Monday, April 16, 2007

The best ballpark eats? Try Citizens Bank Park!

Last night the Food Network honored Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, for having the "Best Ballpark Eats".

From the Phillies news release...

"Citizens Bank Park , home of the Phillies, was honored last night for having the “Best Ballpark Eats” during the premiere of the Food Network’s first-ever awards show, the Food Network Awards. The 90-minute show celebrated achievements in the world of food and entertaining in an offbeat awards ceremony unlike any other on television.

Citizens Bank Park offers many features that make it “Not Your Typical Ballpark.” From foods with Philadelphia flavor such as Rick’s Steaks, Tony Luke’s sandwiches and cheesesteaks, Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab Fries, Planet Hoagie and The Schmitter sandwich … to eateries such as Bull’s BBQ, Harry the K’s Broadcast Bar & Grille and McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon. Plus, there are many traditional favorites such as hot dogs and fries at the Hatfield Grill stands, pizza from Peace A Pizza, ice cream products from Turkey Hill, Bubba burgers and many local and national brews. For more information, please go to

An internal panel led by Food Network Kitchens selected the nominees for the awards; the same panel, which represents all departments at the network, chose the winners, in addition to five viewer’s choice categories that were determined by votes on

Citizens Bank Park beat out the other ballpark finalists: Camden Yards in Baltimore , AT&T Park in San Francisco and Safeco Field in Seattle ."

Philadelphia's ballpark won top score in Major League Baseball in the USRT venue rankings, and yeah, under the food category we scored them a 9.5 out of a possible 10 points. Great ballpark... and make sure you go there hungry!

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