A Scoreboard Gourmet reader sent the below photo with this note: Single A baseball in Sauget, IL, across the river from St. Louis. This is a bacon cheeseburger between two slices of grilled krispy kreme donut. Nice to be back in the midwest
You know I'm a big fan of bread, but the Charleston RiverDogs (single-A Yankees, who are never home when I'm in Charleston) have a new menu item this season - The Pickle Dog - and it looks amazing. Holy extra-long sentence with two links. Thanks to John for the photo. The RiverDogs sell their Pickle Dog for $3.50 at The Joe (Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park).
Click to find out what else to do while you're in Charleston. Then write in and tell me how delicious is this Pickle Dog (and it is hard to eat? messy?). And, check out the beer festivals at The Joe on May 22 and September 25th.
Not to be confused with the Michigan Boneyard BBQ, or the closed(?) Clearwater Bone Yard Barbeque, or the bar in Tampa (The Boneyard), the Boneyard BBQ sauce available to slather over pulled pork sandwiches at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, was selected by the tasters at Legends Hospitality from a selection that's not available to you or me (read: can't buy it in supermarkets).
The verdict? The reader who sent me this photo says the sauce is pretty good. And he's a big eater of bbq. Sandwich and pork photos to follow.
The MiLB-A Tampa Yankees play the Lakeland Flying Tigers in their Home Opener on Thursday, April 8th, at 7pm
ScoreboardGourmet has another new friend: NYC Food Guy. He told me the West Michigan Whitecaps (single-A Tigers) had a contest to vote in a new concession item. I blame 30toMidnight for my lack of coverage.
So...the Cudighi Yooper Sandwich (a spicy sausage patty smothered in cheese, pizza sauce, peppers and onions) took first place over the Declaration of Indigestion (a half-pound foot long hot dog covered in a Philly cheese steak (steak, cheese, peppers and onions) and served on a gigantic sub roll) and the Chocolate Covered Bacon
The inaugural Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show "Wingstock" festival will take place at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single A Tigers), on Saturday, June 12. Snoop Dog, Jackyl, Pop Evil and Richy Nix will be there. And, of course, there will be a Wing Alley, featuring a variety of outside vendors offering their best flavors of chicken wings, not for free. This is a one-day festival on the field of Fifth Third Ballpark - no baseball - but I couldn't resist mentioning FREE BEER AND HOT WINGS.
The first official game at Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (single-A Padres) will be April 16th, 7p.
The TinCaps are the former Wizards. As you can see, TinCap refers to the, er, pot worn on the head of an apple. It's a Johnny Appleseed thing, I'm told. It looks angry.
Said team President Mike Nutter about Parkview Field (not to SG): What I think a lot of people will be surprised with is the variety. The ease of getting food with four major concession stands, but additionally 18 to 20 concession carts that will have barbecue brisket and Tex-Mex and caramel apples – with our little guy dipped in caramel.
with a name like Graeter's, it has to be grate. How could I resist? The Dayton Dragons (single-A Reds) now have a namesake ice cream in their ballpark: Dragon Bites. It's also available at all four Dayton-area Graeter’s locations.
Not including the chocolate-covered marshmallow creams and fudge pieces, Dragon Bites (green mint ice cream with Oreos) sounds alot like the only Ben & Jerry's flavor I ever liked: Mint Oreo Cookie, which is now in the Flavor Graveyard (seriously; that's what they call it). If you want to help me try to resurrect it, contact them. I love this pre-Easter theme.
Back to Graeter's for a moment. Is this true: Graeter’s was founded in 1870 and is the oldest continuous ice cream maker in the country. How do we prove this sort of thing? I think we can't.
Dragons Home Opener April 9th v the Great Lakes Loons (single-A Dodgers)
Cincinnati favorite Skyline Chili will be available at Fifth Third Field, home of the Single-A Dayton Dragons (Reds) this season. Dragons’ fans will be able to buy Skyline’s signature Cheese Coneys at all home games. Skyline will be available at Fifth Third Field starting April 4, 2009 for the “Futures Game” when the Cincinnati Reds battle their top minor league prospects.
I can't deny the creativity of the staff at City of Palms Park.
if you can see past the shadow of my hand, and the words from the former beer sign, you will notice the $3 Freeze Shake, a onetime (?) event (solution) at red sox spring training. before the game they noticed their ice cream was too soft. Someone said, it's sort of like a frosty. others agreed. they went for it.
one ice cream vendor told me she sold "about 100" at her stand alone. kudos to the ingenuity of the food concessions staff. the Freeze Shake was basically a really thick shake, served in a plastic cup (like the beer). people ate it with a spoon. I do not have a picture. do you?