Spring has finally arrived in the Northwest and that means, of course, the return of baseball. For the past few years, I’ve kept you up to date on what delicious craft beers and gourmet food choices you can expect to find each Seattle Mariners season at Safeco Field.
Well, it’s that time again and I’ve been invited back to check out some new offerings for this year’s menu. Ethan Stowell has, once again, partnered with Centerplate and the Seattle Mariners to bring you some amazing creations including: Seattle ‘Wings’ (Taylor Shellfish Farms fried oysters with Frank’s RedHot sauce), authentic Oaxacan chapulines (toasted grasshoppers with chile-lime salt seasoning), and frozen custard cookie sandwiches.
Yesterday afternoon I attended this year’s food and drink preview for the 2016 Seattle Mariners‘ Season at Safeco Field, courtesy of the Seattle Mariners, Centerplate and Ethan Stowell Restaurants. Over the past few years, watching baseball at the Safe has become synonymous with enjoying delicious food and what is probably the best beer selection found in any major league ball park in the nation. I have for you the complete list of beers available this year (including the first ever Sour beer to be served in any major league ball park), and where you’ll be able to find them around the stadium.
I’ll also fill you in on this year’s food offerings, which did not disappoint. Whether you’re hungry for sandwiches, sausages, wings or more, you’ll find something delicious to enjoy while cheering on the M’s this season. My favorite was probably the Porchetta sandwich. I’ll go over each food item for you to whet your appetite.
Last year at about this time, I attended a food and drink preview at Safeco Field for the 2015 Seattle Mariners season. It was an impressive spread with a wide variety of options like crab sandwiches, burgers, gourmet hot dogs, flatbread pizzas and more, plus a wide array of locally sourced craft beers, wines and even high end cocktails.
Well, I’ve been invited back again this year for the 2016 food and drink preview, and I’m eager to see what delicious new items and what new and returning craft beers and other drinks I’ll find available for this season. One thing is for sure, a big feature of the 2016 menu will be gourmet sandwiches, using high end ingredients like Beecher’s Cheese, Hempler’s Bacon and Baker Boys Northwest Brioche Bread. I love a good sandwich, so that sounds pretty good to me.
Counterbalance Brewing Company is gearing up for a unique Seattle phenomenon: the dual-sport Doubleheader. On Sunday, October 4th, come cheer on the Mariners as they face the Oakland A’s at 12:10 PM. Then, come enjoy some delicious Counterbalance beers between games before seeing the Sounders take on the LA Galaxy at 6:30 PM.
Seattle definitely knows its craft beer. That’s an indisputable truth. On many national lists of where to find the best craft beer, Seattle sometimes gets overlooked for our friends to the South in Portland but, when it comes to craft beer selection at MLB stadiums, Safeco Field is tough to beat.
Last year, they were ranked right at the top among several lists of the best stadiums for craft beer in the nation and the list of great beers available at the Safe continues to grow. According to The Daily Meal: “The ballpark is actually known nationally for its reputation as a good place to watch baseball and drink good beer. They feature both locals and national breweries — and there’s a long list of them.”
Today I was invited to join a group of several other local journalists down at Safeco Field for an in-depth preview of the new food and drink options that will be available for the 2015 Seattle Mariners season. With the home opener coming up in just five days, this was a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at all the new high-end food and drink options that Mariners fans will have the opportunity to enjoy at the Safe this year.
Last year’s offerings included delicious choices like Apple Wood Smoked Salmon Chowder, ‘Dirty’ Tots With Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar, Carlton Farms Pork Belly & Bay Valley Picked Peppers, and Fish & Chips With Manny’s Pale Ale Batter among other selections; plus cask beers from local Northwest breweries like Georgetown Brewing Company, Oakshire Brewing Company and others.
Last April, I told you about a preview event at Safeco Field where I, along with several other members of the local media, were invited to sample some of the food and drink set to be offered for the 2014 Seattle Mariners baseball season. It was quite a spread, with delicious food including: Dungeness crab rolls, ‘Dirty’ Tots, Manny’s Beer Battered Fish And Chips, and several other delicious offerings. Plus, of course, one of the best beer selections offered at any major league baseball stadium.
I’ve been invited back again this year to check out some new offerings for this year’s menu, including: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs, the Seattle Burger, Edgar’s Tacos and more. Plus the addition this year of Pike Brewing Company beers on tap and Peet’s Coffee.
In an article posted here last week, I told you about some of the new food and drink choices coming to Safeco Field for the 2014 Seattle Mariners season, including choices from: Swingin’ Wings, Sound Seafood, Hot Cakes Deserts and Georgetown Brewing. This past Friday, April 4th, I was invited to a preview event at the Safe to sample some of these new food and drink options. I’d like to thank the Seattle Mariners and Centerplate for the invitation and the opportunity to get a little taste of what the fans can expect to find when they attend a Mariner’s game this season.
Though we still have the occasional chill in the air (this is Seattle after all), it is Spring; and Spring means it’s time for baseball. Can the Seattle Mariners pull off a feat similar to the Seahawks’ amazing championship season? Only time will tell but, based on their performance so far this season, they appear poised to win 162 straight games – right? I mean, they’ve kicked the Angels’ butt twice already.
The Seattle Mariners home opener is next Tuesday at 7 PM against the California Angels. If you’re planning to attend the game, or any Mariners home games this season, you’re in for a truly delicious experience when you head out to the concession stands for something to eat or drink, thanks to Seattle Mariners’ hospitality partner, Centerplate.