Aramark, the exclusive food and beverage partner of the Boston Red Sox, has created a "championship menu" to feed hungry fans at Fenway Park during the World Series. The "back to basics" menu, created by Aramark senior executive chef Ron Abell and his culinary team, highlights classic New England flavors.
"Red Sox fans are as hungry for their favorite Fenway Park foods as they are for an eighth World Championship," chef Abell said in a press release. "We’re eager to showcase Fenway Park’s world-class menu and deliver a memorable dining experience for fans attending this year’s World Series."
Some of the new menu items offered at Fenway during this season’s World Series include the hot pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese and spicy mustard on marble rye, hot Italian beef in au jus with fresh mozzarella and banana peppers, as well as expanded availability off the popular lobster roll and New England clam chowder throughout the ballpark.
In addition to the new items and ballpark classics, several local favorites will also be featured on the menu. Papa Gino’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, Legal Sea Foods, and Tasty Burger will each be offering their signature items for every Red Sox home game.
According to a press release, fans are expected to eat 15,000 Fenway franks, 3,000 cups of clam chowder, 500 lobster rolls, and 400 pounds of shrimp during each game of the Fall Classic played at Fenway Park.
For baseball fans looking for a finer dining experience, the EMC Club and State Street Pavilion dining areas feature New England seafood, grass-fed beef, and locally sourced vegetables and produce.
New menu, goodies served up at Comerica Park for World Series
How does a Triple Crown burger sound? Maybe a nice cup of hot cocoa to enjoy during the World Series games being played in Detroit at Comerica Park.
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is serving up new food and retail items, as well as popular, local regular-season fare, for the World Series games in Detroit.
New menu items for the 2012 World Series include:
Fan favorites for the 2012 season are also available at The "D" Shop at Comerica Park. Popular items include Made in Michigan branded items, dresses and cardigans featuring the Tigers logo, Tigers-branded toasters, and Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera toy figurines
Polar Park Pics: At WooSox new ballpark there’s a lot worth shooting if you know where to look | Matt Vautour
WORCESTER — Long before I was a sportswriter and well before there was digital photography or Instagram, I brought a camera to the ballpark. I’d buy the little yellow disposables right in the park as a junior high schooler and wait for the 24 shots to come back from CVS three days later. Every game, every time. I have the best in albums, and the rest are scattered in boxes. So naturally, the first game at Worcester’s Polar Park was an opportunity to add to the collection, a chance to shoot the new venue while everything was still shiny and unscuffed.
There were a lot of cool shots to attempt and probably many I didn’t even notice yet. But if you’re headed to the park with plans to take a bunch of pictures, here’s a head start on some ideas.
Let’s get a few things out of the way.
I’m not a professional photographer. I like taking pictures, but I don’t have a fancy camera and I don’t generally use all of the features. I took pictures at Tuesday’s game with an iPhone SE. Better photographers can take the same shots I did with better results.
The plaza outside Polar Park features large replicas of each of the Boston Red Sox World Series rings from this century (Matt Vautour)
You don’t have to have a ticket to take these. In the plaza outside Polar Park are four huge statues of the Red Sox World Series Champions rings from 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018. You could go by and see these on an off day. They make for good shots, albeit a little tricky.
First of all, they’re unique. There aren’t many places you can see a replica ring that’s the size of a dorm fridge. For pictures, they’re a bit of a challenge. Kids of a certain age can stand or possibly sit in the ring for great pictures. For adults or anyone taller than 4-foot-10, it’s a slightly awkward shot if you want to be in the picture.
Here’s your best bet, depending on what you’re wearing: sit or kneel on the platforms the rings sit on or, if you’ve got the knees for it, crouch catcher-style next to them. But before you do, decide which side of which ring you want to be on, so you’re not crawling on the ground.
You could take a selfie from this angle, but if you can get a friend/pleasant stranger to shoot from a low angle, it’ll be a better photo.
