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Today is the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year–the first day of the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, which runs today through Sunday, August 11.
State Fair has been a great partner of ours here at the Brewers and we’ve had a popular ticket package with the Fair for several years now. This year, it’s $15 Brewers Fair Fridays.
For $15, you get a Brewers Terrace Reserved ticket to one of our Friday night home games, plus one general admission ticket to State Fair. Since Terrace Reserved tickets are typically around $18 and State Fair tickets are $10, you’re already saving $13 with the purchase of the package. AND now, with our announcement of the Fans Eat Free promotion, where, for the month of August, all fans attending any of the 12 Brewers home games will receive a $10 voucher for free concessions, merchandise and game tickets at Miller Park, this offer is a steal!
This package is only on sale through the end of the Fair (Sunday, August 11), so you’ll have to hurry. The remaining five Brewers Fair Fridays (plus promotions you’ll double or triple-up on) are as follows:
- Friday, August 2 vs. Washington Nationals @ 7:10pm (Tomorrow!)
- Plus, Fans Eat Free!
- And, the first 30,000 fans will receive a Robin Yount Poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of Robin’s retirement as a player. (Get there early for the pregame ceremony!)
- Friday, August 16 vs. Cincinnati Reds @ 7:10pm
- Plus, Fans Eat Free!
- And, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Bernie Brewer can coozie in celebration of Birthday Weekend at Bernie’s!
- Friday, August 30 vs. Los Angeles Angels @ 7:10pm
- Plus, Fans Eat Free!
- Friday, September 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds @ 7:10pm
- Friday, September 20 vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ 7:10pm
- And, the first 20,000 fans 21 and older will receive a Brewers grilling set, courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
Don’t forget that in addition to our Fair Fridays, we’ve also got a lot of other great deals that you can double-up on with Fans Eat Free this month, like our Brew Crew & the Zoo ticket offer, where you get a Brewers ticket to select games (August dates are 8/21 & 8/30 ), a Zoo ticket and a beverage tumbler for just $20; our Crew H-D Ticket package which gets you a Harley-Davidson Museum ticket and a Brewers Terrace Reserved Ticket (August dates are 8/2 & 8/21); Time Warner Cable Student Nights on Fridays (tickets are $9 or $11.50 and some include a t-shirt!); the Miller Lite Beerpen on Fridays (tickets are $23 and include a t-shirt); Miller High Life Mondays ($9 Terrace Reserved tickets every Monday); and Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days (August date is 8/21).
For more information on these Fan Value offers, visit brewers.com/fanvalues.
See you soon!
Brewers Ticket Packages Featuring State Fair, the Zoo and the Harley-Davidson Museum Go On Sale Friday
Today we announced a variety of ticket packages in partnership with several local attractions that are sure to be a hit with Brewers fans this season. Each ticket package offers savings on admittance to select Brewers home games and other events or local attractions.
For details on all of these great deals, including game dates and purchase information, fans can visit the Fan Value Corner at Brewers.com/fanvalues. The ticket packages will be available starting March 1 at the Miller Park Box Office, online at Brewers.com/fanvalues or by calling (414) 902-4000. Below is a preview of these ticket packages:
Brewers $15 Fair Fridays
At Miller Park, every Friday is a $15 Fair Friday. A Fair Friday purchase includes one Terrace Reserved ticket to any Friday Brewers game during the 2013 season and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair presented by U.S. Cellular®. For tickets, call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/statefair. Offer ends August 11.
Brew Crew & the Zoo Ticket Package
For just $20, fans can experience the Brew Crew and the Zoo. Get one Terrace Reserved ticket to select Brewers games and one 2013 adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo (valid through December 31, 2013, tickets not valid in conjunction with any other offer), plus a free Brew Crew & the Zoo beverage tumbler. Valid game dates include the following: May 28, June 6, July 10, July 23, August 21, August 30 and September 2. For more information, please call (414) 902-4000 or visit Brewers.com/zoo. Offer ends September 2.
Crew H-D Ticket Package
For just $18, fans can join Crew H-D and get a ticket package that includes a Brewers ticket to one of eight select games during the 2013 season and one adult admission ticket to the Harley-Davidson Museum® (valid anytime during the Museum’s normal business hours, excluding August 29-September 1). For tickets, fans may visit the Miller Park Ticket Office, go to Brewers.com/hdmuseum or call (414) 902-4000. Offer ends September 16.
Also, don’t forget about the 2-Man Advantage Ticket Package, which is currently on sale:
For just $19, fans will get one Stern & Bow ticket to the Admirals home game on Friday, March 22 AND one Terrace Reserved ticket to the April 5, April 16 or May 8 Brewers home games at Miller Park during the 2013 season. Visit Brewers.com/admirals. Offer ends March 21.
Also, don’t forget that the Brewers Exhibition Games also go on sale on Friday, so pick up those tickets while you’re at it, too, because Brewers Baseball is just 33 days away!
“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
This week in 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 and review it here, for you.
Here in Wisconsin, we should be very proud because our state fair: The Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular–is indeed a great state fair (and the only state fair around)! It is one of the best in the country, well-known for the excellent entertainment, competitions, and probably most of all, the amazing array of delicious–and oftentimes, unique–food.
