Milwaukee is known for their beers, brats and cheeses, so it was much to my delight that I came across a Food Network booth at Miller Park (named one of America’s Best Pallparks) which went beyond those key ingredients to give me some variety in my weekend. This “Step Up to a Full Plate” booth, took some spins on some classics. PNC Park would be very fortunate to be a part of a program like this.
Buffalo Chicken Mac N’ Cheese and Bacon Sloppy Joes were the two options offered during the Brewers/Pirates series, each for only $7.50. Feeling confident I knew what the Buffalo Chicken Mac N’ Cheese would taste like, I opted for the Bacon Sloppy Joes. The sandwich wasn’t large but was quite delicious. Adding bacon to the traditional sloppy joe sandwich gave it a nice smoky, almost barbequed, flavor. The addtion of the pepperjack cheese gave it a little spicy, heat kick. And the fried onions – not from a can – added a fried, crunch. Sure it might sound like there was a lot going on in the sandwich, but it was a delicious take and something that you certainly wouldn’t expect to get at a ballpark.
Happily, the Pirates won the night I ate this sandwich. Perhaps if it was offered at PNC Park, I wouldn’t be such bad luck when I attended the games locally. Because, of course, I’m a good luck charm after I’ve had some good food.