TRENDS: Baseball Season Means Rooting for Your Favorite Team and Serious Stadium Eats

By Rachel Berman and

TRENDS: Baseball Season Means Rooting for Your Favorite Team and Serious Stadium EatsClick Here To View F&B Magazine Article

Baseball season means rooting for your favorite team, sure, but it also means some serious eating at stadiums around the country. Year after year, the choices get better and, some might say, more gluttonous. Who needs a simple hot dog when you can eat one with mac and cheese on top?’s Director of Nutrition Rachel Berman, a registered dietitian, has reviewed some of the most tantalizing choices at stadiums in some of the biggest cities in the country and estimated their calorie counts. Some may surprise you while others – like a hot dog at Turner Field where the Atlanta Braves play – may not.

Here are several calorific options at stadiums around the country:

Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field – Da Burger Triple Play pork burger is a 3 lb. pork patty, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, pulled pork and barbecue sauce and has an estimated 1100 calories, 65 grams of fat, and 2,700 milligrams of sodium and 60 grams of carbohydrates.

New York’s Yankee Stadium – Moe’s Southwest Grill Billy Barou Nachos, piled high with ground beef, white cheese sauce, salsa, jalapenos, olives, guacamole and sour cream for 1,380 calories, 90 grams of fat, 3,196 milligrams of sodium and 112 grams of carbohydrates.

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles – The Victory Knot, a mega-sized pretzel designed to feed four people, is two pounds of dough that fits in a full-size pizza box and is served with chipotle honey mustard, sweet cinnamon crème and beer cheese. Rachel estimates is has 3,080 calories, 82 grams of fat and 15 grams of saturated fat, 6,550 mg of sodium and 500 grams of carbohydrates.

Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park – The Fenway Park Lobster Rolls are only 696 calories, but they may have about 5,420 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of fat and 25 grams of carbohydrates.

Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park – The BBQ Brisket Nachos sound like they pack on the calories – chips, brisket, corn salsa, cheese, jalapenos, various toppings – but they only have an estimated 968 calories, 48 grams of fat, 974 mg of sodium and 58 grams of carbohydrates.

Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center – However, this brisket dish – loaded baked potato with brisket or BBQ brisket and cheddar cheese, sour cream and fries – is not light on the calories. Rachel estimates the dish has 1,121 calories, 62 grams of fat and 27 grams of saturated fat, 105 grams of carbohydrates, and a whopping 1,548 milligrams of sodium.

Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field – The big whopper on this menu is The Fat Darrell, a very full sandwich consisting of chicken fingers, French fries, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce. According to Paula Deen’s Fat Darrell recipe, there are 2,166 calories, 75 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 3,500 mg of sodium and 220 grams of carbohydrates.

Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field – The Pike Place Market Dog is a hot dog topped with mac and cheese. It has a surprising only estimated 890 calories, 40 grams of fat and 9 grams of saturated fat, and 2,055 milligrams of sodium.

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park – The Crazy Crab Sandwich is a super sandwich, which has an insane amount of local dungeness crab stuffed between a couple of thick sourdough slices. Rachel estimates there are 750 calories, 39 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, and 650 mg of sodium.

Atlanta Braves at Turner Field – The Dixie Dog, a half-pound of frankfurter that’s flash-fried and topped with pulled pork barbecue, low-country mustard barbecue sauce, pickles and creamy southern slaw, has about 1,277 calories, 98 grams of fat and 2,280 milligrams of sodium.

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