Sunday, April 10, 2011

Phillies Phood

The Phils are off to a heck of a start this season, and being Philly Food Lovers, well, we naturally gravitate toward culinary connections.  Ball park food is part of the ritual, whether you grab a hot dog before the National Anthem, nibble a pretzel during the bottom of the 4th, head out for an ice cream during the 7th inning stretch, or snag some cracker jack for the ride home.   

Sure, we love to go to games, but that's not always possible.   Instead, we've also had a 'ball' recreating authentic stadium food for our Phellow Phans as we cheer the team on to victory right in the comfort of our own homes.   

The quintessential ball park meal is clearly the hot dog.  We recommend the selection at Smuckers,
where you will find classic dogs, as well as Bratwursts and a wide array of other sausages which make great game-viewing fare.  If you are not inclined to make your own, stop by Franks A-Lot and they'll hand you a World Series-worthy hot dog.

Smucker's Hot Dogs

Pretzels?  There's no place like Miller's Twist for that magical blend of crunchy, chewy, salty, hint-of-buttery bliss to munch on as our team ties its opponent into knots.

"Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack"--how abut this Keystone Crunch from the Pennsylvania General Store?

Cheeesteaks?  By George or Carmen's.
Pork Sandwiches?  DiNic's
Ice Cream?  Bassetts!

So, even if you can't make it to the ballpark, you can certainly hit a culinary home run with a little help from our Phriends at Reading Terminal Market.   Our boys in red will take care of the rest.

Speaking of baseball, we sign today off with a few choice clips from a baseball classic: A League of Their Own.  Enjoy!

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