UPDATED: Marlins Concession Foods: BYOF
"There used to be hot dogs, popcorn, and burgers. Now it's a beautiful Stadium with lots of new flair: Latin cuisine, open flame grills, carving stations, pulled pork smoked in-house at Everglades BBQ, Carnegie Deli, a more open feel... ."
Maybe somewhere in the ballpark there is an Everglades BBQ, but sure didn't see it at last night's ballgame. All I saw were the same old overpriced hot dogs, chintzy nachos, and Papa John's pizza -- along with a few shlocky snacks sold elsewhere.
At $8, this "Philly cheesesteak" at least fills you up.
The crowd at the game was small, so the upper deck and its' concessions were closed. We tried the hot dogs, chicken tenders basket, and Philly cheesesteak sandwich. And instead of buying $9 beers from the vendors who work the stands, we got a $7 bargain at the Grille concession. Didn't try Papa John's pizza, as we already know what that's like, or soft serve ice cream. The "Carnegie Deli" made Boar's Head sandwiches that looked a notch or three below what you would get at the deli section in Publix. Really: The food scene in this ballpark is ugly.
Only real tip to offer: The Philly sandwich, at $8 (sold at a small cart) will fill you up more than other similarly priced foods. In fact, if you're lucky it will fill you up so much that you won't need to order anything else. It's not a Philly cheesesteak per se, but it has the basic ingredients and tastes decent enough.
The Marlins lost the game in extras and looked sluggish for a young team at the beginning of the season. Maybe they've been snacking at the concessions.
Other than pizza & ice cream, this is basically your bill of fare for the game.
Chicken tenders ($9) were OK; fries ($4) were good, but not hot or crisp.
The $5 dog
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