With the arrival of Spring and Tiger's Opening day its time for an update of the Comerica Park Dining Guide. The food options this year are creating some major buzz, especially the bizarre bacon and deviled eggs concoction. Still, Comerica is finally giving fans a shot at getting something healthy in the stadium with the added Grab-n-Go station. Read on for a full list of new additions, as well as a breakdown of concessions stands in the ballpark. Got another favorite? Leave a comment below.
Comerica's Most Exciting New Additions
New Novelty Foods — The highlight of Comerica's 2015 food offerings may be the Bacon & Eggs, a thick-cut, 5-ounce strip of flat top grilled bacon, topped with three Sriracha deviled eggs (Don't worry. There's no mayo in this recipe), and fried jalapenos. It might be a little challenging to eat, but it's certainly salty and delicious. Find this concoction at the portable cart near Section 125 and at Michigan Craft Beer. Crunchy, snackable pork rinds with a slightly spicy queso sauce are served at the portable cart in Section 125 and the Brush Fire Grill. Other oddballs include the foot-long Coney dog and the Coney quesadilla. Pick up both in Section 140.
Tigers Food Court Hot Dogs — Tiger's food court is diversifying hot dog options to include pretzel buns and the chips an dip dog covered in potato chips, and drizzled with French onion dip, and green onions.
Grab-n-Go — Comerica is introducing a new Grab-n-Go station with a mixture of healthy and not so healthy items — including sandwiches, beer, soda, fresh fruit, yogurt, protein bars, salads, and Germack snacks. [Section 147]
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan Options — Food stands throughout the stadium carry gopicnic snack packs for fans with alternative dietary needs. Sportservice chef Mark Szubeczak adds that the stadium will also carry watermelon and roasted corn seasonally.
New Options For Brush Fire Grill — In addition to the pork rinds, Brush Fire Gill is adding the chicken bacon cheddar sandwich to its repertoire.
Special Dishes in the Tiger Den — The Tiger Den is a limited access restaurant, but patrons will have some additional choices this year including crispy chicken ramen and a mac and cheese waffle topped with pulled pork.
The Corner Tap Room — Scheduled to open in May, The Corner Tap Room is taking over the former Leo's Coney Island at Comerica. The new restaurant will feature 140 seats and additional patio seating. Expect lots of Tiger's memorabilia here. [Section 115]
All Other Dining Options
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*Michigans Craft Beers: "Bacon & Eggs", bacon on a stick, wings, burgers, sliders, hand cut fries, onion rings, chicken tenders, and the like are all on offer here. Most importantly, so are several draft Michigan craft beers. [Section 104]
Big League Grill: Visit these stands for the classics — hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, drinks, and the all important peanuts and cracker jacks. They're everywhere in the park. [Sections 108, 130, 149, 151, 143, 213, 325, 343, 331, 339, 327]
Tiger Club Bar/Dining: Limited access. They have fancier drinks and an "upscale" buffet, but the access is restricted, so it's not a viable option for most fans.
The Corner Tap Room: Coming May 2015. [Section 115]
*Taco Cart: One of the park's best bets for decent food, the cart features a selection of "street tacos." [Section 135]
*Grab-n-Go: Find 125 packaged items here including sandwiches, beer, soda, juices, whole fruit, yogurt, salads, and Germack snacks. [Section 147]
Little Caesars: Cheese, meat, pepperoni, and veggies, this is all pizza all the time. [Sections 115, 137, 217, 334, 323, and in the Big Cat Court]
Asylum Cigar Bar: Limited access. This cigar bar was recently renamed. It offers a full bar, food, and a selection of cigars. [Near section 115]
Daiquiris: The place for frozen sugary boozy goodness, and also "Tiger Fuel". [Sections 119, 141, 330]
*313 Burger Co.: Home of The Late Night and The Nacho Burger. [Big Cat Court]
*Hudsonville Ice Cream: They have hand dipped ice cream cones, not just those pre-packaged bars, and slushies too. [Big Cat Court]
Sidekicks: More fried food, including corn dogs, chili cheese fries, and chicken tenders. [Big Cat Court]
Dippin' Dots: Get those weird frozen ice cream pellets here. [Sections 129, 151, 148, 213, 334]
*FS Detroit Brushfire Grill: This is a better option for vegetarians, since they have black bean burgers, veggie dogs, and even a hummus plate, but they have plenty for the meat eaters too, like pork rinds, turkey legs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and the new chicken bacon cheddar sandwich. And they even serve margaritas. [Section 131]
Tiger Den: Limited access. New items like the crispy chicken ramen and the pulled pork with a mac and cheese waffle are found here alongside burgers, chili, "garden salads", Philly cheese steak, and sandwich wraps, with smoothies and iced coffee too. [Section 131]
*Beer Hall: It's not exactly a craft beer wonderland, but they have way better options than the standard fare on offer throughout most of the park, so it's worth checking out for Heineken, Oberon, Guinness and the like, and they usually have a few Atwater beers too. [Section 131]
Hot Fries: Fries in a cup, chicken tenders, corn dogs, and chili fries. [Sections 143, 150, 336]
The New Amsterdam 416: This drinking, seating, and viewing area has stadium seats, tables, and even a 45 foot fire pit. All fans have access to the space, though certain areas and tables are reserved or restricted. [Pepsi Porch]
Pre and Post Game Food And Drink
There are plenty places to grab a bite and participate in Opening Day celebrations going on near the park. Good bets include The Elwood, Cheli's Chili, Cliff Bell's (a classier option), The Park Bar/Bucharest Grill, Rub BBQ Pub (unveiling a new look on Opening Day), Taqo, Detroit Beer Co., The Firebird Tavern. Grab a shuttle and head to Nemo's, Bookie's, or The Old Shillelagh.