The Perfect Panoramic
The view from behind home plate at Polar Park (Matt Vautour)
By perfect, I’m not commenting on the quality of my shot above, but the opportunity. I’m obsessed with two kinds of shots. Reflection shots off sunglasses and panoramics. At ballparks, I like to take panoramas from under an overhang when it’s still light out. It creates some natural framing. The number of rows between the field and the concourse creates an ideal light darkness ratio.
Worcester Wall Shot
A look out from the seats above the Worcester Wall at Polar Park (Nick O'Malley, MassLive)
Like Fenway Park’s Monster seats, the Worcester Wall’s seats are a great place to shoot from. You can take a panorama of the rest of the park. You can take a good high-armed selfie with the infield and the facade behind home plate behind you. Even more ideal would be standing in the middle row while somebody else takes your picture from the top row.
Foul Pole Shot
I don’t take a ton of selfies but if you do, foul poles are perfect for lining up your shot. It works in any park. It puts you in the corner and the important parts of the park in view over your shoulder.
The Mighty Casey Bobblehead Shot
Officials in Worcester provided a tour of Polar Park on Tuesday, which included a larger-than-life bobble head along the right field seats.
The giant bobblehead of the Mudville Nine’s least clutch slugger is a little spooky, like something Rod Serling would have built a “Twilight Zone” episode around. Adding to that theory is that it moves around. In the picture above taken before the season Bobble Casey is near home plate. At the game Tuesday he was in the outfield. Does he move on his own during the night? I don’t know, but I wouldn’t mention his famous strike out to him just in case.
That said, it is a unique feature and worth chronicling that you saw him.
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Now, ahead of the start of the 2021 baseball season, a group of Dodgers fans is thanking the Red Sox for trading Betts -- in a big way. Across the street from Fenway Park.
But the fan group, Pantone 294 (named after the shade of blue in Dodgers uniforms), isn't doing it to troll the Red Sox but to earnestly thank them.
[email protected]'s favorite memory was @mookiebetts' home run in the 2020 World Series and in return, he wanted to show some love to Boston. #ThankYouBoston
This billboard can be found at 60-62 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215 RIGHT NEXT to Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/WQSygsAxbn— Pantone 294 (@Pantone294) March 22, 2021
"It was never meant to trash talk," Alex Soto, CEO of Pantone 294, told ESPN. "The Red Sox are my favorite AL and second team overall. I love Boston, it's a beautiful city. Maybe when I'm old I can buy a house out here to retire."
Soto is just excited about baseball returning. Opening Day 2021 is April 1.
"It was an honest thank-you message. I think Mookie was the final piece we needed to win that championship," he said. "Baseball's back. Let's have some fun!"
Home of the St. Louis Cardinals
What it is: Beef pastrami on your choice of bread (go for rye)
Why: This heaping portion of sliced pastrami on rye will keep you satiated for at least three innings.
The History of Ballpark Food
The world’s first sausage may have been made as far back as 64 A.D., when Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar’s cook, Gaius, stuffed pig intestines with ground meat in a flash of culinary inspiration. After eating the sausage, the emperor is said to have declared, “I have discovered something of great importance.” If your favorite ballpark treat is a fresh hot dog overflowing with ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut, you just might concur.
In the 15th century, the city of Frankfurt spawned the 𠇏rankfurter,” a spiced and smoked sausage with a slightly curved shape. The “wiener,” a sausage made of pork and beef, originated in Vienna, known in German as Wien, in 1805. Throughout the 19th century, the snack that would soon become the hot dog gained a following America, thanks to immigrants from Europe.
So what distinguishes a hot dog from a frankfurter or wiener? That’s where the bun comes in𠅊nd its exact origins are up for debate. Many hot dog historians credit Antonoine Feuchtwanger, a St. Louis peddler who offered his customers white gloves along with their piping hot sausages to keep them from burning their hands. The problem was that many people walked off with the gloves rather than returning them, and Feuchtwanger’s profits suffered. Around 1883, the cash-strapped concessionaire’s wife came up with an ingenious solution: long, soft rolls that perfectly fit the sausages. Feuchtwanger dubbed the meat-bread combo “red hots.”
