Baseball stadiums hope build-your-own concepts and fan favorites will be home runs.
Dutch Love is a pita filled with turkey pot roast, gravy, french fries and cheese curds. The offering was the winner of a fan vote contest held by Fifth-Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, is introducing the Burgerizza, a 2-oz hamburger patty topped with five slices of cheddar cheese and bacon all sandwiched between two 8-inch peperoni pizzas.
At Globe Life Park, where the Texas Rangers play, fans may feast on the Chicken and Donut Skewer, a foot-long skewer loaded with donut holes and fried chicken drizzled with buffalo honey sauce.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park is offering the Cracker Jack & Mac Dog, a hot dog topped with Cracker Jacks, jalapeños, macaroni and cheese, and a salted caramel sauce all wrapped up in naan bread.
Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is celebrating its 2015 World Series win with the introduction of the Champions Alley Dog and Champions Alley Burger. The hot dog, served on a local pretzel bun, is a bacon-wrapped, tempura battered foot long hot dog topped with sweet slaw and chipotle ketchup. The burger, served on a local roll, contains a cheese-stuffed tempura battered cheddar bacon burger piled with sweet slaw, chipotle ketchup and fried pickles.
At Rogers Centre, where the Toronto Blue Jays play, fans may purchase “Buffalo” Cauliflower Poutine. The dish consists of lightly breaded cauliflower tossed in classic buffalo hot sauce, topped with cheese curds, “cheesy” gravy and chopped scallions.
The New York Mets’ home stadium, Citi Field, is selling The 108 Burger, a 6-oz. LaFrieda burger with hand-sliced hot pastrami, New York deli mustard and Havarti cheese served on a fresh baked pretzel roll.
Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, is serving a sweet and savory combo with its Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich. The handheld features grilled chicken breast, Greek yogurt, baby spinach and sliced tomatoes stuffed between homemade sweet potato waffles.
Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, is touting T.E.D., The Everything Dog. Served in a pretzel bun, the frankenfood features a foot long hotdog layered with fries, chili, nacho chips, beer cheese, jalapeños and popcorn drizzled with Coca-Cola-infused barbecue sauce.
Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, is offering Chipotle Pescado, coffee-rubbed salmon on a tortilla, served with mango-jalapeño ranch and a chipotle aioli.