Searching for photos of amazing ballpark food is like a self-inflicted wound. At the end of it all, I'm overwhelmed with the pain I've caused myself. Thanks to everyone's inclination to take pictures of food they eat, here's an ode to great ballpark food. (With one caveat: no hotdogs. That's a whole other story.)
AT&T Park in San Francisco undisputedly has of some of the best ballpark food out there. The seafood options in the outfield promenade are sultry. The Crazy Crab'z sandwich (photo above) made with thick chunks of dungeness on buttery garlic toast is almost too good to be ballpark food.
Thankfully this kid likes to take pictures of food as he travels to different parks, documenting his experiences on MLBlogs.com. While at Nationals Park in D.C. he took several food shots, including a hot dog covered with mac and cheese and Fritos. But, the New York pastrami sandwich up high down the left field line looks salacious.
The Yankee's brought in famed Lobel's butcher of New York City to carve up sandwiches at Yankee Stadium, like this prime strip steak. It's an easy $15 and 450 calories. Fahgetaboutit.
The Ivar Dog at Safeco Field in Seattle, from the popular seafood restaurant of the same name, is all the talk. But, this little oyster po'boy with a spicy remoulade courtesy of Edgar & Dave of the MLBlogs Networks looks like it has more grit.
This is the barbecue-loaded baked potato down in Houston. With this luscious gut bomb, Astros fans might be able to actually enjoy a game.
Camden Yards in Baltimore is known for crab cakes sandwiches. This "Camden Giant" is a crab cake burger and was introduced to the park just this season. Why buy a hotdog, when you can have that?
I picked on Philly lat week, but this ain't no kiss-and-make-up. This is just one of the most beautiful pictures of a sandwich I've ever seen. This particular photo wasn't taken at Citizen's Park in Philadelphia, but who's splitting hairs here, right? They sell Tony Luke's famous sandwiches at the ballpark and if you are watching the Phillies play, I'm sure they look better with this in front of your face.
It's hard to pick just one thing from the home team at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. I'll go with sausage sundae from the playoffs last year, replete with sausage, smashed taters, mac and cheese and a scoop of chopped brisket.
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Lastly, the KC Rib Eye Stack at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, onion rings and barbecue sauce. This is the belle of the ball in the foodie-sphere at the All-Star Game and this photo was snapped last night at the Home Run Derby.