Monday, March 10, 2008
The Menu At New Nationals Park
The Variety of Food and Drink--promised for some time at New Nationals Park seems to be taking shape. Apparently, concessionaire Centerplate has been busy forging ahead to provide The South Capitol Street Ballpark with fare fit for all age groups and price ranges. And to their credit--they have listened to fans wants and desires. Many of the drab offerings from RFK Stadium's recent past are now a distant memory.
43 different choices currently set for the basic ballpark menu--while 11 Local Vendors have signed on board to provide their particular items for sale during The Inaugural Season of New Nationals Park. The most intriguing offerings on the list provided to me are "The National League Favorites". 15 Different Food Products--popular items from other ballparks around the NL. Four of which will be available at each and every home game of Our Washington Nationals. 11 others sold only at games on South Capitol Street involving those specific Visiting Teams.
The National League Favorites (available at every game)
Philly Cheese Steaks--Philadelphia Phillies
Sheboygan Brat--Milwaukee Brewers
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich--Atlanta Braves
Garlic Fries--San Francisco Giants
Visiting Team Selections (available only when that particular club comes to Washington)
SW Loaded Nachos--Arizona Diamondbacks
Chicago Style Dog--Chicago Cubs
Chili Cheese Dog--Cincinnati Reds
Buffalo Burger--Colorado Rockies
Cuban Sandwich--Florida Marlins
Texas Brisket--Houston Astros
California Sushi Roll--Los Angeles Dodgers
Knish--New York Mets
Fried Ravioli--St. Louis Cardinals
Fish Tacos--San Diego Padres
Of course Local Vendor Participation will include all the following:
Ben's Chili Bowl (Local Restaurant--well known in the area since 1958.)
Boardwalk Fries (National Chain)
Cantina Marina (Frozen Specialty Drinks, Tex-Mex & Cajun Food Choices)
Gifford's Ice Cream & Candy Company (Oldest Ice Cream Parlor in DC. Home of "The Dinger"--New Ice Cream Sandwich with proceeds benefiting The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation)
Kosher Sports (Grilled Kosher Hot Dogs, Garlic Knishes, among other fare)
Krazee Ice (Snow Cones with homemade syrups)
Hard Times Cafe (Another local favorite serving Chili Mac and Chicken Wings. Their Chili Nachos at RFK Stadium were a HUGE HIT in 2006.
La Piccola Gelateria (Italian Gelatos and Sorbettos--In The Stars & Stripes Club Only)
Mayorga Coffee (Espresso, cappuccino and lattes available in four different carts--give them credit for not just doing Starbucks)
Noah's Pretzels (Home of The Curly "W" Pretzel. Noah's cause is Autism--so they will offer a glueten free and casein free pretzel on their menu)
Red, Hot & Blue (RFK Favorite from the past two seasons--Barbecue, Brisket, Pulled Chicken. Well know Franchise in the DC Area)
49 Full Time Concession Stands are combined with portable carts to provide nearly 200 sale points throughout the ballpark--including the traditional ballpark fare.
Traditional Fare At New Nationals Park
Nats Hot Dogs
Sausages-Italian, Bratwurst & Kielbasa
Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers
Crackerjacks & Candy
Peanuts & Sunflower Seeds
Specialty Items At New Nationals Park
Vegetarian Burgers, Hot Dogs & Chili
Crab Cake Sandwiches
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Burritos & Tacos
Sliced Corn Beef, Pastrami, Turkey and Roast Beef Sandwiches
Fish & Chips
Old Bay Fries
Soft Serve Helmet Sundae with Toppings
And still--that's not all--because Centerplate heard the call from the many parents out there. The Strike Zone (Kids Area behind Centerfield) will include a Rookie's Concession Stand--fare for kids.
The Strike Zone--Rookie's Concession Stand
Jr. Nats Dog
Rookies Peanut Butter Bar (Build your own Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich with a variety of toppings & breads)
Nats Kids Meal (Hot Dog, Chips or Fruit, Juice Box or Small Soda, Nats Prize)
Soft Serve Helmet Sundae with Toppings
Soft Drinks, Bottle Water & Juice Boxes.
Of course--Beers, Wines, Mixed Drinks, Soda and Water--on tap at New Nationals Park for the adults. And, I did ask the team about Price Points on all the available food items. That information not yet released.
Just wanted to pass along the New Menu at New Nationals Park--as provided to me.