(CBS Seattle) — Hungry fans will have even more delicious fare to sink their teeth into at Safeco Field when the Mariners kick off the 2014 season Tuesday.
In addition to the classics like tater tots and wings, the seafood menu has been revamped with hearty dishes like smoked salmon chowder, oysters and chips and Dungeness crab rolls and more. Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell is once again partnering with Safeco’s hospitality partner Centerplate.
Beer aficionados will enjoy cask-conditioned ales, which are on tap for the first time at Safeco to compliment the dozens of other craft beers already served. Every Friday there is a home game at Safeco will be ‘Firkin Friday’ in The ‘Pen. For the uninitiated, a firkin, is basically a small keg holding cask ale. The first Firkin Friday is April 11, featuring Skagit River Brewery. The firkin will be tapped one hour before first pitch and pints will be $5, but once the cask is empty, that’s it.
Here are a few of the food highlights:
The ‘Pen: Safeco’s signature garlic fries are getting some stiff competition this year with the addition of ‘Dirty Tots,’ which are topped with Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar, pork belly and pickled peppers. Beecher’s cheddar is also deep-fried and topped with honey and picked peppers to make fried cheese curds. Safeco is also serving up deep-fried pickles. At Swingin’ Wings, classic wings get a Seattle twist with Ballard’s Bonache hot sauces. You can choose from Classic, Honey-Serrano or Barbecue wings.
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Sound Seafood: Fresh local seafood is on display with Apple wood smoke salmon chowder, a crab roll made with Dungeness crab and house-made remoulade. The fish and chips features Manny’s Pale Ale battered cod and the oysters and chips is a twist on the classic.
Cask Ale: There will be a different cask ale every Friday the M’s are playing at home, so look for local breweries like Georgetown and Fremont brewing at the Power Alley Bar on the Main Concourse and near Section 129.
Sound Bar: Not in the mood for beer? Several local distilleries are featured in four new craft cocktails.
Hot Cakes: Save room for dessert! Ballard’s decadent indulgence Hot Cakes will be serving cakes, tarts, and s’mores treats.
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