Forget peanuts & Cracker Jacks. The Birmingham Barons & Parkview Catering have changed the game with their new contemporary concessions menu.
Executive Chef Nick Tittle has whipped up a few new items that are sure to score points with Barons fans.
I was recently invited to attend private media event hosted by the Baron's marketing team to get a sneak preview of their "new" concessions bites and try out the existing fan favorites.
The new Chicken & Waffles features two mini waffles as sandwich buns with a boneless fried chicken cutlet drizzled with sweet maple syrup (syrup available on the side as well).
The Irish Nachos – a boat of crispy french fries topped with pulled pork, hot melted cheese, savory bourbon sauce, and chives – are the perfect indulgence. Fans can find the Chicken & Waffles in the Magic City Grill food court down the 1st baseline, while the Irish Nachos will be available at every concession stand at Regions Field.
Smokehouse Honey wings & traditional Buffalo wings are also going to be a popular item on the concession menu. The wings are served with ranch dipping sauce and a couple of fresh celery sticks. Thankfully they stuck to tradition when it came to the traditional Buffalo wing recipe. The Smokehouse Honey wings were awesome! I liked the fact that they were lightly sauced, but full of flavor.
Also new to concessions stands this year is Gold Peak Tea, a Coca-Cola product. Gold Peak’s product line at the ballpark will feature refreshing green tea, peach tea, and of course sweet tea – a Birmingham staple.
The Barons will also be introducing new alcoholic drink products through partner Miller/Coors. On a hot summer day, a refreshing Arnold Palmer Spiked (half iced tea, half lemonade) with alcohol in a 24oz can will quench fans’ thirst. New lime and pineapple flavored crisp light beers from 2 Hats will accompany Peroni, an Italian pale lager, for the more adventurous palate.
Parkview Catering is the official in-house food service provider of Regions Field and the Birmingham Barons. In addition to the concessions food, they provide premium catering services to the luxury suites and party areas nightly at Barons games. They also serve up-scale dining and catering for Regions Field’s over 120 special events yearly including weddings, fundraisers, meetings, and parties.
The Barons open their season on April 11 at 7:05 p.m. at Regions Field.
The ticket office at Regions Field is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets to upcoming games can be purchased at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame
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The Birmingham Restaurant Raider