Monday, April 18, 2011

Stadium Treats: Raley Field

Spring time is our favorite time of year. The sun is out for a longer period of time, everything is blooming, and of course, its baseball season.

We are a baseball family. Our son is a catcher for his little league team. We catch every possible game out there -- minor league, major league, it doesn't matter. We try to make sure to attend as many "All Star Game" Fanfests as we can. As foodbloggers, one of the great perks of visiting a new stadium is partaking in the fare offered at these locations. What better way to check out not only our nation's favorite pastime but also the regional cuisine offered up in the different cities where there is a baseball team and stadium?

We've tasted Dodger Dogs, Giant Turkey Legs (from Turkey Mike's in Municipal Stadium in San Jose, CA), and Frito Pies (Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, CA) just to name a few. A few weeks back, we took in a River Cats game in Sacramento, CA. Here is just a quick "roster" of the different food options found at the stadium ranked by USA Today as one of the "10 Great Places for a Baseball Pilgrimage":

Walkin' Taco - A seasoned waffle cone filled with slaw, tomatoes, peppers, onions, chipotle sauce and your choice of tri-tip, chicken or chayote squash. Deep fried jalapeno to top it off is optional.
Donut Burger - A burger topped with two slices of bacon, Tillamook cheddar cheese, and sandwiched between two donuts.

Dinger Dog - A half-pound hot dog nested in a bun large enough to feed a small town.

Raley Field
400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesday :: Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sliders

This past weekend, we took a trip to the Golden Bear in Sacramento, CA. Hankering for the much touted "Juicy Lucy," we found ourselves diving in to these little ditties instead. Because their menus are seasonal, we weren't able to order this signature burger. Disappointed? Not so much...the Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sliders were "awesome" according to our son who wolfed all three in record time. The barbecue sauced served with each order packed enough heat to get the taste buds going, preparing them for the wonderful flavor combinations found in each bite.

Golden Bear
2326 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Golden Bear on Urbanspoon