Crazy Concession Stand Classics

With baseball season getting underway for 2015, it’s worth asking what some of the new concession items will be, as food purveyors seek to balance traditional delights with health-conscious and trendy offerings. 

Last year, People magazine took a look some of the season’s more novel concessions – prepared, we trust, under the helpful ventilating powers of the right Concession Hood:

A trip to see the minor league Wilmington Blue Rocks in Wilmington, DE could not have been considered complete without ordering a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dog, a hotdog that’s served in a Krispy Kreme bun (a doughnut, really) and that’s garnished with bacon and raspberry jelly.

If you were up for a trek to New York’s Yankee Stadium, hopefully you went all out and got a fried chicken piece served between a pair of waffles with the Yankee logo pressed into them. One would likely not suffice for those used to downing man-sized portions of ballpark grub. Fortunately, you could have supplemented your waffle-wich with the Nacho Helmet, three-quarters of a pound of nacho chips with your selection of toppings.

There would have been little point in ordering anything other than The Beast while catching a contest featuring the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The grilled bratwurst (practically the official food of Wisconsin, after cheese) was cut in half to make room for a hot dog. The combo was then tied together with a wrap of bacon and finished with grilled onions and sauerkraut on a pretzel roll…because how are you supposed to enjoy a beer without some form of pretzel?

You just couldn’t have avoided a local favorite while cheering for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Crab, which seems to be everywhere in Maryland, was placed over a hot dog that was also crammed with macaroni and cheese. The only topping possible to be placed on this creation was the famous Old Bay Seasoning.

Play ball – and happy concessioning!