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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Leaking beer and Cracker Jack mice: 5 bizarre things ESPN found in stadium food reports

Eating at a professional sports stadium is expensive for the fan and lucrative for the concession provider. It can also be a gross time for health inspectors, as ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” detailed in a report released Thursday.

“What’s lurking in your stadium food?” provided some thoroughly disturbing answers. The analysis looked at 16,900 routine food-safety inspection reports throughout 2016 and 2017 from local health departments of 111 North American sports venues.

It found that 28 percent of the stadiums had high-level violations at at least half of the outlets inspected. Those violations are ones that can pose a risk for foodborne illnesses.

For those of you who wanted another reason to eat before going to the game….

QLE Posted: December 15, 2018 at 03:21 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: beer, citizens bank park, contaminated, coors field, food, yankee stadium

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Brewers’ 12-game winning streak means free hamburgers for Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, and in doing so helped the city of Milwaukee to free hamburgers.

Friday was the 12th straight win for the Brewers, fulfilling a prophecy made by the founder of George Webb Restaurants seven decades ago. From the Webb-site:

It started with George Webb himself in the 1940s with the Brewer teams of the American Association. George, ever the baseball fan and home team booster, predicted the team would win 12 games straight. If they managed the feat, George hinted the restaurants would give away free hamburgers. The prediction lived on when Milwaukee’s home team became the Braves, and continued the tradition when the Brewers took up residence in town. And oh, how close the teams came several times. You could almost taste victory (and burgers). Finally, on April 19, 1987, the Brewers did it. Three days, and 168,194 hamburgers later, George Webb fulfilled the payoff, to thrilled customers and Brewers fans alike.

Enjoy, denizens of Milwaukee, enjoy.

 

QLE Posted: October 13, 2018 at 08:02 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, food, giveaways, milwaukee

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Detroit Tigers food services employee in custody after video showed him spitting on pizza

A Detroit Tigers food services employee is in police custody after a video emerged in which he spits on pizza intended for Comerica Park customers, according to WXYZ.

Video of the incident emerged Saturday, when another employee posted it on Instagram. The video shows the man spitting on pizza crust before covering up his spit with sauce. The post is still up on Instagram, but we must warn you that it’s pretty gross.

The incident occurred Friday. Representatives from Delaware North, the company that runs food services at Comerica Park, told Yahoo Sports they immediately shut down the food stand. The employee in the video has been fired.

For those of you who want yet another reason to make sure to eat before coming to the game…..

 

QLE Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:12 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: comerica park, employees gone wild, food, tigers

 

 

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