Time to Eat: Texas Rangers Style!
By Ben Dieter
Apr 9, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of the Boomstick hotdog for sale at a Texas Rangers vendor stand prior to the game against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers have had some pretty great food items at the ballpark over the years. Items like the Beltre Buster, Murphadilla, and of course the Boomstick among others. If you want to eat healthy and count your calories, then the ballpark is not the right place for you to dine. While I never indulged in the “boomstick”, I would have liked to before my doctor told me to “cut back on my sodium” and “eat more healthy”. Whatever. One of the enjoyable things about going to the ballpark (besides of course watching awesome Texas Rangers baseball games) is getting to break your everyday diet and eat like crap for a couple of hours. Lets Eat!
1. The Choomongous – The Choomongous is taking the place of the boomstick, the old giant hot dog that was named after former Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz (which is actually still on the menu). You can see it here thanks to the Dallas morning news. The Choomongous is a two-foot-long Korean barbecue sandwich served with spicy slaw and Sriracha mayo. It is going to be amazing if you have a mere $26 to drop on food, then enjoy!
2. Frozen Beer – Have you ever bought a beer at a game and had the problem of it just getting too hot before you could drink the whole thing? Well you are not the only one. That is not something that you have to worry about anymore. The Texas Rangers will be offering frozen beer this season (see it here). It is almost like a beer icee on top of your regular beer. To me, this sounds like the most healthy new item on the menu! So drink away!
3. Brisket Sausage – What else do you need to say about this one, it sounds like one of the best sausages ever! Two of my favorite things rolled into one (don’t tell my doctor)! And with this you can have the new Sidewinder Beer Battered Fries. A heart attack never tasted so good!
4. Bacon on a Stick – It’s bacon!!!! dipped in maple syrup. Because who doesn’t want to walk around the ballpark with a giant stick of bacon? I am being serious here. I probably will never be caught without one if I can help it!
There are more items that I didn’t cover, but I guarantee when you go to Globe Life Park at Arlington, you won’t leave with empty stomach.