Watching a baseball game is no longer just about hot dogs, peanuts and a few brewskis -- not while watching the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. For the 2014 season, you'll be able to graze on hot wings, tater tots, new seafood items and cask ale. The creative team behind the new menu items is made up of the Seattle Mariners, hospitality partner Centerplate and Centerplate Stir, and Seattle chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell. Their goal is to bring locally inspired, restaurant quality food to the ballpark. The new menu items, six of which are pictured here, also include Classic Wings, Barbecue Wings, Fried Cheese Curds, Fish & Chips, Oyster Po' Boy, Applewood Smoked Salmon Chowder and Clam Chowder.
The 2014 menu also includes cask-conditioned ales from local brewers that should pair well with the new food offerings. Cask ale is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer, also known as "real ale." It's being offered by brewers around the Pacific Northwest and served at two locations on the Main Concourse: Power Alley bar in the Mariners Hall of Fame and Museum, which features Northwest craft beers on tap; and a station located near Section 129, just behind home plate.
Cask ales joint a lineup of 50+ beers available at Safeco Field, including craft beers from Northwest breweries: Georgetown Brewing Comapny and Fremont Brewing of Seattle; Diamond Knot Craft Brewing of Mukilteo; Skagit River Brewery of Mt. Vernon; No-Li Brewhouse of Spokane; and GoodLife Brewing Company of Bend, Oregon.