Major League Baseball is back and that means warm days, cracker jacks, fans cheering and hotdogs!
In 2016, hotdogs remained the top food at major league baseball games with nearly 19.4 million hotdogs consumed in ballparks across the country. While ballpark menus have grown, the dog continues to reign king. At Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, more than 2.6 million “Dodger Dogs” will be eaten. That’s enough hotdogs to round the bases 3,683 times!
Here are a few more favorite stadium hotdogs:
Turner Field, Atlanta
In Atlanta you can enjoy the fast fried Dixie Dog. The Dixie is a half-pound, foot long topped with mustard based barbecue sauce, pulled pork, pickles and southern slaw.
Chase Field, Phoenix
It appears that Diamondback fans are no strangers to hotdog innovation. They’ve seen a hotdog wrapped in a churro, a hotdog topped with chorizo and in 2016 fans were introduced to the Cheeseburger Dog. It’s a deep-fried dog made from char-grilled hamburgers, served with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a secret house-made sauce.
Fenway Park, Boston
The famous Fenway Frank is an all-beef hotdog that is steamed, grilled and placed into a New England style bun (crustless). The Fenway Frank is a homegrown frank made in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Wrigley Field, Chicago
What’s a trip to Chicago without a having a Chicago Dog? At Wrigley field you can get the Wrigley version of the Chicago Dog, a garlicy, steamed dog in a poppy seed bun, topped with sautéed sweet onions and peppers, tomato, pickles, mustard, relish and a dash of celery salt….yum!
Comerica Park, Detroit
Come watch the Tigers and lineup for your Coney Dog! A bean-less chili, from the Detroit Chili Company, Coney Chili, with mustard and onions on top.
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
When you think of Kansas City food, you think about barbeque. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to find the All Star BBQ Dog. It’s all about the BBQ sauce with this hotdog that is topped with pulled pork, pickles, coleslaw and more BBQ sauce!
And then there is the plain hotdog and the condiments table, where you can make your own version of one of America’s favorite foods. And after 141 years of baseball, there is finally an official hotdog of major league baseball . . .”Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs” has been officially named the hotdog of MLB.
What do you like to put on your hotdog? Or share your favorite ballpark hotdog.