Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hot Dog Alert #28

Another new baseball season, and another new name for the ballpark in which the Chicago White Sox play. Frankly, they change names so often I have given up trying to remember what it is called. There was nothing wrong with New Comiskey Park, but that was too practical for the Sox...and there was no money in it. 

While they can't get the name right for their digs, the White Sox never disappoint in the chow line. They change up their hot dog offerings fairly often and keep the selection unique. This year the Sox are offering, among others, the Cutter Dog. It is named after a pitch, but this is one pitch you won't mind if it hits you in the mouth. 

The Cutter starts with a chorizo sausage, then guacamole is serpentined across the top and then sprinkled with tortilla cheese shavings. It is a simple concoction that provides a pungent taste that will please your pie hole. 

If you make it to the White Sox ballpark, try one...and then e-mail me and let me know what they are calling the stadium this week. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hot Dog Alert #27

Not only do the Kansas City Royals have one of my favorite ballparks, every season they introduce a new specialty hot dog. My last few visits to Kauffman Stadium have left my tummy full and palate satisfied. This year, KC introduces the Sweet Tooth Lucky Dog

The Sweet Tooth Lucky includes a beef frank on a garlic butter toasted New England style bun, sweet baked beans, a maple-pepper bacon blend, chopped onions and yellow mustard. If you have not tried baked beans on a hot dog before, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. 

The Sweet Tooth Lucky is only available that the cleverly named Dog Father hot dog stand in the ballpark. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hot Dog Alert #26

It is always a good time at Coors Field in Colorado. How could you not have a blast at a ballpark named after a beer company? Beer makes anything taste good. But this year, the Colorado Rockies don't need a hoppy beverage to help ballpark food taste better, for 2018 marks the year of the Triple Play Dog

This meaty beast is a footlong that not only has a juicy frank on it, but is piled high with pulled pork, bacon bits and topped with purple slaw. Purple because it's the Rockies. Get it? If you are non baseball fan, first of all unfriend me, and secondly, purple is a primary color of the Rockies' uniforms. So, purple slaw. Now do you get it?

This dog is considered to be an extreme dog, but I consider a hot dog extreme when I need help eating it. I have a trip planned to Denver this summer to catch the Rockies in action and to down this dog as well, and from the look of it, while it will be a meal, I will have no issue devouring it solo.

No word on price, but nothing is cheap at the ballpark. My advice is use your credit card and don't look at the invoice until the following week to keep the indigestion from flaring up at the stadium.