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.
Here's a healthier option to wolfing down a hot dog. The Crab Roll features local Dungeness crab served on a soft roll with shredded lettuce, tomato and house-made remoulade. Available at Sound Seafood in the Third Base Terrace Club.
Honey Serrano Wings
With a name like that, how can you resist? Honey Serrano Wings are tossed with house-made honey-serrano sauce and spiced with Bonache's Hatch hot sauce. Available at Swingin' Wings in The 'Pen.
Gotta love tater tots! These Dirty Tots are crispy Northwest tater tots topped with Beecher's Flagship Cheddar, Carlton Farms pork belly and Bay Valley pickled peppers. Say that five times! Available at Swingin' Wings in The 'Pen.
Oysters & Chips
Oysters & Chips are made with Taylor Shellfish freshly-shucked oysters. They're hand-dredged in cornmeal flour and served with thick-cut sidewinder chips and house-made remoulade sauce. Available at Sound Seafood in the Third Base Terrace Club.
Try to get your mouth around this sammy! The Salmon Sandwich features fresh local salmon served on a brioche bun with pickled red onion, arugula and house-made remoulade. Available at Sound Seafood in the Third Base Terrace Club.
How can something that looks so good be bad for you? These Deep-Fried Pickles are crispy dill pickle spears dredged in a light batter. Available at Swingin' Wings in The Pen.