CNBC.com recently profiled some of the most creative and noteworthy new foods for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Five of Delaware North’s culinary creations made the list. Below are excerpts from their story, published April 6, 2017.
“Long gone are the days of a simple hot dog and beer combo at the ballpark.
In a bid to create the ultimate fan experience, Major League Baseball parks across the U.S. have launched new, quirky and sometimes downright weird dishes for fans to munch on.
Here's a look at some of the wackiest food options available at parks across the country.
Crabmeat pork rinds
At Camden Yards you have three choices when it comes to pork rind dishes. The home of the Baltimore Orioles offers a bacon pork rind chipper, a pulled pork rind chipper and a crabmeat pork rind chipper.
The crabmeat pork rind chipper has a base of pork rinds topped with cheese sauce, crab meat, Old Bay seasoning and scallions.
Everything really is bigger in Texas. Globe Life Park is home to a 24-inch tamale and a 24-inch Texas Philly sandwich. But perhaps the oddest addition to the park's menu is the Texas snowball.
The dish is made by rolling shredded brisket into a ball, dipping it in funnel cake batter, and tossing it in the deep fryer. It's then rolled in powdered sugar.
Tomahawk chop sandwich
If you're catching a game at SunTrust Park with a group of people, you may want to order a tomahawk chop sandwich.
The extra-large sandwich is a fried pork chop topped with collard green slaw and white BBQ sauce on a potato roll. It serves four to six people and will cost you $26.
Mac & cheese twister
Fans of the Orioles can order up a mac & cheese twister at Camden Yards this year.
Mac & cheese is topped with either crab meat, buffalo chicken or pulled pork and served in a twisted bread cone.
At Petco Park, fans of the Padres can munch on some unique chicken wings.
PB&J wings are spicy-sweet chicken wings slathered in a jalapeno, blackberry and toasted peanut glaze.”