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marcisflash Jul 6, 2009 08:34 PM

The last time I was at Angels Stadium (years ago), the only food choices were (god forbid) along the lines of Taco Bell and Der Weinershnitzel. Are the choices any better in 2009? If so are they located in specific places in the ballpark. Thanks ahead of time !!!

  1. Das Ubergeek Jul 6, 2009 08:46 PM

    Mostly chain stuff, though Beach Pit BBQ is kind of sort of OK (the real branches are better than the Angel Stadium branches). The better food is on the 100's/200's levels. As you get higher the food quality goes down big-time. The Chili Pepper in the 1st and 3rd base courtyards are OK too.

    And if all else fails, Arte Moreno may have renamed the team but at least he lowered the beer prices -- bad food is more palatable when you're drunk. :-P

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      HBfoodie Jul 7, 2009 12:01 AM

      Its been many years since I last ate in Angels Stadium, but do you know if they still serve those fabulous hot cinnamon rolls? (I believe they were only served at one stand on the lower level somewhere behind homeplate)

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      Jack Flash Jul 6, 2009 11:30 PM

      Beach Pit BBQ is decent enough. The hot dogs are indeed Der Weinershnitzel, but that's an improvement over the last 4-5 years, when they were Farmer John. And finally, there's a place to get Gulden's mustard for your dogs, not just silly yellow stuff. It is at the condiment station right near the Beach Pit located on the Field level, first base line.

      If you have time, you're a lot better off picking up some takeout nearby. They let you bring outside food into the stadium. Fresca's, across the street from the stadium, makes good burritos. There's a little place that makes pretty good teriyaki chicken and beef bowls, the name of which I forget, located at the corner of Ball Rd. and State College. It's inexpensive and surprisingly good. I think the name is something like "Teriyaki Kings," but don't quote me on that.

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        Das Ubergeek Jul 7, 2009 05:42 AM

        Super Teriyaki Bowl. In the same plaza is a Greek deli, a mediocre pho shop, an OK Mexican fruit shop, a Pizza Hut and a Turkish kabobery.

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        ohdaylay Jul 6, 2009 11:44 PM

        Everything sucks

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          geat Jul 7, 2009 07:47 AM

          1st base side upper deck, has a very good sausage cart. Italians and brauts. They are 7 or 8 bucks. They will put the goods on them as well (spicy mustard, grilled onions and peppers as well as sour kraut) best deal in the stadium. Imo.

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            Grubber Jul 7, 2009 07:55 PM

            8 bucks and I agree, especially when compared with the $9 sears nachos covered with plastic cheese.

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            heckonwheels Jul 7, 2009 12:03 PM

            Best bet is to swing through the drive through at Portillo's in Buena Park ahead of time and just buy your drinks at the game. They don't mind if you bring food in.

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              RSMBob Jul 12, 2009 03:13 PM

              Ding Ding Ding...we have a winner. If I'm coming from the NW, Portillo's it is. From the SE, it's Chicago's Best in Irvine (yes, it's a ways away and oh so tempting to eat on the road but your reward is in holding off!).

              1. re: heckonwheels
                joyler522 Jul 12, 2009 04:33 PM

                I've never heard of Portillo's but after looking at their website, I think I'll give them a try next time I'm in the area. The place's 30's prohibition theme looks like a lot of fun.

                As for good food at Angel's stadium, haven't had any and probably won't- ever. I just can't willingly pay for food that is grossly overpriced. Although I'm ashamed to say that last time I was there I gave in and bought a $5 bag of popcorn. I'll go ahead and say what you're thinking: I'm cheap.

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                  RSMBob Jul 12, 2009 06:13 PM

                  I'm thinking you are smart, not cheap. We bring our own food most of the time, including water and some trader Joe's peeled peanuts, and then unless the game gets out late, we go to Joe's in GG for ice cream or italian ice. It allows us better seats or the opporunity to go to more games.

                  It's a real shame that it has to be that way, but I can't justify in my mind paying those prices for generally mediocre food...and that's not just a knock on Angels Stadium, but most sports venues.

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                JTea Jul 11, 2009 12:47 PM

                Per above replies, we didn't find anything interesting at the park this year either, so on our recent Sunday day-game visit we drove 20 min west to an interesting place, the Park Ave in Stanton. Good, good value, & hat tip to Elmomonster for the review. Next visits will try Luigi's and The Catch, when it reopens.
                http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2005/10/park-ave-stanton.html
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/315794

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