Go To Dodger Stadium, Eat Everything, See Everything
Baseball season has started! And while Dodgers fans are busy being in awe of Yasiel Puig and waiting for the latest updates on Andre Ethier and Rich Hill, some of us have other pressing things on our minds, like can we get a poké bowl at Dodger stadium? What can I eat if I’m craving both tater tots and chili at the same time? And how can I get to the Dodger dugout to ponder these questions?
I have answers!
Recently I was invited to preview some of the new menu items that Dodger Stadium has to offer. New Executive Chef Ryan Evans gave us a look (and some samples) at what he’s cooking up for the upcoming season and it all tasted amazing. Here are a few things we were lucky enough to put in our bellies:
Yes, it’s true — you can get a poké bowl at Dodger Stadium! We sampled the Tuna Poké, which is served with edamame, cucumber, shredded carrots, wakame (seaweed), toragashi (chili pepper) and sesame seeds, served over sushi rice and topped with ponzu sauce. It was delicious, and seems like a good choice if you’re looking for something healthy to eat in between your beer and popcorn courses.
Other BaseBowls they’ll be offering are the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, Vietnamese Noodle Bowl and the Kalua Pork Bowl.
Located at Stand 245.
Extreme Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog
I don’t think this one needs any explaining but in case you’ve been denied the pleasure of experiencing a street dog, it’s a hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled onions and peppers and drizzled with mayo and mustard and they are fantastic. I feel sorry for plain old hot dogs.
Located at Stands 248, 421 and 736
Lots of Tots
Tater tots are the new black! Well, at least the new potato. They seem to be everywhere, and now you can get them at Dodger Stadium. They’re served two ways: Loaded Tots, which are topped with garlic, parmesan and parsley and for those of you who can’t decide if you want potatoes or chili, there are the aptly named Chili Cheese Tots which are topped with housemade chili and cheese sauce. So, so good.
Also available at the Lots of Tots stand: Housemade marinated Chicken Bites, which are fried and tossed in Buffalo sauce. Or order plain and dip them in their Morehouse Honey Mustard. Because who doesn’t like a good chicken bite?
Located at Stands 208, 422
This is brand new. It’s a ⅓ Angus Beef patty topped with a Dodger Dog, caramelized onions, Budweiser barbecue sauce and beer-battered jalapeños. And while I have to admit the idea of a hot dog on a burger scared me at first because it sounded like a science experiment gone wrong, I couldn’t protest because I was too busy stuffing this delicious creation in my mouth. It was really good! Although the small sampling that I had was enough to fill me up, so I’m not sure if I’d be able to finish an entire burger. But I’m willing to try in the name of science.
Located at Stand 247
Smoked Big Island Lava Wings
I’m a big wing fan, and these don’t disappoint. They’re smothered in King’s Hawaiian Big Island Lava Sauce (served with fries and veggie sticks) and are a nice combination of sweet and savory. You can find them at the new King’s Hawaiian Grill opening in the Left Field Plaza, and are part of a special menu that also features a pulled pork Dodger Dog, pulled pork sliders and smoked pork nachos. Vegetarians, don’t even think of coming by here.
Also, attention Steve Garvey fans: You’ll have a chance to meet the Dodger legend, maybe even share a pork slider. He has partnered with King’s Hawaiian to hold special events throughout the season which will provide opportunities for fan meet-ups.
Located at Stand 251
Trolley Dodger Treats
Dessert fans are going to think they’ve died and gone to heaven when they hit this stand. They’re serving up funnel cakes topped with powdered sugar, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream; glazed churros; a cinnamon sugar churro topped with blue ice cream; and deep fried Oreos and Twinkies. I didn’t get to sample the funnel cakes since they were completely gone by the time I got to the dessert table (I was too busy licking the last drops of Lava Sauce off my fingers) but I hear they were fantastic.
Located on right side field by sec 46
Good and good for you
In addition to the dishes we sampled, also new to the Dodger menu are some healthy items: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and Strawberry & Beets Salad, Fresh sandwiches such as Turkey Club, Albacore Tuna Salad and Grilled Vegetable Flatbread. These are located in the United Healthcare Market Place on Field Aisle 5/ Loge Aisle 137 and Reserve Level Aisle 5.
And then we took a look around
After we had eaten all of the things we were treated to a tour of Dodger Stadium and it was wonderful. It’s a tour open to the public, and includes a visit to the broadcasting booth so you can pretend you’re calling a game (or if you’re like me, simply take in the awesome view and snap some great pics.) I could have wandered around all day just taking in all the memorabilia, and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and funny and had the best stories. If you’re interested click here for more details and tickets.
Last but not least, they also shared some exciting upcoming Dodger news with us: To mark the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, they’ll be unveiling a statue of Robinson — the first sculpture in Dodger Stadium history — on April 15. And another bonus for fans: they’ll be giving away a replica of the statue, so check here on the website for details.