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What John and Cait Ate: The “Thornburger” from AJ Bombers

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

-Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”

-John & Cait

The “Thornburger” from AJ Bombers

During each homestand, we’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.

One of the most fun, new additions to Miller Park this season has been AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison-now occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers and tonight’s newest addition: The “Thornburger.”

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Starting tonight for a limited time, AJ Bombers is offering The "Thornburger," a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg

Starting tonight for a limited time, AJ Bombers is offering The “Thornburger,” a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg

Making its debut tonight, The “Thornburger” is a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg.

Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg now has a burger named after him at Miller Park!

Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg now has a burger named after him at Miller Park!

It’s a 1/4 lb patty topped with pepperoni, sautéed onions, lettuce, Texas BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing and pepper jack cheese. The appropriately named sandwich is the first of several city and/or player-themed burgers that AJ Bombers plans to offer this season.

Also on this homestand, AJ Bombers has featured the Malted Whoopie Pie Concrete Mixer (for the Pittsburgh Pirates Series) and the Gooey Butter Cake Concrete Mixer (available through the rest of the series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals).

We’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items, just like we have been with the ever-popular Double Clutch!

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Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

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!

Bon Appetit!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for the Cardinals Series: Slinger Skillet

The St. Louis Style Slinger Skillet is the featured menu item at the Double Clutch for the last three games of this homestand.  It is pretty chilly outside and this St. Louis diner staple will keep you warm throughout the entire game.

Served in a bowl, the meal includes two beef sliders, topped with chili, hash browns, shredded cheddar cheese and, of course, a fried egg.  Bring your appetite because this dish will keep you full.  This is available for the next three days at Miller Park and is $9.50.

This will keep you warm on a chilly April night at Miller Park!

This will keep you warm on a chilly April night at Miller Park!

Also available throughout the Cardinals series is the always popular Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball, which is served with a bread stick for $9.00.

The Double Clutch is located outside section 215 on the Loge Level at Miller Park.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for Pirates Series: Primanti Brothers Style Sandwich

The Brewers are back at Miller Park, kicking off a six-game homestand tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  This weekend at the Double Clutch, fans can enjoy a Primanti Brothers Style Sandwich.

The finished product.

The finished product.

In the skillet, made to order sandwiches.

In the skillet, made to order sandwiches.

A favorite in Pittsburgh, this sandwich includes pan-fried spicy capicola and genoa salami piled high and topped with provolone cheese.  It is topped with tomatoes, zesty coleslaw and fresh-cut fries and served on a fresh Italian bread.

This is the first time this sandwich has been featured and it is a classic.  The sandwich is $9.50 and will be sure to fill you up.

Also available is the always popular Spaghetti-in-a-Meatball. That is $9.50.

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The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box).

On the other side of the press box (just outside section 222) is the new and improved “Smokehouse.”  Featuring various meats smoked in one of Miller Park’s three smokers, staples at this stand include BBQ Beef Brisket, Italian Pork and smoked chicken.  These sandwiches are all priced at $10.50.

Each homestand, a different specialty meat will be featured.  Beginning tonight, the Smokehouse will feature a Chopped Ham Sandwich.  Bone-in ham, rubbed with BBQ spice is thinly shaved and dipped in a sweet BBQ sauce (also made in-house) and served on a cord dusted roll.  Served with a side of coleslaw, this is also $10.50.  This was a delicious sandwich that was sweet, while at the same time, maintained that smokehouse flavor.

Enjoy the homestand!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Historic Home Run

On April 8, 1974, 40 years ago today,  as a member of the Atlanta Braves, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever, hit his historic 715th home run off of Dodgers veteran Al Downing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, a home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all-time record.

Here’s a great look back from Lyle Spencer. 

Aaron retired as all-time Home Run King with 755 career round-trippers, the last of which he hit on  July 20, 1976, while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium. For over 30 years, that home run has represented one of the most historic moments in Milwaukee Brewers history and all of Major League Baseball and there is a plaque situated in Brewers Lot 1, a preferred parking area located east of Helfaer Field, marking the landing spot of that final moon shot.

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- Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Autism Awareness at Miller Park

Fans are invited to join the Brewers for Autism Awareness Night at Miller Park as the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates next Saturday, April 12 at 6:10 p.m.

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Be part of this special event as we celebrate the unique gifts of individuals with autism while raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocating for the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. Autism Speaks Milwaukee will be on hand to help raise awareness by passing out information and answering questions.

In support of autism awareness, this past Wednesday night, Miller Park was also lit blue:

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To receive special savings on various locations in the ballpark for this Saturday’s game, click here. Remember to wear your Brewers blue to support autism awareness.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Plush Hank Toys Arrive Just in Time for Opening Day!

