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15 Beautiful Things to Eat at Dodgers Stadium That Aren’t Peanuts or Cracker Jacks

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A staple for Los Angeles residents is to frequent Dodgers Stadium during baseball season. It is, after all, America’s pastime. When you’re not busy watching Kemp strike out, you’re probably wondering what you want eat. Now we don’t know about you, but peanuts and crackerjacks just don’t fill us up enough for a 3-hour game.

Though stadium food can be expensive, we at Foodbeast want you to get the most for your money. That being said, we took an afternoon and did some hard-hitting research on some of the best food options you can get at Dodgers Stadium. While their game against the Chicago White Sox was a tad disappointing, we made the most of our time there nonetheless. Our stomachs stretched so your wallets don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

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BBQ Beef Sandwich

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What: A 12-hour slow-cooked beef brisket smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with pickles and onions between two hamburger buns. Comes with coleslaw and potato salad. Tangy, hearty and they don’t skimp on the sauce.

Price: $10

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Elote

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What: Roasted corn seasoned with cheese, mayo and chili powder. Super flavorful and tasty. Definitely worth the money but a tad bit messy.

Price: $5

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Louisiana Hot Sausage

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What: A spicy Louisinana sausage dog topped with coleslaw and bleu cheese. The sausage is buried somewhere under all that slaw, but it’s definitely a recommend.

Price: $9

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Italian Meatball Marinara Sandwich

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What: Italian meatballs that were hand-formed and thrown into a sandwich with special seasonings. Some of the best meatballs we’ve ever tried. Definitely worth it.

Price: $9

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Lasorda’s Pasta Platter

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What: Penne topped with a zesty marinara sauce. Includes two hand-formed Italian meatballs and parmesan cheese. A carbo load option for all the photography we had ahead of us.

Price: $10

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Chicken Parmesan

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What: Hand-breaded chicken breast served on an Italian roll and covered in marinara sauce, Provolone cheese and grated Parmesan. Another sandwich from Mr. Lasorda’s Trattoria.

Price: $9

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Brooklyn Dodger Dog

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What: East Coast cousin of the Dodger Dog, the Brooklyn Dodger Dog is made with a casing that adds a much welcomed crunch. Just make sure to load it with condiments before feeding the Lasorda.

Price: $7.50

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Garlic Fries

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What: Fries smothered in a garlic marinade. A very popular snack at Dodger stadium, sold at practically every stand.

Price: $7.75

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Big Kid Dog

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What: A hot dog topped with a melted heap of mac n’ cheese and a generous handful of fritos. For the big kid in all of us.

Price: $8.50

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LA Extreme Bacon Dog

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What: A 1/3-pound all-beef dog that’s wrapped in three slices of applewood smoked bacon, smothered in grilled peppers and onions and topped with mustard and mayo. Because we Californians love bacon-wrapped anything.

Price: $9.50

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Doyer Dog, Jr.

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What: Drenched in nacho cheese, chili, jalapeño  and pico de gallo. For those with a taste for spicy, the Doyer Dog is the perfect choice.

Price: $8.50

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Frito Pie Dog

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What: Made with chili, cheese and half a bag of Fritos. We recommend saving a few Frito chips to dip the chili cheese that falls out of your dog. Because you will spill.

Price: $8.50

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The Heater

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What: Topped with a special bleu cheese coleslaw and smothered in a spicy buffalo wing sauce. The dog added the necessary heat to a pretty weak game.

Price: $8.50

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Homestand Special – Chicago Dog

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What: Dodger Stadium has a tradition of making a customized hot dog in honor of the opposing team. Since they faced the White Sox the night we attended, behold the Chicago Dog. Made with a  slice of pickle, tomato and a buttload of relish. Fell to pieces after two bites, but the dog was picked clean regardless.

Price: $9

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Cannoli

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What: A Sicilian pastry lined with chocolate, filled with creamy filling and topped with more chocolate chips. A sweet end to a bittersweet game.

Price: $6

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Honorable Mention: Kirin Frozen Beer

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Fast Food

Del Taco Delivers Carne Asada and Fry-Stuffed Epic California Burritos

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Late last year, GQ described the California Burrito as “one of the most elegantly decadent foods you’ve never heard of.” A hefty, Chipotle-sized tank crammed with some arrangement of steak, cheese, pico, sour cream, guacamole, and, the clincher, golden crispy french fries, California Burritos are the leading cause of failed diets in the Golden State. It’s scientific fact.

They also happen to be a perfect addition to Del Taco’s Epic Burrito line. For a limited time, the new Cali Steak & Guac combines all the aforementioned ingredients within one massive 18-ounce wrap, descriptively named for anyone who hasn’t been blessed enough to try a real California burrito in person.

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We decided to sample the beast ourselves for breakfast this morning, and while not nearly as artery-clogging as we might have liked, the Cali Steak & Guac should be perfectly palatable for anyone just looking to dip their feet in the waters of guacamole and french fry-loaded degeneracy. It’s also available with a free medium drink, along with the rest of the Epic line, through Wednesday June 18.

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Health

Hate Cilantro? Blame Your Genes!

Ever wonder why some foods are just universally adored while others seem to have a more polarized set of opinions? Take cilantro for example. Proponents of this pungent green garnish are usually passionately approving of its taste whereas others (such as yours truly) simply abhor the flavor entirely.

Up until now, we’ve generally accepted a ‘different-strokes-for-different-folks’ explanation for this difference in taste and shrugged off this discrepancy as a matter of preference. It would now seem, however, that there is evidence to support that one’s cilantro disposition could be genetic.

A Study conducted by the University of Toronto of a sample of over 1,400 young adults showed a correlation between cilantro preference and certain ethnic groups. The study showed that individuals of an East Asian background (the segment in which I fall into) tend to dislike the garnish more than most with 21% expressing their dislike of cilantro. People of  Middle Eastern ethnicity appear to be more fond of cilantro with roughly 3% of that segment declaring their distaste for the herb.

While there appears to be a definite correlation between ethnic background and a propensity toward cilantro, it has still yet to be determined whether or not there is a specific gene that creates an aversion to cilantro in certain individuals.

[via Gizmodo, Flavour]

[THX and Photo Credit to Wikimedia Commons]

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Cravings

Slater’s 50/50: California Burrito Burger

Any fan of California-based Mexican cuisine will smile with glee when someone mentions a California-style Burrito. The folks over at Slater’s 50/50 (tons of coverage lately on these guys, I know!) in Anaheim Hills, CA have pieced together a mean rendition of this California favorite…fused with a fully functioning burger. We’re looking at fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, a bed of french fries, Carne Asada seasoned choice ground chuck and topped off with a smokey chipotle sour cream between two flakey buns. (PicThx Slater’s 50/50)