Posted at 10:06 AM on June 10, 2008
by Than Tibbetts
Being that it was a weekend feature, this NY Times article might have flown under your radar.
Times food writer Peter Meehan hoped around to a dozen ballparks to sample food for an article that, perhaps, is a little too high-minded. If a "large" Cubs fan wants to throw his head back and guzzle spicy curly fries from a cup, who are we to judge?
The real treat here, though, is the interactive tour of ballpark food. At the Dome, Papa John's pizza gets panned as being "soggy" and "rubbery."
What brought a smile to my face, however, was this review:
All this food talk got me thinking (as well as hungry) — what's your traditional Metrodome feast?
And, if you've been to Chicago, is the food really that bad?
When I get to a Twins game, I can usually count on two trips to the concourse, once for nachos and once for a Dome Dog, a tradition held since the 2002 ALDS, where a fourth inning nacho run lead to seven Twins runs on the bottom of the inning against the Oakland A's.
Yes, it's a superstition.
Papa Johns is soggy and rubbery even if you don't get it at the dome.
The writer liked Milwaukee's brats, which I found soggy, rubbery, small, and virtually indistinguishable from the other 4 varieties of sausages.
I normally get a couple of dome dogs and a near beer, whatever the local one is at whatever stand I go to.
I'm sorry, but why would anyone get Papa John's pizza at the dome...or any pizza for that matter? I don't want anything that I have to place on my lap for any extended period of time. Dome dog, beer, maybe some peanuts, and I'm good.