Peanuts to Artisanal Peanut Brittle: The Modern History Of Baseball Stadium Food

Donut robots, vegan hotdogs. Food hits a long ball.
Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

To trace the roots of this profoundly food-focused period in big-league baseball, a good starting place would be Orioles Park at Camden Yards. The trademarked “ballpark that forever changed baseball” also helped to change Americans’ expectations for ballpark grub. And that was only the beginning.

Game Day Eating Plan: Getting Around Stadium Food

How to avoid that $14 hot dog with a soggy bun
Mar 14, 2013 1:01 pm

Basketball is to me as Georgia is to Ray Charles: always on my mind. So you can probably imagine how excited I get to go to an actual NBA game. I love that excitement of professional sports. What I don't love is eating at a stadium. Read on for tips on avoiding overpriced and underwhelming arena food.

My Weekend At Yankee Stadium: The Buffet, Better Than The Ballgames

In the not-cheap seats, red wine + razzing Cabrera
Oct 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Writer Tom Roston nabs a ticket to the not-cheap seats at for Yankees playoff baseball. The Tigers were in town. Meaning, at least the crab legs in at buffet were fresh.

Guide: Good Beer At Baseball Stadiums

Craft beer galore, from San Francisco to New York
Apr 4, 2012 2:01 pm

While we don’t foresee beer prices ever getting any cheaper at ballparks, stadiums have smartened up to craft beer. Light and fizzy lagers are now accompanied by aromatic pale ales, hoppy IPAs, prickly pilseners and cloudy wheat brews that are every bit as excellent as the home team winning on a walk-off homerun. Here are some of the craft beers to seek out at ballparks this year.

Infographic: Ford Field on Thanksgiving

How much turkey can Detroit Lions fans eat? A lot.
Nov 23, 2011 10:01 am

As tradition dictates every Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions play a game that begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends about four hours later—usually with tears for the home squad. Times have been tough as of late for Motor City sports fans. Well, Lions fans at least. But 2011 has brought hope with a healthy Matt Stafford leading the team to a 7-3 record, with this year’s matchup with the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

Tailgate Toe-To-Toe: Ravens vs. Rams

Who wins this Sunday: Pork ribs or rowdy firemen?
Sep 22, 2011 10:01 am

Tailgate Toe-To-Toe picks a weekly NFL game and analyzes the matchup—on the field and in the parking lot.

Natty Boh, The Baltimore Beer

The Orioles welcome back an old friend
Jun 28, 2011 3:01 pm
Natty Boh billboard
Photo: CBALT 2010 on Flickr

There’s this thing that’s been missing from Orioles games. I’m not talking about winning, though it’s been 14 years since we’ve had much of that around Camden Yards. No, I’m talking about National Bohemian beer, Natty Boh, the beer once synonymous with the Orioles. It once embodied the city of Baltimore’s tireless work ethic much like the boys in...


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