Now you can take home a Hank that’s almost as cuddly as the #BallparkPup himself!

Yes, plush Hank toys are available at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park. They retail for $20 and 20% goes to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Hank Toy Scooter

Even Scooter Gennett has a plush Hank toy.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Double Clutch Menu Item for Braves Series: Chicken and Waffles

Chef John is at it again, putting his own touch on the soul food classic meal of Chicken and Waffles available for the Opening Series  at Miller Park’s “Double Clutch” stand.

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We think you’ll really enjoy the Buttermilk fried chicken and rosemary and thyme-infused waffles, covered with cayenne maple syrup, arugula, endive and pecan slaw–two to an order.

A popular dish in the South, the Chicken and Waffles are $9 and available through the Opening series with the Atlanta Braves.

Also available is a Smoked Turkey Chili, served in a bread bowl. That is $9 as well.

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The Double Clutch stand is on the Loge Level outside section 215 (on the first base side of the press box).

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Your 2014 Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music

If you were at any of the Exhibition Games this weekend, along with taking in the new changes around the ballpark, you might have found yourself taking in some new music as well, especially as our players walked up to the plate, or our pitchers entered the games.

For players, this is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?

And, it’s a big deal because sometimes, fans might not remember your exact career batting average or ERA with the team, but they just might remember your at-bat song.

Take these blasts from the past, for instance, which were very distinctive and will probably always stick out–in my mind, at least–as being associated with a certain player at a certain time: Tyler Houston using Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” (2001);  Frank Catalanotto and Mark Kotsay using The Outfield’s “Your Love” (2009; 2011—”Josie’s on a vacation far away….”); or Brooks Kieschnick entering the game to George Strait’s “Cowboys Like Us” (2004).

So, if you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you’ll probably enjoy seeing this list—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.

DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free MLB At The Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on At The Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!

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2014 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Bianchi – “Tonight” by Jeremy Camp

Braun – “Still in this” by B.o.B

Davis – “Gangsta Rap Made me do it” by Ice Cube

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Courage to Grow” by Rebelution

Gomez – “All me” by Drake

Lohse ­– “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre

Lucroy – “You’re Going Down” by Sick Puppies

Maldonado – “Watch Out for this” by Major Lazer

“Odio (Remix)” by Baby Rasta

Overbay –“Given to Fly” by Pearl Jam

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

Ramirez – None (at his request)

Reynolds – “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen

Schafer – “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison

Segura – “Pa Que Tu Me Saluda” by Don Miguelo

“Dando Coriente” by El Alfa

Weeks – “Trophies” by Drake

2014 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

Duke – “Outsiders” by Eric Church

Estrada – “Bodies” by Drowning Pool

Gallardo – “My Time” by Fabolous

Garza – “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” by Tupac

Henderson – “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

Lohse – “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala

F. Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron

Smith – “Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

In case you weren’t aware, in addition to At The Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.

So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?

-CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

2014 Miller Park Preview

Earlier this year, we announced plans for several new additions to Miller Park in 2014 and, today, with just five days left before the #BrewersOpener, we were ready to show some of them off.

AJ Bombers:

Here’s something we are both personally psyched about: the arrival of AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar – with locations in Milwaukee and Madison – will occupy the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.

AJ Bombers will offer cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu will also include homestand specials, such as city-themed burgers as well as player-favorite burgers.  Stay tuned to the blog as we will continue to update the new menu items AJ Bombers will rotate in throughout the season.

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To start off the season (beginning at this weekend’s Exhibition Games), AJ Bomber’s special custard concrete concoction is “Bernie’s Concrete: The Cracker Jack.” It’s custard mixed with beer, caramel, salted peanuts and caramel corn—and it’s delicious. Here’s Bernie, enjoying his tasty treat:

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Brewers Authentics Kiosk

  • A new custom portable millwork display for the Brewers Authentics Collection (game-used items) has been added along the first base side of the Field Level concourse behind the Klement’s Grand Slam Grill. Follow @MILAuthentics on Twitter for updates on the latest game-used merchandise available!
  • This is a great place to get that unique gift idea.  Did the Brewers play on a date that is special to you?  Wedding day? Birthday? Anniversary? First ever game? You can purchase game-used items from that day at this location.

Brewers Team Store by Majestic Expansion:

  • The Brewers Team Store by Majestic, located in Miller Park’s Hot Corner, underwent a 300-square foot expansion which accommodates a larger footprint for “Brewed for Her” merchandise and apparel.

Concession Items

  • In addition to the new AJ Bombers fare, here are some new pizzas & wraps fans can expect to see at Miller Park this season. Stay tuned to the blog for “What John & Cait Ate” concession reviews on these items and more all season long!

