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USA Today: 12 Outrageous Foods At Minor League Parks

a hot dog with whipped cream and sprinkles
photo from USA Today article

USA Today has a fun list of Outrageous Food served at Minor League Parks. I’ve seen a few of these items on food- television shows. It was interesting to hear about other odd foods being served at parks around the country.

While some of these items sound pretty good, I am happy with the offerings of my favorite Major League team. The New York Mets are a tough team to watch these days but eating at their park Citi Field is always enjoyable. You can never go wrong with Shake Shack and some of the other tasty things offered.

Here is the list from USA Today:

  1. Twinkie DogsBattle Creek Bombers: It’s exactly as it sounds- hot dogs stuffed inside a Twinkie. I love Twinkies and hot dogs but am not sure if I’d want to try this one.
  2. BacosWestern Michigan Whitecaps: a taco served inside a bacon shell
  3. The Fifth Third BurgerWhitecaps: a 4 pound specialty burger made from 5 burgers topped with chili, cheese, chips, salsa, lettuce and sour cream in a giant sesame seed bun. 
  4. The Funnel DogNorthwest Arkansas Naturals: a hot dog battered & friend with funnel cake and coated with powdered sugar. Sounds kind of interesting to me!
  5. Baseball’s Best BurgerGateway Grizzlies: a burger with bacon and sharp cheddar placed on a Krispy Kreme glazed (and grilled) doughnut. I had a burger similar to this a couple of years back. It was weird but really good at the same time.
  6. Philly Cheesesteak NachosGrizzlies: tortilla chips with shredded chicken, Monterey  Jack sauce and grilled pepper & onions. 
  7. The Peanutbutter and Pepper Jelly Jalapeno Bacon BurgerCharleston RiverDogs: the ingredients all seem to be in the name. I had a burger in Milwaukee with peanut butter and it was shockingly good. 
  8. BBQ NachosMemphis Redbirds: corn tortilla chips with pulled pork, spicy cheese sauce and sliced jalapenos. 
  9. Red & White HotsRochester Red Wings: a combination of red & white hot dogs from Zweigle’s, the only hot dog brand sold at the stadium since the ’20s. 
  10. Wicked ‘Wich Sandwiches with Fries & SlawSacramento River Cats: a mobile food truck where you pick the meat (from pastrami to turkey to BBQ turkey to salmon  & more) which is placed on to thick cut deli bread. Provolone cheese, seasoned fries and oil & vinegar slaw is then added.
  11. The Triple PlayReno Aces: triple decker sandwich made with grilled slices of Pullman bread paired with pulled pork and brisket and a huge portion of cole slaw. The sandwich is topped with barbecue meatballs, pickles and cherry peppers. 
  12. Country Bob’s Chicken SandwichGateway Grizzlies: chicken breast sandwich topped with Country Bob’s apple- chipotle sauce, bacon and melted provolone cheese.
Find out more and check out some photos in the USA Today article HERE

Win Mets Season Tickets for 2012 Season

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a black and blue sign with text

My favorite baseball team, the New York Mets are running a contest where you can win :

Grand Prize of a pair of season tickets for the 2012 season
Runner Up (five winners) will win “other great prizes”

All you need to do is submit a photo showing your Mets pride & in 100 words or less tell them about your favorite Mets memory over their 50 year history.