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In case you missed it, new for 2013, the Chef’s Table has transformed into a food truck called the Double Clutch, located outside Section 215 on the Loge Level. Instead of menu items related to our opponent, the Double Clutch aims to feature unique fare that would be something similar to that found on a food truck. The concessions will change frequently and offer a fun variety.
The features for the upcoming homestand (Brewers vs. Giants and Brewers vs. Cubs) are:
Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese served on Texas Toast, made with Muenster cheese and topped with fried onions.
And, the popular “Spaghetti-n-a-Meatball,” a meatball stuffed with spaghetti, topped with sauce and provolone cheese, is also back for $9.00.
Check back here all season long for What John and Cait Ate reviews, including the updated Double Clutch items!
Last year, SportService debuted the Chef’s Table , a stand featuring concession options that changed based on the opponent we were playing (think Cincinnati Chili when we play the Reds, pierogies when we play the Pirates, etc.
Well, new for 2013, the Chef’s Table has transformed into a food truck called the Double Clutch, located outside Section 215 on the Loge Level. Instead of menu items related to our opponent, the Double Clutch aims to feature unique fare that would be something similar to that found on a food truck. The concessions will change each series and offer a fun variety.
The feature for the Opening Series vs. the Rockies is a meatball stuffed with spaghetti, topped with sauce and provolone cheese for $9.00.
Check back here all season long for What John and Cait Ate reviews, including the updated Double Clutch items!
Happy Opening Day!
For the entire season, the Chef’s Table has each series featured a unique menu item based on the regional cooking of the Brewers opponent. We have been previewing and sampling those items all year and this has become a very popular feature here on the blog. The item this weekend isn’t necessary based on Texas-style cooking, but certainly one of the most unique items the Chef’s Table as seen all year.
Chef John and his crew at SportService went in a different gear for the final six regular season games at Miller Park. They created an item that will be featured on the Chef’s Table for the entire homestand and, if popular, might stay a Miller Park regular item for the 2013 season.
They came up with an idea to put Spaghetti INSIDE of a Meatball. That is right, spaghetti noodles and mozzarella cheese smashed up INSIDE of a half-pound meatball and topped with marinara sauce and provolone cheese. A genius idea. It is also served with a piece of garlic bread.
I just enjoyed one and I was more than pleased. Delicious, easy to eat and definitely filling. Chef John is looking for feedback on the item so please share with us what you think via the comments section below. If it works and is popular, hopefully we will see it at Miller Park in 2013. If it doesn’t work, well, you definitely can’t knock the creativity! I will be sharing your comments with Chef John and his staff.
This dish is certainly a good way to celebrate Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park. The dish can be yours for $7.50 and will be served at the last six regular season games outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park. Enjoy!
The Atlanta Braves are in town for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. To celebrate, Miller Park is bringing a little “soul” to the Chef’s Table as it will feature Atlanta’s Famous Chicken and Waffles.
Two pieces of fried chicken drizzled with a siracha honey sauce served over two thyme scented waffles. It’s the breakfast that you have always wanted for dinner!
The southern specialty will be available throughout the three-game set with the Braves at the Chef’s Table stand outside section 215 on the Loge Level.
Sorry with the delay for the Chef’s Table for this series, but we are posting today in case anyone is coming out tonight or tomorrow. The Pirates are in town for their third and final visit of the 2012 season and the item for this weekend series against Pittsburgh is “Pittsburgh’s Own Isaly’s Style Ham BBQ.”
The hot ham sandwich is simmered in a zesty BBQ sauce and served on a burger bun. The sandwich is served with a pickle and the famous house made potato chips. I never tried BBQ ham before and the sandwich was sweet while tangy at the same time.
For those curious or unfamiliar, chipped ham is a processed ham lunch meat, chopped ham that is sliced razor thin through “chipping” the meat loaf against a blade. Chipping the meat extremely thin ensures that it is more tender and has more flavor than if it is merely sliced thickly. Popular in Western Pennsylvania, the slicing process is commonly known as “Pittsburgh Style.”
As always, this sandwich can be found at the Chef’s Table outside section 215 on the Loge Level. It is $9.25 and served this weekend only.
This might have been one of the most predictable Chef’s Tables this season, but at the same time will probably be one of the most popular. Philadelphia is known most for their Cheesesteak and Miller Park’s version is delicious.
Served with or without saute’ed peppers and onions and delicious cheese sauce, this will surely not disappoint. Plus, a side of house made chips accompanies the meal.
All of this can be yours for the four-game series beginning tonight for just $9.50. They are available at the Chef’s Table outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park. Try one tonight!
I lived in Washington D.C. during my junior year of college. It was an awesome experience all around, I really loved living there. The sights, the history, the people and the food make it very special.
I noticed two things about the food when living there. One, is that the international flavor of the city is definitely captured in the cuisine. All different types of food are available and that can turn a simple dinner into an authentic international dining experience. The second thing I noticed was that Washington D.C. was definitely ahead of the recent “Food Truck” trend. Fast forward ten years and you can’t really go anywhere without seeing a food truck touting unique food–they even have a television show devoted to the trend!
The specialty food item at the Miller Park Chef’s table for the Nationals series captures a unique International flavor in the spirit of Food Truck dining.
