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Camden Yards gets a menu overhaul

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Photo courtesy of 2131andBeyond. A ton of good pics at 2131andbeyond.mlblogs.com
Photo courtesy of 2131andBeyond. A ton of good pics at 2131andbeyond.mlblogs.com

Those of you who attend games at Camden Yards on a regular basis know that the food selection hasn't been great and it seemed to be getting worse over the years. That has all changed as the Orioles gave Aramark the ax this winter and replaced them with Delaware North Sportservice. Today the Orioles held an event for the media to present some of the new items. Here are some of things you have to look forward to:

  • Camden Yards Crab Cake -- an original recipe created after the chefs visited over fifty local restaurants. Will it be better than Faidley's? Probably not, but Camden Yards doesn't close at 6 p.m., so that's good.
  • Birdland Dog -- a new twist on the Esskay frank, topped with smoked pit beef, Little Italy pepperoni hash, stewed tomato jam and crispy, fried onions. Stewed tomato jam??
  • Polock Johnny's Sausage -- a Baltimore classic, the only one I'm still aware of is in Lexington Market (although there are probably a few others). There will now be a Polock Johnny's stand at the stadium. Very awesome.
  • Chop House Steak & Egg Sandwich -- Angus skirt steak served with balsamic onions, horseradish cream and Gouda cheese, and a fried egg.
  • Beer-Battered Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich -- Chesapeake Bay soft-shell crab battered in a mixture of National Bohemian Beer and Old Bay spices, lightly fried and served on a fresh roll.
  • Little Italy Meatball Sub -- meatballs are made right at the ballpark with San Marzano tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, basil, garlic and other ingredients.
  • Rolling Crab -- a spring roll filled with crab meat, peppers, pepper jack cheese and various secret spices. Flash-fried and then served from a traditional roller grill. So, it sounds like a crab taquito. I'm not gonna lie, I like a taquito.
  • Boog’s BBQ -- Nothing is changing about Boog's, don't worry. But in case you always finish your sandwich and wish you had more, this season the Big Boog is being introduced.
  • Old Bay Wings -- Ok so I love Old Bay wings, but at the ballpark? I dunno, sounds like a big old mess.
  • Natty Boh Brat -- What do you get when you take a traditional bratwurst and infuse it with the great taste of National Bohemian Beer? A happy Stacey for one thing.
  • Berger Cookies -- It'll only be available in the club level. What, the unwashed masses don't deserve a Berger? It's just as well as I usually need a huge glass of milk with mine.
  • Baltimore Wedge Salad -- This new salad features grape tomatoes, crispy bacon, green onions, garbanzo beans, peas and bleu cheese, topped with red wine vinaigrette. I would order this at a restaurant, but at again, at a baseball park? Hm.
  • Don't worry, if you just like a plain sausage and some nachos, you'll still be able to get it. And hopefully with the new vendor you won't ever get turned away because the nacho cheese isn't hot and they won't run out of hot dogs when they happen to sell out a mid-week game.