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Three Foods To Try At Rogers Centre

The food situation has improved at the home of the Blue Jays, and today Rogers Centre features a fairly impressive menu, even if it’s not quite as varied and full of gourmet options as some ballparks like Citi Field or Citizens Bank Park.

It’s all overpriced of course, and perhaps I’d say even more so than at most ballparks, since the Canadian exchange rate isn’t favorable to Americans as it once was. But after doing a walkthrough, I found three items that are certainly worth trying if you’re wondering what to eat at Rogers Centre:

1) The Garrison Creek Home Run Footlong Dog – OK, just call it a Home Run Dog or Garrison Footlong if you don’t want to say all that when you’re debating what to get with your date. But this puppy is one nicely dressed dog, different from any I’ve seen at a ballpark.

It’s a footlong dog obviously (and come to think of it, why isn’t it a two-decimeter dog or whatever the metric version of it would be?), but it’s thicker than most ballpark footlongs...and it’s adorned with maple flavored baked beans, cheddar and bacon bits.

You could just put bacon bits in maple baked beans and I’d be happy, but add that big dog to it and I might even pay to see a losing team.

2) Quaker Steak Wings. Wings aren’t exactly the ideal ballpark food…they’re messy, and you don’t want to be in your seat wearing your $80 jersey and munching on something that may drip oil and red sauce on it. Because let’s face it, you’re going to want to finish the wings before you clean it off.

But if you don’t mind sitting at a picnic table before the game and eating, Quaker Steak makes some great wings. They’re meatier than most wings, and at Rogers Centre you can choose from several different hot sauces including something called “Louisiana Lickers”.

Quaker Steak can be found in other ballparks like PNC Park in Pittsburgh, but that doesn’t make them not worth trying.

3) The Bases Loaded Nachos. Or the nachos at the Muddy York Market, if you’re interested in more choices of things to pile onto your chips. Either way, if you’re a nacho buff, Rogers Centre definitely has you covered.

At the Budweiser King Club, with its own bar and carvery, you can get the Bases Loaded Nachos…with beef brisket (!), BBQ sauce, jalapenos, caramelized onions, salsa, pepper-infused sour cream, and 3-bean chili. I don’t know what pepper-infused sour cream means exactly, but yes, I’ll have a double helping on my chips.

There are plenty of other choices of food at Rogers; I mean no disrespect to Shopsy’s great smoked meat sandwiches or the multitude of choices at the Muddy York Market. If you want to know about the food selection at the home of the Jays, be sure to get yourself one of these!

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