Alright, time to get some research done so I can log it and break it out when necessary. It’s time for you the blogosphere to add your two cents and opinions. Even if you have never commented on a blog before this is your chance with one simple question:
What is your ballparks best food?
I assure you this is part of science and will help save many lives. Alright maybe not! But I do want to test what every ballpark has that is considered the “best” by its fans. This idea got started by a San Fransisco fan who left a comment for me saying he would buy me a “chacha” bowl and would challenge it against any ballpark food in the country.
As we would say in the day, it’s on like Donkey Kong!
So what have you got that you would take the new visitor to your park and say, “You have to try this before you leave?” And stop looking over at this guy he is creepy but he is just doing his job!
Close your eyes and think back to that warm summer day when the crowd murmor lulls you into a calm feeling as you smell the grass. The sun is bright and the beer is cold or the lemon juice is super refreshing.
There it is in your lap. It smells like coming into your mother’s house from college and she’s cooking and it’s like wrapping a warm familiar blanket around you. It could be the smell your dad created all those barbecues growing up with the music playing and kids running around while the adults laughed and joked of things you would someday understand. Maybe your grandma baking as you walked into the kitchen and she told you to roll your sleeves up and get dirty.
It’s probably on a grey food carrier with a handful of napkins underneath and even without opening your eyes you know you could pick the smell out anywhere. That first bite like your first kiss you’d know it without a second thought. Maybe in a bowl or in a bun or on a stick. Maybe wrapped in a warm tortilla.
What is it? L.A., Phoenix, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Boston, Kansas City, San Diego, Chicago, Seattle, Tampa, Denver, Baltimore, Anaheim, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Fransisco, Milwaukee, Toronto, Houston, Oakland, Philly, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, D.C., Miami.
The only thing I would ask is that it is reasonably priced ballpark food. I can’t afford a $40 steak at a V.I.P. section that only the few eat. I’m talking ballpark food anyone could afford. My favorite at Coors cost $6 so I don’t mind if it cost a little more than that but realistically how many people are buying and is it a treat for the few rather than a favorite for the masses.
Show me what you got and if I get there, I will have a little black book to test it against all the others and see indeed if the “chacha” holds up against any ballpark food in the country. I know the blogosphere will come through with some good eats and great treats as they say over at Dairy Queen.
Programming note: Check in tomorrow for #2 in the Timeout at the Plate Series and read about a young writer who claims to hold nothing back in her opinion of her team good or bad she’ll put it out there and pull no punches!