Others point to Charles Feltman, a German butcher who in 1867 began selling hot sausages on rolls out of the pie wagon he hauled up and down the sand dunes of Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Within a few years, he expanded his business from one lowly pushcart into a hot dog empire with an immense restaurant, a beer garden and multiple stands. Business was booming until Nathan Handwerker, a bread slicer at Feltman’s, broke away to open his own stand in 1916. He undercut his former boss, charging half the price per dog: five cents instead of 10. Today, Nathan’s Famous hot dogs are sold in more than 20,000 food service and retail outlets across the United States. Since 1916, the original Coney Island location has held an annual hot dog eating contest on July 4 the current record stands at 68 dogs in 10 minutes.
- Babe Ruth once devoured a dozen hot dogs and eight bottles of soda between games of a doubleheader.
- Americans put away 7 billion hot dogs during peak season (between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
- 10 percent of annual retail hot dog sales occur during July, also known as National Hot Dog Month.
- In 2008, Los Angeles and New York spent more on hot dogs than any other cities in the United States ($90,473,016 and $108,250,224, respectively).
- A regular hot dog has 250 calories, including the bun (but not ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut or any other common toppings).
Raw or roasted, shelled or unshelled, peanuts have been a classic ballpark snack since the earliest days of baseball, but their history goes back much further. Spanish conquistadors exploring the New World were first introduced to peanuts in South America, most likely in Brazil and Peru. They took the plant back home to Europe, and it quickly spread to Africa and Asia. In the 1700s, slave traders brought the peanut back across the Atlantic, using it as a cheap food source for African captives.
A handful of commercial farms in the southern United States started growing peanuts in the 1800s, mainly for oil and livestock fodder as a food, it was regarded as something only poor people ate. That all changed during the Civil War, when soldiers on both sides recognized the peanut’s value as a tasty, convenient and inexpensive snack. After the war, demand increased rapidly as vendors began selling freshly roasted peanuts on street corners, at circuses and, of course, at baseball games.
In the early 1900s, George Washington Carver, a renowned botanist who was the son of a slave, began researching peanuts, hoping to find an alternative cash crop that could lessen the South’s dependence on cotton. His work led to widespread peanut cultivation across the country, especially in the South, and earned him a reputation as the father of the American peanut industry.
- Peanuts aren’t really nuts at all—they’re actually part of the legume family. That means they’re more closely related to peas and lentils than cashews and pecans.
- Peanut butter was invented in 1890 by a St. Louis doctor, who prescribed it for patients with digestive problems.
- Americans eat more than 600 million pounds of peanuts and about 700 million pounds of peanut butter each year, according to the National Peanut Board.
- Some Major League parks now designate special “peanut-free” games to accommodate fans with severe peanut allergies, who may have reactions to peanut dust in the air.
- March is National Peanut Month.
Native Americans first started popping corn thousands of years ago. By 1893, popcorn makers Frederick and Louis Rueckheim were determined to give the puffed kernels a new twist. The two brothers threw molasses and peanuts into the mix, and unveiled the sweet and salty treat at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. A few years later, they developed a special formula to keep the ingredients from sticking together that remains a secret to this day. A satisfied taster pronounced the new and improved snack 𠇌rackerjack,” using a slang term of the era that roughly translates to 𠇊wesome.” The Rueckheims trademarked the expression, and a decade later Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer immortalized it in the classic song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Amazingly, it would be years before the two songwriters saw an actual game of baseball.
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3. Los Angeles Dodgers
“When I go to Dodgers Stadium I HAVE to get a Dodger Dog. I feel like it is required eating.” Ludo Lefebvre may have been born in France, but the superstar has become a huge L.A. fan. “The most memorable game was the World Series Game 2 in 2017 against the Astros. It went 11 innings with seven runs scored in the 10th and 11th innings, and will be a forever memory.” At home, he puts a “French spin on the Dodger Dog concept,” making lentil-poached sausage on baguette with crispy onions. The leftovers lentils become a second meal for the next day or “extra innings!” Go, Dodgers!
