Shaikin: Why food at Dodger Stadium isn’t as good as at Petco Park

From Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times on May 28, 2019:

As Ruth Lester waited for her food from a concession stand at Petco Park, she peeked at the adjacent stand. The steak tacos from Lucha Libre Taco Bar looked enticing. But then Lester got her order – a shrimp taco and a mahi-mahi taco from Blue Water Grill – and she was delighted with the freshly made meal she had just been handed.

“I’m excited about this food,” she said.

Lester echoed a common refrain among the thousands of Dodgers fans who invade Petco Park every season and drown out the “Beat L.A.” chants from the home fans. The Dodgers usually win, and their fans return to Los Angeles wondering why the food at Dodger Stadium cannot be as good as the team that plays there.

From crispy coconut shrimp to clam chowder, and from tri-tip nachos to a burrito packed with steak, shrimp and avocado, Petco Park offers culinary delights that go far beyond hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.

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Originally published: May 29, 2019. Last Updated: May 29, 2019.