Three Food Tips You Might Not Know About AT&T Park
|Enter here: Cheap beer, no line to get into the park.|
1. If you're going to line up to get into the stadium, do it at Public House. Getting a pregame table at Traci Des Jardins' remodeled sports bar is nigh impossible, but the bar has one of the city's more interesting beer selections, and all draft beers can be served in plastic cups that you can take inside. At $6, Anchor Steam and Stella cost $3 less than most of the beers inside, and I picked up a glass of Magnolia's Billy Sunday cask-aged bitter for $8 and a toffee-esque dark lager from Port Brewing for $8.50, then walked straight into the ballpark.
|Go Hebrew or go home.|
3. Bribe someone to let you into the Club Level concession area. No lines for the bathroom, no lines for most of the food stands, well-brined turkey breast and decent barbecued brisket at the Carvery stand, and freshly mixed caramel corn. We bought a box of the corn, and it was ridiculously gooey. Disgustingly gooey.
|Not feeling the Gilroy garlic fries.|
Other notes: Wasn't feeling the Gilroy garlic fries ― believe it or not, they could have used more garlic ― and rumors of the return of the lobster roll proved unfounded. One rumor I was unable to confirm: That the nachos delivered to you in the bleachers are better than the ones you pick up at the stalls. This true?