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TGI Friday’s

Earlier this month, we told you that TGI Friday’s at Miller Park was undergoing renovations. It’s now complete and looks great! The newly-redesigned Fridays has a fun, energetic vibe with a dramatically redesigned bar.

 

Toyota Territory Redevelopment

  • The Toyota Territory in right-center field has undergone development from a private group amenity to a destination open to all fans in attendance at Miller Park. The renovated Toyota Territory has been converted from what was previously a 24-person private group space into an area capable of entertaining over 100 fans.  At 1,493 square feet, the Toyota Territory will offer a unique view to take in a game.

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Other new additions to look forward to in 2014 include the following:

Bob Uecker Statue in “The Last Row”

  • Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza, the new Bob Uecker statue will be in the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park. The statue will pay tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign which featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” The statue will sit atop the Uecker Seats in Miller Park’s Terrace Level (Section 422), and will feature an open seat next to it, allowing for a perfect photo opportunity. The statue was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist of the four statues outside Miller Park on the Home Plate Plaza.The Uecker Statue will be unveiled on April 25.

Brewers Wall of Honor

  • The “Brewers Wall of Honor” will commemorate Milwaukee Brewers players, coaches and executives who played prominent roles with the organization. The Wall of Honor will be a permanent exhibit on an exterior Miller Park wall adjacent to the Hot Corner entrance. Honorees will be recognized with a bronze plaque affixed to the wall, with their image and a brief synopsis of their Milwaukee baseball career etched onto the marker. The plaques are designed by Matthews International, designers of the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.The Wall will be unveiled in June.

East Lot Tailgate Pavilions

  • The East Lot Tailgate Pavilions have been refurbished with new wood fascia and signage.

Flag Poles

  • Three flag poles (one 25-foot flag pole and two 20-foot flag poles) have been installed on the landing behind Section 238, which is located beyond the left-center field wall. The American flag will fly on the 25-foot flag pole, while the Wisconsin State flag and a Brewers flag will fly on the 20-foot flag poles.

Scoreboard

  • The Miller Park scoreboard is the same, but detail-orientated fans might see some cosmetic differences with the in-game graphics.  Here is a sneak peak of how the board will look during a game.

Televisions

  • Approximately 150 flat screen televisions have been installed throughout the Miller Park concourses, replacing existing CRT televisions, to provide fans with the HD feed of the game.

Also on the construction front, the home clubhouse underwent some minor renovations, including the addition of three lockers in the coaches’ locker room and an expansion of the players’ dining room area. Other improvements to Miller Park include updates to the executive office lobby, new flooring in the Brewers Team Store at the Home Plate Gate, the addition of grow lights throughout Miller Park and the installation of a fire suppression system in the scoreboard control room and IT server room. In addition, the infield and outfield playing surface was replaced with new sod in October.

The Toyota Territory, Brewers Team Store by Majestic expansion and Authentics Collection kiosk was designed by Uihlein-Wilson Architects.  Design work for AJ Bombers was handled by Flux Design.

- John & Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Opening Day Ceremonies Set

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We just announced the ceremonies and special events for Monday’s Opening Day, a 1:10 p.m. start vs. Atlanta.  A reminder that tickets are sold out for Monday’s Opening Day, but tickets do remain for the other two games of the Atlanta series.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by a trio of Wisconsin-born Olympic heroes from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.  Matt Antoine, born in Prairie du Chien, Wis., was a bronze medalist in the Skeleton competition.  Brianna Decker, from Dousman, Wis. and Jessica Vetter, from Cottage Grove, Wis., were each members of the USA women’s hockey team that won the silver medal.  Decker now is on the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and Vetter is a graduate of the university.   It will be an honor to have these great athletes on hand to kick off the 2014 season.

An Opening Day tradition will continue Monday as Joseph Attanasio, father of Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, will sing the national anthem.

All fans in attendance Monday will receive the always popular 2014 Brewers schedule magnet (honestly, is there a refrigerator in Wisconsin that doesn’t have one!?  It is a staple for all summer plans.)

Here are some other key notes:

- When Tweeting about Opening Day, please use the hashtag #BrewersOpener.

- Parking Lots open at 10 a.m. on Monday.

- Gates to Miller Park open at 11 a.m. on Monday.

- If you do have tickets to Opening Day and are planning on driving to and parking at Miller Park, it is recommended that you plan ahead.  Fans may buy parking passes in advance for all home dates at Miller Park through the Miller Park box office, Brewers.com or by phone at 414-902-4000.  Parking passes for Opening Day are available, but in limited supply.

We are looking forward to a fun day!  See you Monday!

-JOHN and CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

 

 

 

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