Tuesday, September 18, 2007

American Food from a Baseball Stadium

Hot Dog and Gordon Biersch Maerzen in a plastic bottle

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.

Super NachosI 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.

4 comments:

Alan said...

While you're in San Diego, you've got to check out Las Quatro Milpas in Barrio Logan. It's an old family run taco and tamale shop that, in my opinion, represents some of the best local Mexican food available (far better than the 'bertos). 1857 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Alan

Anonymous said...

h dear, pls eat lots more fruit + veg to make up for all that lovely fried fried! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Now I know why obesity is such an issue in America ...

Anonymous said...

i wish we had good ole pretzels here in tennessee! auntie anne's is ubiquitous in singapore, but a total rarity here.

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