Baseball fans on both sides of the border will have more to savour than cheering on their favourite team this season.
Whether they’re Washington state ‘locals’ or British Columbians trekking south to see their closest MLB team in action (even better if they’re playing the Toronto Blue Jays), fans can tuck into a variety of tasty new food options this season.
The Seattle Mariners recently announced new food and beverage offerings, including fare from local favourites such as Moto Pizza, Din Tai Fung and more, and invited local media to try some of the newly featured ballgame eats.
Holy Smoke BBQ, now located near Section 105 on the Main Level and Section 313 on the View Level, offers a selection of house-smoked meats and sides, including returning favourites such as the barbecue rib combo platter.
We tried the Holy Moly Loaded Baked Potato with pulled pork, jalapeño cheese sauce, drizzled crema and green onions.
Another tempting option was the pork rib wing — tenderly smoked and glazed with a sweet and tangy pomegranate barbecue sauce, served with a single bone to be eaten like a chicken wing. “We have pork wings — not chicken wings — pork wings,” said Chef Javier Rosa.
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Din Tai Fung will now have two locations in the ballpark — Section 132 and The ‘Pen. Fan favourites here including the pork and veggie bao buns, chicken fried rice and spicy chicken wonton soup.
Another excellent choice is popcorn chicken, lightly breaded and fried to be golden brown – similar to a Japanese Karaage-style chicken.
Din Tai Fung will also be available at the Walk-Off Markets in Sections 141 and 126.
Edgar’s Cantina offers Latin-inspired fan favourites such as tacos del barrio with chicken, pork or fried avocado, barbecue brisket quesadillas served with a grilled pineapple pico de gallo in a crisp flour tortilla, shrimp tostada and cantina nachos smothered in shredded chicken, braised pork or sweet potato with choice of toppings.
We loved the crispy fish taquitos and shrimp quesadillas, which were deliciously crispy and loaded with saucy flavor.
Located near Section 119 on the Main Level, Marination offers Hawaiian favourites, including a new luau plate lunch option, a sweet ginger miso chicken, alongside returning options of Kalua pork and “sexy tofu” with Hawaiian-style macaroni salad (delicious!) and signature slaw and rice.
Making its Seattle sports venue debut this May, West Seattle-based Moto Pizza will bring its unique and deep dish-style pizza to T-Mobile Park, where fans will be able to choose from four of Moto’s popular offerings including Mr. Pig.
This top seller is topped with pork belly from Carlton Farms, prepared Filipino “Lechon” style with spicy sausage. A bright tomato sauce, Lee’s mango cilantro chimichurri and garlic banana ketchup round out the finishing touches of this house favourite. Loaded with different flavours, the pizza had the perfect textural balance of crispy, saucy and fluffy.
Known for handmade ice cream crafted with local ingredients, Salt and Straw will offer classic flavors as well as rotating “Seattle” flavors. New for 2023 is Beecher’s flagship cheese with apple pie cinnamon rolls, a reported T-Mobile exclusive. Cinnamon rolls get the special treatment with crisp and bright apple pie filling before being crumbled throughout sweet and creamy Beecher’s Flagship Cheese ice cream with a delicious cinnamon swirl.
Check the schedule and plan your trip to see the Mariners in action at mlb.com/mariners
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