MLB FoodFest coming to The Big Apple
Ballpark food has become a culinary genre all its own, and every year there are new offerings that captivate our taste buds. The best ballpark foods from around Major League Baseball will be on display and ready to eat at the MLB FoodFest presented by Budweiser, to take place Sept. 21-22 on Fifth Avenue near Bryant Park in New York City.
The event will be the second MLB FoodFest installment in 2019, with the first having taken place in Los Angeles earlier this year. All 30 MLB clubs have designated one concession item to represent their team and community at the baseball-themed food festival.
The menu will largely consist of brand-new items, like the Mets' Bases Loaded Dog and the Yankees' Shrimp Po'Boy, though there will be some crowd favorites from past events there as well, including the Mariners' Toasted Grasshoppers, the Pirates' Pulled Pork Pierogie Hoagie, Hot Lobster Rolls from the Red Sox, and the D-backs' Churro Dogs.
Tickets for the event are available at MLB.com/FoodFest, and the event will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each ticket includes scaled-down portions of the unique dishes, as well as complimentary Coca-Cola beverages.
Along with the delectable dishes, there will be access to new virtual reality experiences, including Home Run Derby Virtual Reality, a game in which fans can put on a VR headset and swing a VR bat controller that makes it feel as though they're swinging a real bat and launching homers over the fence.
Add a new merchandise and collectibles shop, as well as a Budweiser Brewmaster and custom beer bar on-site, and you've got an amazing experience on tap. And this won't be the final FoodFest of 2019; a third installment will be held in London in October to coincide with the opening of the postseason.