Not Your Grandfather's Hot Dog Stand

Food columnist finds best, worst stadium fare in major leagues
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2008 11:26 AM CDT
Fries on your sandwich? Pittsburgh's own Primanti Brothers sandwiches are available in PNC Park.   ((c) jakeliefer)
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(Newser) – From a perfect crab salad sandwich at AT&T field in San Francisco to a dreadful crab cake at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the New York Times charts the range and quality of foods available at America's ballparks. Crab isn't the only departure from the ubiquitous hot dog: During his quest, Peter Meehan found sushi, subs, strawberries, and more.

Seattle balances Japanese-inspired dishes with a delicately fried hot dog made of cod. Milwaukee keeps it traditional with bratwursts and cheese curds, and a surprising beer selection. Philadelphia offers a characteristic spread of local favorites. Dodger Stadium disappoints, however, as do Chicago's two parks, and perhaps the most universal truth Meehan encountered is the horror of ballpark hamburgers.