Tuesday, September 18, 2007
American Food from a Baseball Stadium
Eating local food when heading to various countries is pretty much what this blog is all about. Not surprisingly, restaurants and street food are the usual venues for such an activity. But here in the US, there is one other place that would not normally come to mind: baseball stadiums. Yup, you got it. All of that beer, nuts, pizza, etc. that are so American are found right here at ballparks in true artery-clogging form. So it was great that we got out to PETCO Park out here in San Diego tonight.
I ate a little of everything: a hot dog with onions and mustard, some "Super Nachos" topped with canned jalapeno slices scooped out from the condiment counter with a plastic spoon, a way too salty pretzel (so salty that I had to scrape off most of the salt...and get my hands all oily in the process), as well as Jamaican Jerk fries, which turned out to be dusted with a disappointingly sweet dark powder but ultimately still satiated the grease and salt cravings. All of this was of course washed down with plenty of beer, both of the Budweiser and Gordon Biersch Maerzen variety (in a heckler-safe plastic beer bottle for the latter, BTW). Gotta love it, even if it comes with a mild dose of guilt for such gluttony.
Digested at 9:44 PM
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