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Friday, May 10, 2019

Every ballpark concession staple, ranked

These days, every Major League ballpark has a whole host of outrageous menu items, and those custom concoctions tend to get all the love. There’s good reason for that: It’s hard to resist a churro stuck inside of a donut topped with ice cream, after all.

But what of the humble hot dog? The noble nachos? It seems like we’ve forgotten all about the beloved ballpark staples that serve as the backbone of any Major League game. Which is why we’ve gone ahead and ranked them: Every food item that you can reasonably assume to find at any stadium’s concession stand, in ascending order of deliciousness.

They may not be as flashy as fried chicken in a cone, but where would baseball be without them?

This is an extremely strong set of rankings, I can only quibble on a couple spots.  9 year old me is 100% behind the #1 choice, whereas current me would rate the #3 as #1.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Your first taste of MLB FoodFest 2019, from elote nuggets to fried grasshoppers

Of all the ideas that have sprouted out of Major League Baseball in the past few years, this might be the best one. It cuts through different team allegiances and regional rivalries. It finds the commonality in all baseball fans.

We’re talking, of course, about MLB FoodFest — an event created to take ballpark food out of the ballpark and bring the most delicious or inventive item from each team into one place, so baseball fans and food fans alike can indulge.

MLB FoodFest debuted in 2018 in New York City, but the league has more ambitious plans for it in 2019. It’s happening in NYC again, but also London and Los Angeles. The NYC and London dates will come later this year, but L.A. gets the first taste.

So, any of this make you feel peckish?

 

QLE Posted: April 23, 2019 at 04:22 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: food

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

MLB FoodFest is back for 2019 and it’s expanding to L.A. and London

One of the most delicious new ideas to emerge in Major League Baseball last season was FoodFest — an event that brought the best ballpark foods from all 30 teams into one place for fans to try. For MLB FoodFest’s NYC debut, tickets sold out in 48 hours.

So you know what that means for Year No. 2: FoodFest is expanding. MLB announced Monday the plans for FoodFest 2019, which includes new events in Los Angeles and London, in addition to another in NYC.

Keeping with MLB’s international flair for the 2019 season, there will be three additional items, one from Japan, one from Mexico and one from London, all of which are hosting MLB games this season. The L.A. event is happening April 26-28 at Magic Box. The London and NYC dates will be announced later in the season.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good discussion of ballpark food….

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2019 at 03:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: food, mlb

Thursday, March 28, 2019

20-cent 7-Eleven tacos fueled deGrom’s $137M deal with Mets

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All it took were some beef-and-cheese taquitos and 10-for-$2 mini-tacos from 7-Eleven to seal NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom’s $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets.

OK, well, not quite.

“I only had a couple bites,” deGrom said with a smile Wednesday at a hotel outside Washington, where he discussed his new five-year contract on the eve of the Mets’ season opener against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals.

After weeks of back-and-forth dating to before spring training, it wasn’t until Monday that deGrom and the Mets were able to work out terms, including a guaranteed $52.5 million deferred into the 2030s. There is a team option for 2024 that, if exercised, would raise the total to $170 million over six years, including $67.5 million deferred.

So, how badly do we think the Mets’ medical staff can handle food poisoning?

 

QLE Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: food, jacob degrom, mets being mets

 

 

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