Boston's Best Pizza Since 1926!
Since 1926, Regina Pizzeria has been greeting guests in the North End of Boston with a hearty "Welcome to Boston's Original Pizzeria!" For over three generations, Regina's delicious brick oven pizza has been inspired by the love of good food and the special pride of the Polcari Family.
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TRIPADVISOR DELIVERS AMERICA’S 10 BEST PIZZERIAS
Boston Beats New York for Top Pizzeria Crown as Regina Pizzeria Ranks #1 in the U.S. Topping #2 Bleecker Street Pizza Nashville Serves Two to Top 10.
#1. Regina Pizzeria – Boston, Massachusetts
Since 1926, guests have been flocking to Boston’s “Little Italy” in the North End for a taste of Regina’s famous brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas. At this local staple, known as “Boston’s original pizzeria,” diners wait in line for the spicy sauce, salty cheese and fresh, local ingredients.
What TripAdvisor diners say: “Perfect chewy, thin crust, lots of fresh mozzarella the sauce has great fresh tomato flavor. This pizza was very reminiscent of pizza I had in Naples and I haven't found anything like it in the U.S. until now.”
Why Our Pizza is the Best.
Our secret century old recipe uses a special natural yeast and is aged to perfection.
Our natural sauce is light, yet spicy, with a hint of aged romano.
Our specialty aged whole milk mozzarella gives Regina's cheese pizza its distinctive flavor.
Everyday we start with the freshest and finest vegetables and meats, no preservatives, no additives, just fresh natural foods bursting with flavor.
Since 1926, Regina Pizzeria has been greeting guests in the North End of Boston with a hearty "Welcome to Boston's Original Pizzeria!" for over three generations, Regina's delicious brick oven pizza has been inspired by the love of good food and the special pride of the Polcari Family.
Regina Pizzeria's are our quick service locations. They serve the same great pizza that our full service locations do.
Is Carlton Fisk Waving World Series Home Run Fair or Fenway Park’s 1912 Opening a Bigger Boston Sports Moment?
Carlton Fisk&rsquos game-winning home run in the 1975 World Series squares off against Fenway Park&rsquos April, 1912 opening in the first round of Boston&rsquos Greatest Sports Moment tournament.
2. Carlton Fisk waves home run fair Carlton Fisk knew it. Really, everyone watching knew. Fisk&rsquos shot down the left-field line at Fenway Park in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series had the distance, but would it stay fair? Fisk hopped down the first-base line using both arms to wave the ball fair, and the ball clunked off the foul pole to give the Red Sox a walk-off win and force Game 7 against the Cincinnati Reds. The Sox lost Game 7, but Fisk&rsquos home run lives on as one of the most iconic moments in Boston sports and baseball history. His shot off Pat Darcy changed the way television stations broadcast baseball games. Cameramen at the time were taught to follow the ball, but NBC cameraman Lou Gerard later said he was distracted by a rat so instead kept the camera pointed at Fisk, who was in the midst of his memorable wave. The rest, as they say, is history.
15. Fenway Park opens on April 20, 1912 No other baseball park is like it. No other baseball park is older than it. Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 &mdash two days later than scheduled due to rain ? and the Red Sox beat the New York Highlanders (later the Yankees), 7-6. The grand opening was pushed off the front pages of Boston newspapers by the sinking of the Titanic, which happened on April 15, but the stadium did not remain in the shadows for long. The Red Sox won the World Series in 1912 and have been part of many historical moments at Fenway, the team&rsquos primary home since moving from the Huntington Avenue Grounds. Fenway Park turns 100 in 2012 and has evolved into America&rsquos Most Beloved Ballpark &mdash one of Major League Baseball&rsquos crown jewels, along with Wrigley Field in Chicago and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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