The 2007 baseball season officially begins in a couple hours as the Giants host the Padres, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind everyone of one of the best dining destinations in all of the Bay Area: AT&T Park. No other sporting venue in the country can match the myriad gourmet food stands sprinkled throughout the home of the Gigantes. Hell, AT&T; Park has better food options than most cities (cough cough Fresno).
So, If you’re stuck in an office today, our advice is to play hookey and enjoy the waterfront view of the most picturesque sporting venue in the country. The forecast: low 70s with a slight breeze and lots of sunshine. That’s baseball-watching, hot dog-eating weather.
After the jump: the list of our favorite dining options in AT&T Park, including some garlicky ones (the famed fries and a 40-clove garlic chicken sandwich) and a few undiscovered gems.
Acme Chophouse: a sustainable steakhouse on Willie Mays Plaza, right next to the entrance
Portwalk Plaza: pizza, wings
Doggie Diner: the usual ballpark fare: Grilled Giants dogs, Superdogs, Polish sausages et al.
Say Hey! Willie Mays Sausages: gourmet sausages (third-pounders, Italian, brats, hot links)
Joe Garcia’s: tacos, quesadillas, burritos
Giuseppe Bazurro’s: freshly-made specialty flatbread pizzas
John J. McGraw Derby Grill: the famous Gilroy Garlic fries, half-pound burgers, etc
Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sundae Stands
Orlando’s: home of the Baby Bull Tri-Tip Sandwich
Fresh Catch: fresh seafood sandwiches from the wharf
Stinking Rose Restaurant: home of the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken Sandwich
Panda Express: our favorite mall food, bar none.
Murph’s Irish Pub: for intellectual conversation
Safeway Signature Soups and Sandwiches: dutch crunch!
Official Site of the San Francisco Giants: Park Concessions [sfgiants]