New food items highlight D-backs’ additions to Chase Field
The Arizona Diamondbacks are no strangers to wild and fun food items, and the tradition continued Monday as the team showcased its new eats at Chase Field.
The D-backs, in partnership with Sports Illustrated, had already announced three hot dogs that will each be available for two different months during the season. But on Monday, the team also rolled out other new food items, served up by Levy Restaurants and Chase Field senior executive chef Stephen Tilder.
From a Jalapeno Popper Dog to an all-vegan burger from Paradise Valley Burger Co., this year’s new food options are like year’s past: innovative and unusual.
“It’s fun to come up with creative ideas that fans look forward to each year to come out and try,” Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall said Monday. “And we call them our ‘wow items,’ and they’ve been a big hit I’d say, for easily the last four or five years. But our chef and his team keep becoming so creative year after year.”
Here’s a list of what’s going to be available at Chase Field in 2019, and see below for more new features at the ballpark:
Chicken and Donuts: Tyson popcorn chicken with donut holes, powdered sugar and maple syrup. $11 — Gonzo’s Grill
505 Fry Bread Taco: Native fry bread shell with ranch beans, carnitas, 505 Southwestern Chile sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. $14 — Taste of Chase
Camelback Burger: A vegan burger made out of a plant-based patty with brown sugar-truffle ketchup, jalapeno relish, avocado, lettuce, herb mustard, cucumber and onion flakes. $14 — Paradise Valley Burger Co.
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake: Danzeisen strawberry milk, soft serve, strawberries, graham cracker crumbs, New York cheesecake, whipped cream and chocolate. $10 — Sizzle & Cheese and Taste of Chase
Big Jalapeno Popper Dog: Foot-long hot dog with jalapeno cream cheese, bacon, fried jalapenos and onions. $15 — Big Dawgs
All Day Breakfast Dog: An 18-inch hot dog with hash browns, gravy, cheese, bacon, fried eggs, Tapatio hot sauce and green onions. $30 — Big Dawgs (available in April and May only)
Reuben Some Dirt On It Dog: An 18-inch hot dog on a rye bun with Reuben mac and cheese, fried pickles, green onion and a secret sauce. $30 — Big Dawgs (available in June and July only)
S.I. Cover Dog: An 18-inch bratwurst in an onion bun with Jalapeno-Granny Smith apple coleslaw, fried mac and cheese, barbecue aioli, house-cured beer pickles and green onion. $30 — Big Dawgs (available in August and September only)
Cheesy BLT: Bacon, longhorn-Colby and tomato on sourdough . $11 — Sizzle & Cheese
American Cheese and Fries: Three American cheese slices and crisp fries on sourdough bread. $11 — Sizzle & Cheese
Hatch Valley Cheesesteak: Philly ribeye, 505 Southwestern green chile sauce, cheese sauce and crispy onion on a potato roll. $12 — Taste of Chase
Mediterranean Vegan Wrap: Spinach tortilla with mock chicken, hummus, cucumber and olive tapenade. $12 — Taste of Chase and Burger Burger
New Team Shop items:
Chase Field’s team shops will offer new gear in 2019 that include four different men’s Tommy Bahama shirts (not pictured) and men’s and women’s apparel from Mitchell and Ness, New Era and ’47 Brand.
COX Virtual Meet and Greet:
The D-backs had a virtual reality experience in their ballpark already, but in 2019, fans can take a selfie during a virtual meet-and-greet with current and past D-backs players and staff.
Fans select which D-back they’d like to meet and get a digitally-autographed photo sent to them via text or email. Fans can choose to meet David Peralta, Archie Bradley, Yoshi Hirano, Torey Lovullo, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, Derrick Hall or Baxter.
“The VR has really been about demand,” Hall said. “We had the home run derby that always had a long line and people have loved it, and we thought, ‘What else can we do? Something that’s new?’ We’re going to continue to have that, and we’ll bring in a lot of new material and new content during the season.”