It’s time to brace for another season of Detroit Tigers baseball and novelty foods. Today, the concessions team at Comerica Park unveiled a selection of new items from its 2017 lineup.
While in the past, concessioner Delaware North has showcased feats of culinary and caloric excess, this year’s items were notably toned down. Plates of hummus with pita and veggies, greek salads, chicken shawarma, shawarma nachos, and Cuban sandwiches — which on some alternate plane might even be considered healthy by ballpark standards — made up a majority of the spread.
But the stadium bites weren’t without their novelties. New this year on the hot dog front is a Hawaiian dog with jalapeno peppers and pickled vegetables and a one-off Coney pizza from Little Caesars.
The pizza is a Detroit-style square pizza crust with chili for sauce, topped with cheese, mustard, onions, and sliced hot dogs. It will only be available at Comerica Park for now, though representatives from Little Caesars say they aren’t ruling out taking it to a larger audience if it performs well.
Chef Mark Szubeczek of Delaware North says there are even more dishes in the works this season including deep-fried Snickers bars and strawberry shortcake. Not every item is destined to be a hit with baseball fans. “A couple of the crazy dogs” have been taken off the menu this year, Szubeczek confirms. Stay tuned for more updates on the Comerica Park dining lineup ahead of Opening Day (April 7).
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