A few Midwest League teams already announced the addition of unique foods to their ballpark menus this year. Among them are specialty burgers and a grilled cheese chicken sandwich from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a team-branded coffee blend and a half-pound burger called “The Fatty” from the Kane County Cougars, and “Dutch Love” from the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Now there are more new MWL foods I’ve learned about via press releases and news stories.
New food options at Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, include the Porknado (a waffle cone layered with pulled pork, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and barbeque sauce), a deep-fried mac and cheese sandwich, pork tenderloin sandwiches, poutine (french fries with cheese curds, topped with brown gravy), and the Studebaker Special (a glazed donut topped with cream-cheese frosting, two strips of bacon, strawberry jalapeño jam, and candied jalapeños). You can read about those and other new food options at Four Winds Field here.
In addition to the new foods mentioned earlier, the Timber Rattlers also now offer two sandwiches served with Milwaukee Brewers legend Gorman Thomas’s mustard-based “Stormin’ Sauce.” The Stormin’ Gorman Cuban is a hoagie bun filled with pulled pork, smoked ham, and pickles. The Stormin’ Triple Oinker is made with a grilled pork chop, pulled pork, apple-smoked bacon, and nacho cheese. Bottles of Stormin’ Sauce are available for purchase at the Snake Pit team store inside Fox Cities Stadium.
New concessions available at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, include the South of the Border sampler (jalapeño tamale bites, chicken strips, cheese sticks, and cheese quesadilla quarters with ranch, marinara, sour cream and pico de gallo), chicken with waffles (a waffle cone with layers of mashed potatoes, chunked fried chicken, topped with honey mustard or maple syrup), beer-battered cheese curds, smoked beef short rib with corn and beans, house-smoked pulled pork, and a seasonal apple crisp dessert. You can read more about these and other new Lugnuts offerings — and see photos of some of them, too — here.