Opening Day Eats

Hungry Fan
March 17, 2017
MLB Opening Day 2017 is nearly here and there are some seriously good eats on the menus of America's ball parks this season!

One of our favorite things about MLB Opening Day is trying all the new menu items at the ballpark!

Yes, that means quite a bit of eating (cheat days abound!) and travel. Two things we love. Add that to enjoying a great day outside watching baseball and we're quite the happy campers.

The start of a new season always signals a time for the ballpark concession companies to test out their culinary teams' newest creations. (FYI: we are very happy to be guinea pigs). So here is a run down of many of the new menu items you'll find at the ballpark this April! Enjoy!

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SHAREABLE TOPPED TATERS & FRIES

  Chicken Bacon Smoke Stak (Kauffman Stadium) - Waffle fries topped with smoked chicken, bacon crème sauce, red pepper relish, scallions, and sour cream 

  Colorado Queso Stak (Coors Field) - Jumbo portion of waffle fries topped with house made green chile queso, pork carnitas, fresh made pico de gallo, fresh cut jalapenos and a drizzle of sour cream

  Green Chili Chicken Stak (Minute Maid Park) - Fresh cut fries topped with green chicken chili, cotija cheese and pico de gallo

  Hogtown Stak (Rogers Centre) - Crisp golden Russet frites, smoked pulled pork, grilled and sliced farmers sausage, smoked bacon BBQ gravy

  House BURGHer Stak (PNC Park) - Boardwalk style fries, topped with all the burger essentials, seasoned ground beef, American cheese, grilled onions, our house secret sauce, fresh tomatoes, shaved iceberg, and topped with a toasted brioche slider bun

  Italian Roast Pork Stak (Citizens Bank Park) - Boardwalk fries topped with in-house roast pork, sharp Provolone cheese sauce, cherry pepper aioli and chopped roasted long hots

  LaFrieda Steak Frites (Citi Field) - Black angus hand-cut beef, sautéed sweet Vidalia onions, beef au jus, topped with Vermont Monterey jack cheese sauce over fresh fried Idaho waffle fries

  Lobster Poutine Stak (Fenway Park) - Steak fries covered with fresh lobster meat, cheese curds,

TOPPED DOGS

  Jersey Shore Dog (Citizens Bank Park) – All beef hot dog, topped with pork roll and finished with a drizzle of American cheese sauce 

   Harry The K’s Pastrami Sausage (Citizens Bank Park) – House cured pastrami sausage, with hickory smoked bacon red cabbage, topped with Tarragon mustard 

   Bloor Street Dog (Rogers Centre) – Hot dog topped with butter chicken, chili-lime sour cream, trio of Indian vegetables, fresh chopped parsley 

   Sunrise Dog (Kauffman Stadium) – Jumbo hot dog, topped with fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and white sausage gravy.

ARTISAN SANDWICHES AND MELTS 

  Braised Kielbasa Reuben (PNC Park) – Beer braised kielbasa, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and house sauce, served on locally baked thick cut marble rye 

   Colorado Brisket Melt (Coors Field) - Chopped brisket, mixed with sautéed onions and bacon and topped with white American cheese 

   Hand-Carved Porchetta Sandwich (PNC Park) - House made Porchetta, served on a locally made ciabatta bun, topped with arugula, tomatoes, and a lemon-caper mayo 

   House Smoked Pork Butt Sandwich (Minute Maid Park) - House smoked pulled pork served with jalapeno coleslaw on a jalapeno cheddar bun 

   Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Minute Maid Park) - Grilled cheese sandwich served with salami, pepperoni, ham, mozzarella cheese, pepperoncini, and basil pesto on rosemary-infused Texas Toast 

   Lobster Melt (Fenway Park) – Fresh, steamed Yankee Lobster Co. lobster with melted Muenster cheese and sliced tomato. 

   New York Cheesesteak (Citi Field) – Shaved ribeye with caramelized onions & sweet cherry peppers, choice of homemade cheddar whiz, picante provolone or classic American, served on a locally baked baguette 

   Pulled Pork Patty Melt (Kauffman Stadium) - Funnel cake, BBQ pulled pork, fried onion, shredded cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and Jalapeno pepper skewer 

  SPAM® Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Minute Maid Park) - Grilled cheese sandwich served with a cut of SPAM on Texas Toast 

  Spicy Chicken Sandwich (Coors Field) - Fresh grilled marinated chicken breast, topped with pepper jack cheese, fried jalapenos, sriracha aioli, lettuce, tomato on jalapeno cheddar bread 

  Streetcar Tacos (Rogers Centre) – Handcrafted tacos with choice of adobo chicken or vegetarian, on a warm flour tortilla with chopped cabbage 

  Surf & Turf Kebab (Fenway Park) – Skewered shrimp, lightly marinated steak tips and fresh green and red peppers, served on a long roll

SAVORY SNACKS & SMALL BITES

  Apple Pie Nachos (Coors Field)- Cinnamon sugar chips topped with apple pie filling, shredded cheddar cheese, whipped cream and caramel topping 

  Churro “Dessert” Poutine (Rogers Centre) – Churros served with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce 

  Crab Doughnuts (PNC Park) - House made crab doughnut holes, served with chive’d tartar sauce, and sticky apple-mustard slaw

  Short Rib Cheese Curds (Kauffman Stadium) - Braised short rib cheese curds with chipotle ranch dip

“BETTER-FOR-YOU” OPTIONS

  Caribbean Grilled Chicken Salad (Rogers Centre) – House made chicken salad with fresh romaine, marinated black beans, orange segments, pickled red onions, shredded carrots and toasted coconut in a honey lime vinaigrette 

  Farmer’s Market Grain Bowl (Citizens Bank Park) - Toasted red quinoa, brown rice, sweet peppers, cucumbers, radish, baby herbs, honey balsamic vinaigrette 

  Fenway Farms (Fenway Park) - The rooftop farm at Fenway Park, providing fresh produce to throughout the ballpark, is aiming to grow over 7,500 pounds of organic produce this season, with different seasonal offerings in concessions at the new, make your own, fresh salad and fruit bar 

  Rainbow Kale Caesar Salad (Rogers Centre) – Fresh rainbow kale with shaved parmesan cheese, croutons and crispy bacon

  Toasted Tofu (PNC Park) - Citrus-tamari marinated tofu, sriracha mayo, and sticky mint cabbage slaw, made and toasted on gluten free bread 

  Ultimate Vegan Burger (PNC Park) - A beefless patty, topped with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, dill pickles, and vegan secret sauce, served on a sesame seed bun