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chocolatetartguy Mar 31, 2011 07:05 PM

There's a fun slide show of the 61 best ballpark foods throughout the country:

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/lists/Ma...

Represented are notables like Primanti Bros. Most enticing to me was the banh mi dog which is erroneously identified as having "Indian" flavors, but the ingredients are classic banh mi.

Go Giants!

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    breadfan Apr 1, 2011 02:30 PM

    I like eating Maryland Crab Cakes at Camden Yards (Fenway South) when the Sox clobber the Orioles!!

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      imhungryletseat Apr 1, 2011 03:39 PM

      It's funny, but once you take the Sox fans and put them on the road (especially at Camden, where they have easy access to tix), they become the most ill-mannered fans this side of Philly. I'm can't imagine it's because of the copious amounts of beer they drink while visiting these other stadiums. Yet when you go to a game at Fenway, they are some of the nicest fans. FTR, I am a Met fan.
      Anyway, I liked Coors Field for food, especially their pulled pork nachos and that they have a microbrewery right in the stadium. I also like the fish tacos at Anheim and in SD.

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        breadfan Apr 2, 2011 05:53 PM

        I take my children, who are 3 and 6, and my wife while we visit my sister who lives in Virginia. I must not go to the games you do because I have not witnessed any behavior from any fans that is any different from other ballparks. It is too bad that you must generalize a large segment of baseball fans for your amusement.

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          rhoneranger Apr 4, 2011 04:32 AM

          Mets fans are the WORST behaved fans in ALL of baseball. Maybe it's because they play in the shadow of the Yankees;)

      2. pinehurst Apr 1, 2011 03:08 PM

        I like the sausages they sell outside of Fenway Park, alot. The street vendors rock.

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          breadfan Apr 2, 2011 05:54 PM

          The food is much better outside Fenway than in !!

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            C. Hamster Apr 4, 2011 12:15 PM

            True! The food in the park is despicable.

            Those in the know bring theirs in.

        2. gaffk Apr 1, 2011 04:06 PM

          Citizen's Bank Park in Philly receives a lot of awards and, oddly, has been judged the most vegetarian friendly ball park. My favorite spot is Harry the K's, where you can eat, drink and watch BP. And there are numerous spots along Ashburn Alley for steak sandwiches, pulled pork, etc. And Greg Luzinski's "Bull's BBQ" is pretty popular as well.

          And imhungry--the Philly fans are really no worse than any other town's. I've been to hundreds of games in my life and can remember only one incident (and that was between Phils fans, not directed at other fans). Every city has a few morons--witness what happened in LA yesterday.

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            FISHINC Apr 2, 2011 10:06 AM

            gaffk i've been to most ballparks in the us and LA was the only one i felt unsafe. But Philly gets the bad rap. As far as the food goes nothing like starting the game at Bulls Bbq and topping it off throughout the evening with a coupla hot dogs ( love the fact they're served on potato buns.

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              gaffk Apr 3, 2011 05:49 PM

              So that's why hot dogs taste better in Philly . . . I always thought it was the option to add onions ;) Wonder if I can get tix to the next dollar dog day?

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            Erika L Apr 1, 2011 05:00 PM

            I've never had it but Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, has a sushi joint that features an IchiRoll. (For those who don't follow teams who are in the basement, one of the M's long time superstars is Ichiro Suzuki.)

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              artychokeasana Apr 2, 2011 11:10 AM

              On the club level at ATT Park there is a Sushi "bar" no seats-just walk away- named Mashi's after Masanori Murakami. They have a short menu of standard rolls and nigiri-the fish tastes fresh and the service is very friendly.

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              baseballfan Apr 1, 2011 05:16 PM

              I love the Cha Cha Bowl at AT&T in SF. The food on the club level is also quite good. They make an exceptional strawberry shortcake.

              It's a different story entirely at the Coliseum in Oakland. The only concession stand that is worthwhile is the Kinder's Ball Tip sandwich. It is excellent. Barring that, your next best bet is to eat in the restaurant in the West Side Club. It's nothing gourmet but much better than pretty much everything else in the stadium and is reasonably priced especially at a stadium. It overlooks the field so it can be fun to eat and watch the teams take bp.

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