A season opener for baseball eats
With baseball under way, the As and Giants are not only debuting new players on the field but offering new food in the stands.
Pleasantons Ovations Food Services has taken over the food concession at O.co Coliseum, and one of the first changes the company has made is to streamline service.
Fans can now purchase domestic and imported beers, hot dogs and nachos at one stand; up to now, theyd have to hit up several spots for these popular items.
In addition, the companys motto, Everything fresh, is guiding its coliseum operation, says Jay Satenspiel, Ovations regional vice-president.
One thing that means, he says, is that hot food wont be pre-wrapped. Instead, hot dogs and burgers will be grilled and served open-faced.
Other changes: stands for sliders and burritos, and such new items as Polynesian-style rice bowls.
At AT&T Park, the most significant change will come later this spring when a culinary garden opens behind the centerfield wall.
It will supply ingredients for food throughout the stadium. In addition, carts in the garden, which is designed as a gathering spot with paths and benches, will offer prepared dishes, says Giants spokesperson Shana Daum.
Also noteworthy: the late-spring opening of Slice House, which will feature items from Tony Gemignanis North Beach spots, Capos and Tonys Pizza Napoletana. The stand will be in the centerfield food service area near the garden.