WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEIRD BALLPARK FOODS OFFERED BY BALLPARKS AROUND THE NATION, IT HAS TO BE SAID THAT THE OFFERINGS OF 2018 ARE EVEN WEIRDER THAN LAST YEAR! OF COURSE, WE KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO TRY ALL OF THEM, SO TODAY WE’RE CHECKING OUT SOME OF THE WEIRDEST BALLPARK FOODS OF 2018, WHAT THEY ARE, AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM!
One of the biggest draws of any ballpark is the food (and the baseball of course!) and it only seems that with each year, the weird food concoctions of the season get weirder and weirder! 2018 has to be the best year to date for wacky food combinations, but we have to tell you, despite being odd, some of them are surprisingly tasty!
Guide to the Weird Ballpark Foods of 2018
1. The Chick-Ago Sandwich
The Chicago Cubs have let things get just a little out of hand with their Chick-Ago Sandwich. A sandwich built around pickle-brined, breaded chicken thighs topped with dill aioli, tomatoes, and tempura sport peppers, this is an odd combination of ingredients stuffed into an onion roll and topped with celery salt. We’re not too sure we’d try this one, but if you already have, we’d love to know what you thought!
2. Distillery Poutine
The Toronto Blue Jays are showing their national pride with their Distillery Poutine creation this year. Although poutine is nothing new to Quebecois, this unique spin on the snack is something that might just appeal to those of you who have refused to try the Canadian dish so far. Made from tater tots with pulled pork and cheese curds, this odd combination is topped with whiskey-raisin gravy and is topped with green onions. It sounds surprisingly tasty and disgusting at the same time!
3. The Dilly Dog
The Texas Rangers might not be breaking any records this season, but they aren’t about to be left out of the unusual foods of 2018! The Dilly Dog is by far one of the most unusual 2018 ballpark food creations. A cored dill pickle that has been stuffed full with an Angus beef jumbo hot dog, battered and fried, this is a peculiar snack to say the least.
The Atlanta Braves are another team that is taking things to the extreme when it comes to weird stadium foods this year. The Spec-Tater is a monster potato that has been stuffed with jalapeno cheddar sausage that has been wrapped in bacon and then smoked. After slow smoking, the creation is then topped with cheese, sour cream, scallions, and…of course…more jalapenos!
5. The Asada Dog
The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t going to be outdone and there’s no way that’s going to happen with their weirdest 2018 creation – the Asada dog. An 18-inch Schreiner’s hot dog inside a telera roll stuffed with fries and topped with queso blanco, carne asada, pico de gallo, and guacamole, this huge dog isn’t going to leave you any room for dessert so keep that in mind when you get to the front of the line at the concessions stand!
6. The Rocky Mountain Po’Boy
The Colorado Rockies are perhaps one of the weirdest on the list this year when you consider their Rocky Mountain Po’Boy. A po’boy roll stuffed with Rocky Mountain oysters (yes, that’s cow testicles), topped with guacamole, garlic slaw, green chili ranch, cotija cheese, and pico de gallo. It might be considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, but we’re going to give this one a really wide sidestep!
7. The Triple B
Just because everything is bigger in Texas, the Texas Rangers had to make the list with another of their unusual 2018 offerings – The Triple B. Huge slabs of bacon, brisket, and bologna are drenched in BBQ sauce and sandwiched on a soft bun. This one doesn’t sound all that unusual tastewise, but try opening your mouth wide enough to take a bite of this sandwich and you’ll see for yourself why it made the list.
8. The Queen City Fried Garlic Bologna:
The Cincinnati Reds are ready to join the ranks of weird ballpark foods in 2018 with their Queen City Fried Garlic Bologna offering! A thick slab of fried garlic seasoned bologna is topped with coleslaw and spicy mustard and sandwiched between two halves of an English muffin! It may not sound weird to bologna lovers, but we have to admit that we weren’t raised on the stuff and it just sounds a little…weird.
9. Jack’s Smoked Hush Dog
The Seattle Mariners are throwing their hat into the ring of weird and wonderful…or at least unique…foods being offered by ballparks this season with their Jack’s Smoked Hush Dog! Smoked jalapeno sausages are wrapped in Jack’s buttermilk hush puppy batter and fried to create this spicy sausage. Just don’t forget to take a few antacids with you if you plan on giving this one a try!
10. The Pulled Pork Pierogi Hoagie
The Pittsburgh Pirates weird food option this year might not be odd to those of you who love your carbs, but we happen to think it’s worth a mention! The pulled pork pierogi hoagie is a hoagie bun filled with potato and cheese pierogis and pulled pork and topped with crispy onions. This one actually sounds pretty tasty if you ask us!