Beyond nachos & hot dogs: Here's what's new on the menu at T-Mobile Park

The Mariners' home has a new name, and they've tweaked the concessions menu, too. From cocktails to cookies, here's what's new.

March 28, 2019
Baseball food

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The Mariners' season is upon us, and that means  . . . . baseball food! If you're like me, you're fine with hot dogs and nachos and garlic fries and big giant beers. That's kind of what a day at the ballpark is all about, right?

But in the last few years, the Ms have really upped their cuisine game at T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field.) This legendary local restaurateur, Ethan Stowell, has been overseeing the concessions menu at the park for a few years, and that's what elevates things to a whole different level. As Seattle Met said:

Expect to see new dishes at Hit It Here Cafe, the sit-down restaurant located in right field, and more newcomers scattered around the stadium for easy access. Consulting chef Ethan Stowell has new locally inspired items to keep fans nourished from the first pitch to extra innings: personal-size pizzas, kuku fries topped with flying fish roe, chef-inspired Crowd Cow burgers. And even more big local names are getting in on the game, namely Li’l Woody’s, Paseo, and Fat’s Chicken and Waffles. 

If you click through the gallery in that Seattle Met story, you'll see what they mean. The Buzz Margarita (complete with edible flowers!) from Edgar's Cantina. The Big Woody's burger with Painted Hills beef and Tillamook cheddar cheese. Kuku fries featuring Japanese seasoning, roe, and horseradish crema from the Hit It Here Cafe. The Grand Salami sandwich -- a tribute to the Ms legendary Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus, piled high with salami, smoked provolone, and grainy mustard on a beautiful baguette or roll or whatever that is. And a six-ounce cookie from Seattle's Metropolitan Market -- it's simply called The Cookie. (In case you haven't done the math, six ounces is almost a half-pound!)

I'm going with some of my Sound family this weekend to a Mariners-Red Sox game. I promise you I plan on doing my best to investigate what's new on the menu. It's just part of the job!