-Tater” – A jumbo potato stuffed with a Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage and then bacon wrapped, topped with cheese, cream, scallions, and more jalapeño. Served sliced. pic.twitter.com/8s0uC7dRWi
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 21, 2018
Chesapeake Fries – Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore is known for crab, so it stands to reason that Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles, would incorporate crab into one of the most basic ballpark snacks – french fries.
Available at the Flying Dog Grill in Section 27 at Camden, the Chesapeake Fries are simply waffle fries smothered in crab dip. The snack debuted in 2013 and became an instant favorite in Charm City because they’re crab combined with french fries. Duh.
Chesapeake fries and ballgames. pic.twitter.com/grYco97TAH
— Justin Diamond (@justinddiamond) September 4, 2017
Churro Dog 2.0 – Arizona Diamondbacks
For those tacking in an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field, make sure you arrive with your sweet tooth because you’ll definitely want to try the Churro Dog 2.0. Making its glorious debut in 2017, the Churro Dog is an updated version of the original churro dog rolled two years earlier. The 2.0 version is a churro – a traditional Spanish pastry that is deep fried – that has been rolled in Oreo crumbs and placed in the middle of a long-john donut. The dessert is then topped with three scoops of vanilla yogurt, strawberry topping, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and more Oreo crumbs. Insulin shot not included – but possibly necessary.
The #Dbacks are excited to announce this year's new #DbacksEats at Chase Field! The following are pictured in order (#swipeleft): — • #ChurroDog 2.0 – added Oreo and strawberry topping to classic #ChurroDog • Bacon-wrapped Pretzel Baguette • Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich • Chicken Enchilada Dog • Chipotle Chorizo Dog • 18-hour Smoked Beef Brisket sandwich with house BBQ kettle chips • Bacon Cheeseburger Mac and Cheesy
Brunch Bloody Mary – Tampa Bay Rays
A new item that made its Tropicana Field debut in 2017, the Brunch Bloody Mary has quickly become a unique favorite at Tampa Bay Rays games. Only available during day games, the cocktail consists of a bloody mary along with sausage, egg, chicken and waffles, bacon, and donuts all skewered together and served in a Mason jar.
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