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Sport Eating: MLB Parks Unveil New Concession Items For '13 Season
Published March 29, 2013
EVERYTHING IS BIGGER...: In Ft. Worth, Gordon Dickson writes the Rangers are “putting more boom" into their concessions by offering fans "even more oversized food items that are sure to be a home run with gluttons, but containing enough fat and sodium to make nutritionists balk.” Rangers officials on Thursday “unveiled a menu featuring new variations on the Boomstick -- a 24-inch goliath of a hot dog with enough chili, cheese and other toppings to feed four or five people.” This season, the “popular mega dogs can also be topped with brisket, or polish sausage and sauerkraut.” The new Beltre Buster burger “features a pound of beef and 8 ounces of bacon.” Other items include a 24-inch "Murph-a-Dilla" quesadilla named after RF David Murphy, and "steak sandwiches featuring meat provided” by CEO Nolan Ryan's company (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 3/29).
A BOTTLE OF RED: In K.C., Jeff Rosen notes Royals fans at Kauffman Stadium this season “will be able to purchase single-serve vino in an innovative ‘glass.’” Made by a company “called Zipz, the 187-milliliter vessels, which resemble medieval goblets, come in either ‘Quartz White’ or ‘Crimson Red’ blends.” Zipz said that the “recyclable cups, which contain one-fourth the amount that’s in a standard 750-ml bottle, will retail between $9 and $11 at the ballpark.” They also will be “available in grocery stores this summer” (K.C. STAR, 3/28).