On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners and Centerplate, the team’s concession partner, along with consulting Chef Ethan Stowell, invited local media to T-Mobile Park’s First Base Terrace Club to sample some food and beverages available for fans this season.
The items were singularly local and creative. Li’l Woody’s served a savory/sweet combo
known as ’95 Slide ($11) — hand-cut French fries with a side of Full Tilt Ice Cream shake for dipping. Metropolitan Market offered fresh cookies ($7) packed with two kinds of Belgian chocolate, toasted walnuts, and sprinkled with fleur de sel. Cocktail connoisseur and James Beard Award semifinalist Anu Apte created the Magenta Mojo ($12.50), a signature drink that includes two types of liqueur, hibiscus, aromatic bitters, soda water, and vodka.
Just like a starting pitcher must pitch five complete innings in order to record a win, here are five must-eat menu items you should try in order to record a successful culinary visit to T-Mobile Park this season.
Paseo Caribbean Food in SODO and Fremont has earned a reputation for serving softball-sized pulled pork sandwiches. Just as delicious is Paseo’s roasted corn on the cob, which is served slathered in garlic aioli, parmesan cheese, Paseo spices, and topped with cilantro. (Edgar’s Cantina & Edgar’s Home Run Porch)
For many fans, grilled burgers, hot dogs, and sausages are stadium staples. But what if you are a fan who is a vegan or a vegetarian? This season, Beyond Meat is serving up a spicy or sweet Italian sausages ($8.50) made from vegan, plant-based protein and topped with your choice of condiments. Gluten-free buns also are available. Similarly, a plant-based burger patty ($16) comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, and vegan mayo. (The Natural – Section 132)
Drizzled in gochujang chili sauce and horseradish crema, flecked with green onions and tiny pearls of red tobiko, and topped with furikake Japanese seasoning, KuKu Fries ($10) could be considered an impish alternative to regular French fries, garlic fries, or even poutine. (Hit It Here Café)
Fat’s Chicken and Waffles in Seattle’s Central District offers a deep-fried chicken breast sandwich ($13.50) with garlic aioli, house-made pimento cheese, tomato, pickle, and mixed greens on a toasted bun. It’s hard not to splurge on a side dish when it’s Mac & Cheese ($6.50) prepared with creole spiced Tillamook cheddar and mozzarella cheese sauce. (The ‘Pen)
For grown-ups with a sweet tooth, Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream in Pike Place Market serves Prosecco Floats — namely, a single-scoop of hand-dipped Lopez Island Creamery ice cream topped with San Martino Doc Extra Dry. (The ‘Pen and Main Level – Section 152)