Each year, people across the state and even those outside of the state, flock to West Allis to take in the Fair and it’s fare. Well, now you can satisfy some of your cravings just a little bit earlier than August because Sportservice, which also provides a lot of the food service for the fair, has opened a State Fair-inspired food stand at Miller Park.
We’re really excited because, here at the Brewers, we have a wonderful relationship with the Wisconsin State Fair. In fact, our $13 Fair Fridays ticket package [a Terrace ticket to a Friday home game, plus a general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair, good any day of the Fair, August 2-12--for just $13] is among the top sellers year in and year out. Thus, now when fans purchase this package, they’ll get to enjoy Wisconsin State Fair treats at least twice this year!
So, this week, Chef John invited us to sample the variety of deep-fried items (plus margaritas!) from the new 1st Base Fry Bar, in the right-field corner on Field Level.
Read on for a description, photos and reviews!
Gourmet Corn Brat-$6.00
This is just what it sounds like–a corn dog, but instead of a hot dog, Chef John’s crew has deep fried another Wisconsin favorite: a Klement’s brat!
John: Nothing says State Fair like food on a stick! This is definitely not a full meal, but a pretty good snack. Try it with the Secret Stadium Sauce. The corn dogs and corn brats are dipped fresh with batter right at the stand, they are never frozen.
Cait: I cannot remember the last time I had a corn dog, but this corn brat brought back memories of grade school lunches. The brat added a new, unexpected dimension to the flavor and hey, who doesn’t love food on a stick?!
(out of 5)
Deep Fried Cheesecake- $7.50
John: I really didn’t know what to expect with this one, but I thought it was pretty good. Not to go all gourmet on everyone, but it tasted like a strawberry blintz or a strawberry crepe. I would share this with a friend, it was perfectly sized for two.
Cait: This dessert was definitely rich, to say the least! The cheesecake was warm and melted in my mouth. The effect kind of reminded me of a cannoli, or a crepe as John said. As with most of these items, I’m also going to recommend you share with friends–too rich for for me to eat the entire thing on my own! Chef John tells us they are going to experiment with this treat, trying a deep-friend bananas foster type treat, so stay tuned!
(out of 5)
Funnel Fries- $4
John: I can’t visit State Fair without a Funnel Cake, but I always find them messy. You are picking them apart and tearing pieces off here and there. It was almost like eating french toast sticks that I remember as a kid. This made the Funnel Cake experience cleaner and easier to eat. A delicious sweet treat.
Cait: These funnel fries were very sweet and, like the cheesecake, melted in my mouth.
(out of 5)
BBQ or Buffalo Boneless Chicken Wings- $9.50
State Fair style boneless chicken wings, served with BBQ or Buffalo sauce, and a side of french fries.
John: You could put Buffalo sauce on pretty much anything and I would enjoy it. At the same time, the BBQ flavored wings were also excellent. These were easy to eat–since they are boneless, you can just use a fork. This could serve as a full meal for one as the order contained plenty of the boneless wings. In addition, the fresh-cut fries completed the plate.
Cait: These wings were probably my favorite item at the stand. Both the BBQ and Buffalo style were very good. The portion sizes were very generous and I think this would make a good meal, or again, a good snack to share with friends.
(out of 5)
Deep Fried Bacon Strips- $7.50
The name says it all. Deep. Fried. Bacon Strips.
John: Pretty hard to describe these. If you are in for something unique, try this snack. I don’t think I would eat an entire serving of these all by myself, but it would be fun to share as a group. Although, it is pretty hard to stop snacking on these.
Cait: “Those are addicting,” Chef John warned us, as we dove into the basket of bacon strips. Yes, I can see what he means. It’s got the salty bacon-y taste, wrapped in a soft deep-fried outer shell. And the portion size here is also very generous, so once again, a good item to get with a group of friends, just to try something new.
(out of 5)
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: All of these items can be found at 1st Base Fry Bar, located in the right-field corner on the Field Level (near the Associated Bank Kids Zone). This stand also features a couple of the speciality french fries we featured last year, The Montreal and the Garlic Fries, as well as a variety of beverages. Note: If fried foods aren’t your thing, ham, turkey and veggie deli wraps are also available for just $6.50 at this stand as well!
Chef John also wanted us to try the Frozen Cocktails at the adjacent stand. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it! Plus, all that deep fried fare was making us thirsty…
Frozen Cocktails -$9.50
Strawberry, Blue Raspberry and Regular are the margarita flavors offered at the Frozen Cocktails stand, along with a special flavor that will change throughout the season. Today’s flavor was mango (pictured above, left).
John: I’m really not a huge fan of the sugary frozen drinks, but these cocktails were both pretty refreshing–perfect for washing down some salty fried food. They both tasted like fruit smoothies, which could get a little dangerous. Drink responsibly! (Side note: I love the souvenir mug with the Barrel Man logo!)
Cait: Forget 5 o’clock. It’s game time and these frozen cocktails are delicious! They’ll instantly make you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere tropical. Very refreshing and a great choice during a hot summer day game!
(out of 5)
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: All of these items can be found at the Frozen Cocktails stand next to the 1st Base Fry Bar, located in the right-field corner on the Field Level. This stand also features wine and slushies.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? Want to dispute our reviews? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!
We’ll be back with another edition of What John and Cait Ate during the next homestand and until then, stay cool and…Bon Appetit!