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Camden Yards Reveals New Food Offerings for Orioles 2016 Season

When it comes to ballpark fare, Birdland is seriously stepping up its game.

By Lauren Cohen | April 1, 2016, 5:34 pm

The new Spicy Chicken Chipper. -Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles
In Good Taste

Camden Yards Reveals New Food Offerings for Orioles 2016 Season

When it comes to ballpark fare, Birdland is seriously stepping up its game.

By Lauren Cohen | April 1, 2016, 5:34 pm

The new Spicy Chicken Chipper. -Courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles

No game-day experience is complete without cold brews and greasy eats, and when it comes to stadium snacks, Camden Yards has gone above and beyond the realm of hot dogs and peanuts.

The O’s headquarters—which was named one of the seven best places to eat in Major League Baseball by USA Today in 2014has diversified its options to include everything from Korean tacos to vegan burgers in recent years. This season, concessions have been upgraded yet again, with new fare like dressed-up kettle chips and brisket sandwiches being thrown into the mix.

“The ballpark experience has come a long way in the last five years,” says Michael Geczi, general manager for Delaware North, the stadium’s food and beverage partner. “We work with the O’s to come up with twists on the classics, such as the Jalapeno Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog and the High Heater Burger, and to develop new outside-of-the-box concepts like The Chipper and TAKO Korean BBQ.”

Geczi says that the company always looks forward to seeing fans’ reactions to the items, noting that the chefs use their feedback as inspiration.

“Our chefs have experimented with different flavors, playing with spicy and smoky, and have come up with concession items that we believe will become classics,” he says.

While backing the birds this season, fans will be able to sample these five new barbecue-drizzled, jalapeño-topped dishes:

The High Heater Burger: Double-decker beef patties topped with pepper jack cheese and smoked bacon, and smothered in sautéed jalapeños and chipotle aioli.Where to find it: Order one at Bud & Burgers located on the Eutaw Street concourse.

Spicy Chicken Chipper: A basket of house-made Yukon gold kettle chips topped with a heap of buffalo-style pulled chicken and drizzled with bleu cheese dressing. Where to find it: While strolling around the main concourse, stop by The Chipper between sections 71-73.

Roma Chorizo Sausage: A plump chorizo sausage topped with tequila-lime caramelized onions and jalapeños, and sprinkled with cotija cheese. Where to find it: Along with its famed Natty Boh brats, East Baltimore-based Roma Gourmet peddles its signature sausages at its stand on the Eutaw Street concourse next to Boog’s BBQ.

Smoked BBQ Brisket Sandwich: Slow-smoked Angus brisket layered on top of a roll, covered in barbecue sauce, and topped with crispy tobacco onions. Where to find it: The smoky sandwich will be among the featured eats at Eutaw Street Grill, formerly Jack Daniel’s Grill, which sits on the Eutaw Street concourse near sections 1-9.

Jalapeño Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog: A deep-fried Esskay hot dog wrapped in jalapeño-flavored bacon, tucked inside a bun with American cheese. Where to find it: Hang a left around the corner of Gate H to find the Esskay Gourmet hot dog stand, previously the home of Stuggy’s, near the picnic area.

Meet The Author

Lauren Cohen is the digital senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers food, events, lifestyle, and community news.

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