2018 IronPigs New Food and Concessions: Photos and Snarky Reviews

It’s still a couple weeks until baseball arrives at Coca Cola Park, but this past week our mouths start to water for that sweet, sweet ballpark food.  By the end of July we’ll be sick of it, but I promise you on April 12 the lines will be long.

The Pigs Food Finder is back, too.  Just cue up PigsFoodFinder.com on your smart phone and you can locate every food and drink item in the stadium in a moment.  It’s handy–even for us ballpark veterans.

Now let’s get to the new stuff.  This past week they declared “food week” and introduced the items listed below.  I’ll let you know where to find them (saving you the click over to the food finder) and give you my snarky, jaded review based on NOT having tried them yet.  (It’s just for fun; I’m glad they try new stuff.)

What Is It?

BBQ Pork Shank

Where Do I Get It?

Jaindl Smoke Shack on the third base line

Snarky Take

That onion looks good.  I bet I don’t get one like that.  And how big is this thing?  Does it feed two?  It looks like it needs a sturdier plate.  I hope it’s done properly–If it’s tough I’ll be disappointed.  I hope it’s not like $30.00, but regardless I’ll certainly try it.  I’ve been relatively unhappy with the quality of food at that smoke shack in the past, so this will get me back there unless they also make it available upstairs.

 

What Is It?

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Where Do I Get It?

Ferrous Funnel Cakes and Fries

Snarky Take

I’ll let my kids try this one and report back.  They’re old enough now I can harness the sugar rush and have them do something useful like clean my garage.  Comes with some dipping sauces it seems?  Do you really get both?  Looks like jelly and chocolate?  Do they sell cold milk there?  I’ll report let you know.

 

What Is It?

Pork Roll, Bacon, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich, with American Cheese on a Kaiser

Where Do I Get It?

Lunch Pail Grill roughly behind section 115

Snark

I like this idea a lot.  Am I going to have to walk downstairs to get it on the morning games, battling the kiddos fresh off the buses?  We’ll see.  Will the Kaiser be fresh?  I mean, I know I’m not getting two oranges that look like that, or any worthwhile garnish, but I don’t care.  This will pair with a bloody mary just fine, methinks.

 

What Is It?  

Deep Fried Cheesecake

Where Do I Get It?  

Lunch Pail Grill  (kinda surprised it’s not at the funnel cake stand, but I guess you gotta spread stuff around)

Snark

I might give this a try.  Now the chocolate sauce and raspberry sauce (or whatever it is) are making more sense.  I’d be interested to know what kind of plate do you get with this?  Do you get both dipping sauces?  It’s a neat idea, so I’m low on snark.

 

What Is It?

Nachos with mac ‘n cheese on top

Where Do I Get It?

Pizza Stand roughly behind section 108

Snark

When did we start putting mac n’ cheese on everything?   I mean I like mac just fine but I don’t need to be adding it to sandwiches and nachos and whatnot.  I’ll be passing on this one I think.

 

What Is It?  

“Dutch Dog” is all-beef hot dog with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut on top

Where Do I Get It?

Lunch Pail Hot Dog

Snark

Nope.  This is not for me.  Will never try.

What Is It?

Pork Roll Burger:  1/3 lb burger with pork roll and egg

Where Do I Get It?

Lunch Pail Grill

Snark

No way my garnish is ever going to look that nice.  Will the roll really hold it?  And I was thinking about that breakfast sandwich, too:  are these real eggs cooked fresh?  Reconstituted egg-like substance?  I like putting a fried egg on stuff but don’t out-kick your coverage here if it’s not really an egg let’s not waste our time.

What Is It?

Pickle On A Stick

Where Do I Get It?

Jaindl Smokehouse behind 117 and the Gluten Free Stand behind 104 or so

Snark

Yeah, I can get into this.  Is the stick necessary?  Is it pre-sliced?  That could make it useful for adding to other food items.  If not, big bites of pickle on 90-degree day this summer?  Yum!  And then the risk of impalement on that stick.  Nice!  Not bad at all for $9.50.  (Kidding, I don’t know)

 

Club Level

The following items will be added to the Club Level Bar Menu.  Sources close to the situation tell me that none of the items from last season have been removed–only these added.  This is where I do most of my eating, so these are of particular interest to me:

 

What Is It?

Breaded pork sandwich with carmelized onions and cheese.  Served with fries?

Snark

Oh, I’ll be trying this.  I’ll be interested to see if mine shows up with a fried jalapeno pepper.  It’s also more carbs than I’m supposed to have in a week, but I’ll give it a shot on a special occasion–like on a day when there’s a baseball game.

 

What Is It?

Chimichurri Pork Skewers, with fries

Snark

This could be good.  It might hinge on the quality of the chimichurri.

 

What Is It?

Fish ‘n Chips, with tartar sauce

Snark

None.  Good add.

What Is It?

Steak Salad and Grilled Chicken Salad

Snark

We’ve been asking for this for years.  My old buddy Ed, who I almost murdered with homemade bloody marys before a morning game one time, used to sit at the corner of the bar with me.  Almost every day, he would lament the lack of a salad anywhere in Coca Cola Park.  He doesn’t come to games anymore–in fact, I’m worried that he might no longer be with us.  However, Mrs. Kram and I often bring back that lament after we’ve been through the bar menu a few times–around June 12.  You can get a nice greek salad or a gyro in a bowl out at the gyro stand, so we do that a fair amount.  But this is the one we wanted.

Now, the problem.  Sources with information about the situation tell me that there will be no substitutions when ordering this salad.  Chicken or Beef.  Bleu Cheese or Ranch.  Done.  Don’t try to order it without tomatoes or onions or whatever.  They’re going to have them pre-made to a point (hopefully not too far in advance).  So, fine.  I get it.  But what about those fries?!?  They’re not on there ahead of time.  “Just leave them off if I order it that way,”  I said.   “Then we’re gonna know exactly which @#!&% ordered it,” I was told.  *sigh*   OK, I guess I’ll be picking those fries off on the nights I’m loyal to my diet.

 

See you in the concession lines,

@Kram209



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