Press Release:

The Washington Nationals are thrilled to announce the grand opening of four new eateries from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) at Nationals Park. Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, El Verano Taquería and Box Frites make their debut on the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk on Tuesday, June 14 when the Nationals host the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m.

Fans can choose from a variety of new culinary offerings including mouthwatering real pit barbecue from Blue Smoke, addictive Belgian-style fries and dipping sauces at Box Frites, authentic Mexican food and flavors at El Verano Taquería, and ShackBurgers, hot dogs and frozen custard from the popular Shake Shack. The Nationals collaborated closely with USHG to create this iconic ballpark destination that brilliantly showcases the company’s renowned cuisine.

The new food options will highlight a completely refreshed Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, which features live trees and plants that give the space a park-like atmosphere. The cutting-edge redesigned space will give fans an “All-American” baseball experience, inspired by the game’s backyard origins. Guests can relax and stay cool under 14 shade sails (provided by Tenshon) in a casual lounge-like setting.

“Our fans will be treated to a completely different experience the minute they step onto the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk,” Nationals Chief Operating Officer Andrew Feffer said. “This will become the hottest destination in sports, pairing unique designs, inspired hospitality, and lush greenery with the delicious new food items from USHG.”

In addition to the new offerings, $5 happy hour beer specials will be available 2 ½ hours prior to scheduled first pitch at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk Bar for ALL remaining home games of the 2011 season.

Located on the Mezzanine Level behind the Main Scoreboard, the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk offers fans an elevated view of the field while enjoying an exceptional combination of dining choices, pregame music and drink specials only available at Nationals Park. This ballpark hotspot has been enhanced with the addition of a 15’ x 25’ HDTV screen behind the scoreboard and brand new furniture, giving fans a place to kick back without missing a minute of the action on the field.


A great photo gallery by JD Land.

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BARBECUE
Pulled Pork Sandwich $8.75
Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork on Fresh-Baked Brioche Bun, topped with Blue Smoke’s barbecue sauce.

Kansas City Spareribs $10.25
Slow-Smoked Kansas City Style Spareribs seasoned with Blue Smoke’s Magic Dust and Sweet KC Sauce.

Chipotle Chicken Wings $9.50
Smoked Chicken Wings tossed in Spicy Chipotle Barbecue Sauce served with Blue Smoke’s Blue Cheese Dip.

Barbecued Beef Bologna $7.75
Memphis-style with Blue Smoke’s Barbecue Sauce, Pickles and Onions on Fresh-Baked Brioche Bun.

ODDS & ENDS
French Fries $5.50

Cole Slaw $3.50

Blue Smoke’s Salty-Peanut Jalapeño Chocolate Bar $4.75

BEVERAGES
Fountain Soda Regular $4.25


Fountain Soda Souvenir $5.75


Dasani Bottled Water $4.00

BEER
Domestic Draft Beer $8.00


Premium Draft Beer $8.00

www.bluesmoke.com

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Burgers
Our Black Angus burgers are 100% all natural.
No hormones and no antibiotics ever.
We grind our proprietary Shack blend of meat fresh daily.

ShackBurger®
American cheese, lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce.
Single $5.75                     
Double $8.75

’Shroom Burger (vegetarian) $7.75
Crisp-fried portobello filled with melted Muenster and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce tomato and ShackSauce.

Flat-Top Dogs
Split and griddled crisp.

Shack-cago Dog® $5.75
Vienna all-beef dog on a potato bun. Dragged through the garden! Topped with Shake Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt and mustard.

New York Dog $4.75
Vienna all-beef dog topped with Schaller & Weber kraut served on a potato bun.

Fries
100% free of artificial trans fats and made from Yukon Gold potatoes.

Fries $4.75
Cheese Fries $5.50

Frozen Custard
What happens when soft serve shacks up with premium ice cream!

Double Dip Cup $5.25
Vanilla custard with choice of fudge or strawberry sauce.

Shakes $5.75
Hand-spun frozen custard and whole milk.
Vanilla, Black & White, Strawberry, Honey-Roasted Peanut
Concretes
Dense frozen custard blended at a high speed.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! $6.75
Vanilla custard with chocolate truffle cookie dough, peanuts and caramel.

BEVERAGES
Fountain Soda Regular $4.25

Fountain Soda Souvenir $5.75

Dasani Bottled Water $4.00

BEER
Domestic Draft Beer $8.00

Premium Draft Beer $8.00



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TACOS
Chicken Mole Pipian $7.75
Two Soft Corn Tortillas, Braised Chicken Mole, Chopped Onion, Cilantro, Fresh Tomato Salsa

Carnitas   $7.75
Two Soft Corn Tortillas, Slow-Cooked Pork, Chopped Onion, Cilantro, Tomatillo-Chipotle Salsa

Chile-Marinated Skirt Steak   $7.75
Two Soft Corn Tortillas, Grilled Sliced Skirt Steak, Chopped Onion, Cilantro, Roasted Tomato Salsa

El Verano Combo Taco Platter $10.25
Three Soft Corn Tortilla Tacos: Chicken Mole, Grilled Steak and Carnitas with choice of two salsas  


OTHER MEXICAN DISHES
“Elote” Corn on the Cob $4.75
Steamed corn on the cob, brushed with mayonnaise, grated Cojita cheese and dusted with cayenne

Chips & Salsa             $4.75


BEVERAGES
Fountain Soda Regular $4.25

Fountain Soda Souvenir $5.75

Dasani Bottled Water $4.00

BEER
Domestic Draft Beer $8.00

Premium Draft Beer $8.00

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FRITES
Thick-Cut Idaho Potatoes

Large Box (Including One Sauce) $8.00
Small Box (Including One Sauce) $7.25
Garlic-Parmasean Frites $9.75


BOX FRITES SAUCES $2.00
Chipotle Ketchup / Ballpark Mayo / Smoke Bacon Aioli / Blue Cheese / Rosemary Ranch


BEVERAGES
Fountain Soda Regular $4.25

Fountain Soda Souvenir $5.75

Dasani Bottled Water $4.00

BEER
Domestic Draft Beer $8.00

Premium Draft Beer $8.00


2 comments

  1. JohnInNova // June 14, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

    You threw out a local favorite (Five Guys) for a New York Bland Burger???

    Not only can the Nationals NOT play baseball, they can't even honor local businesses! SHAME!

  2. Cheryl Nichols // June 17, 2011 at 1:04 AM  

    According to several sources, Five Guys chose not to renew their lease. There is a Five Guys within walking distance to ballpark as well, however, that was not the reason they pulled out of park (see link).

    http://dc.eater.com/archives/2011/03/18/five-guys-to-close-in-nationals-park-this-baseball-season.php