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Does it feel like celebrity chefs aren’t just taking over cable TV, but your favorite chain hotels and cruise ship lines? The truth is, there’s never been a better (and more delicious) time to be obsessed with food. Celebrity chefs aren’t just on your TV—but now, they’re showing up at the ball game. Head to your local stadium, and you’ll be able to enjoy gourmet game day food because celebrity chefs are taking over the professional sports space.
From New York to Seattle, Rejoice in Some Really Good Food
If you’re a Yankees fan, then you have something to look forward to. The Yankee stadium recently began offering a Legend Culinary Series, which gave sports and foodies (who were a Legends Suite ticket holder) the opportunity to watch the game while noshing on some delicious, celebrity chef inspired food.
Baseball and Bacon (Watch Out, It’s Addictive!)
If you’re familiar with Wolfgang Puck (the “L.A. chef” who famously serves up gorgeous meals for celebrities and award parties year around), but you live in Seattle, then you’ll love his reinvented classic hotdog. If you’re watching a game at Safeco Field in Seattle, enjoy a pork and beef hotdog wrapped in bacon and served with chipotle cream and jalapenos. Or, if you’re in Los Angeles, scoop up a chef inspired classic take on an addictive southern meal: frito pie. The frito pie is a hot dog piled high with frito chips and cheese.
Have you heard of the Freddy Fender? Created by celebrity chef Bryan Caswall, you’ll enjoy this gourmet treat in Houston, while watching the Astros defeat their opponent at Minute Maid Park. The Freddy Fender is a deep fried chorizo wrapped in a corn tortilla, and then topped with onions (braised in tequila!), cheese, pico de gallo and drizzled with cilantro sour cream. It’s a meal you don’t want to have too often, but well worth the decadence to savor when you’re watching the game. If you’re at Miller Park in Milwaukie, try the chef inspired grilled bratwurst named The Beast. Stuffed with a hot dog and wrapped in bacon, the best part may be that it’s served on a pretzel roll and topped with onions and sauerkraut.
No matter what part of the country you live in (or who your home team may be), watching the game has never tasted so good! Merge your two loves—sports and food—into one with a chef I inspired meal (and enjoy every bite).