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Sep 21, 2006 10:57 PM

Dodgers Game Tonite: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT

I've been "invited" to tonite's Dodgers Game, with a very cozy seat in the right field pavillion.

The catch? It's all-you-can-eat night out there in right field.

Selections include:

• Dodger Dogs
• Nachos
• Peanuts
• Popcorn
• Coca-Cola products
• Water

(Beer, ice-cream, and candy not included)

It's been a while since I've actually gone to a Dodgers game and not sat in the dugout or stadium clubs.

Any advice/strategies for maximizing this "all-you-can-eat" special?

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  1. I was at the Dodger game on Sunday and Monday (yes, I was there and I stayed until the very end :-), and on Sunday, my dodger dog (grilled) disappointed. On Monday, we had sushi (the order was $10, for 12 pieces -- tuna roll, shrimp roll, california roll and veggie roll), and truthfully it was not half bad -- better than what you can get at Gelson's and Bristol Farm's, and the nachos, which are kind of like crack -- you know they are bad for you but you just can't stop eating the gooey orange cheesefood.

    Since you didn't list the sushi as being part of your all you can eat deal, I guess I'd do a dog first, then nachos. Hopefully your hot dog options include choices other than the dodger dog, which I found bland and un-"snappy" -- they've got polish sausages, etc.

    Peanuts are also good.

    Too bad they didn't include the beer -- a 16 oz cup of bud light on tap is $8.00 (yes, you read that right).

    1. You should hope that the Dodger Dogs are grilled. They taste much better when they are grilled.

      As for maximizing the all-you-can-eat special, I suggest you follow the approach of Takeru Kobayashi, the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating champion. Kobayashi breaks the hot dog in half and then stuffs it in his mouth and then dips the buns in liquid before consuming the bread.

      Following Kobayashi's method you should be able to eat at least 100 Dodger Dogs in the three hours it takes for the Dodgers to lose their third game in a row to a team that will not be making the playoffs. Let us know how many you can eat....

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      1. re: FKA Andrew

        Whatever you do, do not eat the popcorn first. It'll just fill you up without satisfying. Drink some water to expand your stomach, then hit those dogs. When you start feeling drowsy, send in the Coca-Cola products for a jolt. Then it's nacho time. Peanuts for dessert.

      2. i second the nachos and dogs thing, even though dodger dogs typically do nothing for me and i always eat one anyway b/c the selection is just so bad at dodger stadium.

        what did you eat in the dugout?

        after the game, go east on sunset 2 till you hiut the first light, marion, and get some tacos to go.

        1. My advice on eating at Dodger before, or afterwords...especially if you're a chowhound. Dodger Dogs may well be the most revolting hot dogs in existence, and the rest of the food is not much better.

          And, having dined yesterday at the Dugout Club, my verdict is this: $9.95 buffet at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, circa 1990. I pretty much sampled everything, and really have no desire to try anything again - even if it is FREE!!!

          Go to Sushi Gen, Phillipe's,...anywhere else.

          1. The Dodger Dogs in the Pavilion are boiled. They are NOT grilled. So having prewraped, skinless, basic hot dogs isn't appealing. Plus if you figure the seats are $6 or $8, do you really spend $27 to $29 on food?