Stadium Eats

Get Ready For The Farm-To-Fork Sports Arena Movement

The Sacramento Kings are betting big on it
Oct 28, 2014 10:00 am

The days of grabbing a hot dog and a soda at ballgames are over. With customers coughing up more money than ever for tickets, we’ve all come to expect a large variety of high quality (and overpriced) food and beverage options at newly built, impressive arenas. Teams are often consulting with big name chefs and restaurateurs on arena dining, though the formula to success for venues has remained somewhat uniform thus far. Can the Sacramento Kings change that?

Here's What Michael Mina Is Serving At Sunday's 49ers Tailgate (Hint: It's Epic)

'Crazy' 5-course feast includes liquid-nitro treats
Sep 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Michelin-starred chef and longtime San Francisco 49ers fan Michael Mina used to host some pretty epic tailgate parties in the parking lot outside the football stadium on game days. This year, the 49ers have brought Mina's party inside. The menu, as you might expect, is about as far from peanuts and Crackerjack as you can get. Preview the pre-game feast right here.

You Can Blame Canada For The Milwaukee Brewers' Notorious Pulled Pork Parfait

Ontario BBQ vendor is pork sundae's 'original home'
Jul 1, 2014 11:30 am

At first glance, the Milwaukee Brewers' gloriously glutonous swine sundae seems like pure Americana. So, we were surprised to discover that a vendor in Canada was putting mashed potatoes and pork where ice cream and hot fudge should go even before the Brewers. Get the full scoop here.

You Can Now Vote For Citi Field's Next Restaurant

Decide between an Asian, Greek or sweets stand
May 28, 2014 2:00 pm

The New York Mets may once again be languishing in last place, but the food and drink offerings at Citi Field have always been strong. And now coming soon to the ballpark in Queens is a local NYC restaurant chosen entirely by the team’s fans, starting July 4th weekend. More information and a link to fan voting, after the jump.

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

Donut robots, vegan hotdogs. Food hits a long ball.
Apr 1, 2014 8:00 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.

It's Opening Day! Here's An Animated GIF Of 1980s Baseball Food And Drink Ads.

Plus, the '81 Mets cooking-themed yearbook!
Mar 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Yes, technically the season has already started, but for many baseball fans, it's Opening Day. Which means that many of you are headed to the ballpark right now, thinking about what you'll order from the concession stands. Will you go for the old standby hot dog, or try out one of the many new ballpark upgrades. In the meantime, as the umps get ready to shout Play Ball, please enjoy this animated gif featuring food and drink ads from baseball programs of the 1980s

Pat LaFrieda Gives Mets Fans Two Reasons To Look Forward To This Season

Burgers, meatball sliders coming to Citi Field
Mar 27, 2014 11:00 am

Mets fans have had little to cheer about since Citi Field’s opening in 2009. At the very least, however, they have been able to take solace in a bevy of quality food options at their team's home stadium. And no item shines brighter than the Pat LaFrieda Steak Sandwich. From team camp now comes the news that the Mets have expanded their relationship with the meat purveyor. Read on.

Why Tennis' U.S. Open Should Have Better Food

Celeb chef press blitz is misleading
Sep 3, 2013 3:00 pm

You'd be forgiven if you thought that this year's U.S. Open, the most popular tennis tournament on the planet, was doubling as a food festival. Here's why the buzzed-about food offerings should be even better.

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