The “DC TaKorean Food Truck Tangy Chicken Tacos” are a treat. Three soft shell tacos feature sweet chili marinated chicken along with ginger, soy and a lime crema sauce will definitely satisfy your taste buds. Served with wonton chips that are topped with a slightly spicy cucumber wasabi sauce go with the meal. If you are up for something different and delicious, I wouldn’t miss them.
These will be available for the National series only (remember it’s a four-game series so you have an extra day to sample them!). The Chef’s Table is outside section 215 on the Loge Level. The meal is $9.75.
Last week, we told you about the new Chef’s Table options and the new concession options that will change based on the opponent we’re playing.
This week’s featured rivalry fare is Texas Style Chili Pie in honor of the series vs. the Astros!
Here’s the menu:
Here is what it looks like when completed. Looks great!
The Chef’s Table is located outside Section 215 on the Loge Level.
– John & Cait
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
-John & Cait
We’re really excited to bring back the food review series that we started in 2011: What John and Cait Ate.
During each homestand, we will be meeting with John DiMartini, Executive Chef at Delaware North Sportservice/Miller Park to sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare.
Sportservice provides the food and drink concessions for 25 major league sports clients at 23 venues, including 10 Major League Baseball stadiums. As the exclusive food, beverage and retail provider for Miller Park, Sportservice offers so many concession stands and such a wide variety of food options that fans dashing out of their seats for a quick snack between innings may be missing out on some of the best ballpark bites.
Don’t worry. We’re here to help.
When most fans think of ballpark fare, the first things that come to mind are—thanks to the song—peanuts and Crackerjack, as well as hot dogs, brats, maybe popcorn, etc.
Well no offense to the classics, but while baseball is still America’s favorite pastime, America’s palette has evolved.
“Our taste buds have evolved,” Chef John told us “With Food Network and things like that, people see unique foods and want to try them. The ballpark is not just a hot dog place anymore.”
Indeed. What John and Cait Ate will continue to prove that, so read on and feel free to chime in with comments of your own or questions you may have!
New Food Network Favorites for 2012
This year, Food Network is introducing at least two new items into each of the DNC Sportservice stadiums-the Buffalo Chicken Mac N’ Cheese and the Bacon Sloppy Joes. Intrigued? Read on.
Buffalo Chicken Mac N’ Cheese- $7.50
A new twist on an old favorite, the Food Network’s buffalo chicken mac n’ cheese is a baked macaroni and cheese tossed with spicy buffalo chicken and topped with bleu cheese bread crumbs.
John: I felt very American when eating this. Baseball game. Mac n’ cheese. Buffalo chicken. It was great. I have been wanting to try this ever since I first saw it on Opening Day. I didn’t feel cheated on the amount of chicken mixed in, I thought it was the perfect amount. Very easy to eat and a portion that left me satisfied, but able to enjoy some other snacks throughout the game.
Cait: The is not the mac n’ cheese that your mom used to make. Even if hers was pretty good, this is better, guaranteed. The buffalo chicken has just the right amount of “kick” to it; that, combined with its texture, meshes very well with the cheese and the bleu cheese bread crumbs.
Rating (out of 5):
Bacon Sloppy Joes-$7.50
Starting with a Fritos base, lay down a potato roll, slather it with ground beef and bacon that has been slow-cooked with tomatoes. Top that with pepperjack cheese and jerky fried onions and you’ve got Food Network’s Bacon Sloppy Joe.
John: Again, another true American meal with a twist. Who doesn’t love bacon?! And bacon mixed with Sloppy Joe?! I’m in. The cheese and fried onions added to the taste while the chips completed the meal. The only problem I had with this is that it was, well, kind of sloppy. Make sure to grab a fork when enjoying this ballpark snack.
Cait: The Bacon Sloppy Joe was very good, but since we tasted it at the same time as the Buffalo Mac N’ Cheese, I’m afraid it didn’t get a fair shake. I’d say the Buffalo Mac just about blows a lot of food choices out of the water, hence the somewhat average rating here. However, the addition of the bacon, pepperjack cheese and fried onions definitely take this from a summer camp lunch to a gourmet sandwich–and a filling one at that!
Rating (out of 5):
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: You can find both of these items at the Food Network stand, located on the Loge Level, just down the third-base line.
When we met with Chef John, we learned that this season, DNC Sportservice is trying something new for each series by featuring a menu item inspired by the opposing team’s city available at the Chef’s Table stand. Chef John seemed pretty excited about this area and it was definitely intriguing to us as well. We didn’t get to try tonight’s L.A.-style sliders, inspired by the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, but they sure look great! Rumor has it that Bison Burger sliders would be on the menu for the weekend series against the Colorado Rockies.
We’re going to do our best to keep you posted about this new rivalry-inspired fare during each homestand at Miller Park, so make sure you check back here often.
Not Yet Rated
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: The Chef’s Table stand is located on the Loge Level, down the first-base line, at the top of the stairs next to the press box.
Well, that concludes our first food critique of 2012. We hope you enjoyed reading it half as much as we enjoyed tasting these new items. We also hope we’ve inspired you to step outside of your brat and beer routine (not that there’s anything wrong with that) next time you’re at Miller Park to check out the wide variety of concession offerings.
We’ll be back with another edition of What John and Cait Ate in May, during the Reds-Cubs homestand, May 7-13.
In the meantime, whet your appetite by reading some of last year’s food reviews (please note, some menu items and prices may have changed for 2012):
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!