2010 New Menu Options at Nats Park Concessions

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 4/04/2010 01:39:00 AM | , , | 1 comments »

The Nationals invited local media to check out all of the enhancements to the ballpark on Wednesday. Visual evidence is the best way to really show the fans so there will be additional posts about PNC Diamond Club renovation and other exciting improvements to Nats Park. This post will focus on the menu changes.

Executive Chef Terrance Louzon of Levy Restaurants introduced the media to menu changes and there are several.  The best part of the afternoon was getting a chance to actually taste some of these items and offer opinions to the Levy Restaurants staff.  Tough job, but someone has to do it.  I can personally recommend the chicken parmasan sandwich,chicken and waffles (although a bit messy) and red velvet cupcakes. 

Usually when new items are rolled out, that means that some have to go.  That is true in this case.  It appears that the meatball sub and cuban sandwich are gone (my husband's two personal favorites).  Bullpen Burritos is gone (my favorite).  Papa John's is gone. 

There are many new items to try this season.  Check out the listings and photos below and let us know what you like and don't like after you try them.



NEW CONCESSION OPTIONS:

Triple Play Grill (Sec. 107/210)
-Crab Cake Sandwich
-Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich (see photo below)
-Florida Footlong SeaDog


Flippin' Pizza (Sec. 115/214/311) [Replaced Papa John's]
-New York-style pizza - $5/slice

Pizza at Nats Park - Papa John's out, Flippin' Pizza In. NY s... on Twitpic


Bruster's Ice Cream (Sec. 115/135/311)
-New ice cream partner that offers traditional scooped ice cream

Taste of the Majors (Sec. 117/313)
New menu featuring five footlong hot dogs for NL East:
-DC Dog - chili, onions and mustard
-Philly Dog - cheese sauce, peppers and onions
-Sea Dog (Marlins Dog) - a foot-long cod sandwich
-Atlanta Dog - chili and coleslaw
-NYM Dog - sauerkraut and mustard


Change-up Chicken (Sec. 130) [Replace "Bullpen Burritos"]
-Chicken and Waffle Sandwich: A fried chicken breast filet service open- face on a crispy waffle with cayenne maple syrup (see photo below).
-Buffalo Chicken Tenders
-BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwich
-Waffle Fries


Dupont Deli (Sec. 227)
-Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Texas Toast - triple-decker sandwich made with cheddar and Muenster cheeses
-Grilled Italian Sandwich
-Grilled Turkey Sandwich

Stars and Stripes Club (Sec. 223-235)
-Gyros
-Grilled Portobello and Vegetables Sandwich-Peppers, onions and zucchini on whole wheat bun (see photo below).
-Chicken Parmasan Sandwich (see photo below).




ADDITIONAL MENU NEWS:

Healthy Plate Cart (Sec. 110)
 
     NEW Menu Items:
       -Chopped Vegetable Salad (see photo below)
       -Cajun Chicken Wrap (see photo below)

Returning menu items include:
  -Hummus and Pita Chips
  -Grilled Vegetable Wrap (see photo below)
  -Turkey Wrap
  -Yogurt Parfait


Steak of the Union Carts (Sec. 119)
  -Philly Cheesesteaks

Rookies Cart (Sec. 143) - Kid-friendly cart featuring a Panini grill that serves:
  -Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches
  -Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches
  -Grilled Cheese sandwiches
  -Hot dogs
  -Juice boxes
  -More....

AVAILABLE AT THE PITT AT THE RED LOFT:
Another fun new item is the "Victory Knot" which is a GIANT soft pretzel made with two pounds of dough and topped with gourmet sea salt. It is served with three dipping sauces - chipolte honey mustard, sweet cinnamon creme and beer cheese - in a full-size pizza box.  This is one that you can share with several!



AVAILABLE IN PNC DIAMOND CLUB, LUXURY SUITES AND CLUB LEVEL:
Premium sausages, franks and meats. Fans can try the gourmet Apple Gouda, Chipotle Cheddar and Spicy Italian sausages and an All-Beef Fearless Frank with a selection of gourmet toppings including southwestern relish, onions and peppers and apple slaw. (See photo below).



NEW ADDITIONS TO THE RED PORCH MENU:
  -Grilled Caribbean Wings
  -Chicken Club Sandwich
  -Chicken Tender Basket
  -Southwest Steak Salad (see photo below)
  -Turkey Cobb Salad
  -Onion Rings
  -Red Porch Velvet Cupcakes
  -Chocolate Banana Stack Cake
  -Beer taps increased from four to eight including Blue Moon, Dogfish 60
   Minute IPA and Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen

ADDITIONAL MENU CHANGES:
Bottomless Popcorn: $7 bottomless popcorn, a new value item for fans that includes unlimited refills; available at Nats Dog.
Gluten Free: Gluten-free menu items were added at the ballpark last season and will expand to include gluten-free Red Bridge beer and snacks; available at the Healthy Plate cart and other locations



All Photos 2010 © Cheryl Nichols Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Kosher: Nats News Network was told that a Kosher stand will open on April 8, however, location could not be confirmed at this time. We will update when we receive information.

1 comments

  1. Carolyn // April 4, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

    My 2 cents...I had a plain slice of the Flippin' Pizza at yesterday's game. It was OK. It wasn't hot like pizza should be, but not bad. Certainly better than those terrible Papa John's mini ones. I probably won't ever get it again, but it wasn't bad enough that I'd tell folks to avoid it.

    (Of course, I believe that the only true ballpark food is a Kosher dog with a beer, so who am I to judge!?)