No not the food of giants, but food at the Giants baseball game. Yesterday we were the lucky recipients of tickets to the game. Not only tickets, but admission to the Luxury Suite my wife's employer holds. This is a great way to see a game and I recommend you try it if you get a chance. This suite is bigger than our first apartment. A living area with couches and buffet area and outside, about 20 private box seats. There are T.V.'s all around to catch the replays if you miss the live action.
On previous visits food and drinks were provided, but today only drinks. I'm not complaining, they were mighty fine beverages. Beer,wine and soda. I sampled the Cabernet Rancho Sisquoc from Santa Maria; it put me and others in a baseball mood. Before I get onto the important business of food. The Giants won! They beat L.A. 2-1.
Baseball food has gone well beyond peanuts($5) and Cracker Jacks ($4). It is a food feast! We started in left field beyond the huge baseball glove. Orlanado's Caribbean BBQ is owned by former Giants' player Orlando Cepeda. He offers two items the Cha Cha bowl and the Baby Bull both $8.75. We opted for the later, a sliced grilled tri tip sandwich with garlic caramlized onions. Add a little chipotle sauce for a spicy kick. I probalbly would have sliced the beef a little thinner for easier eating, but that's a minor quibble.
The smell of the Gordon Biersch Garlic Fries($6) hovers over the ballpark. I recommend that both you and those around you eat some, so all may ooze garlic at an equal rate. My kids tried the S.F. rendition of a Chicago Dog with sport peppers and such. It tasted good if not a little messy. Our next choice was a hot link($5) and nachos($4). The link was just spicy not really hot. The nachos were of the plastic cheese variety, strike three to them..you're otta here!
Hot link and plastic nachos
The choices of food are endless. Some of the items we didn't try. Lobster Rolls($13) and Shrimp Louis($10) from Pacific Catch. Hofbrau style fresh sliced sandwiches and fresh strawberry shortcake looked great but we didn't want to stand in line. Doggie Diner makes an appearance with Giants' Dogs($3.75). I missed the old doggie head logo. Could we bring one to the ballpark please?
All the concessions offer large portions and are a reasonably priced considering you are a captive audience. The best value of the day were the free mini sandwiches ( my favorite price) given away by Columbus Salame outside the park. Go Giants!