Progressive Field Food – Three Things To Try
Until recently, the Progressive Field food menu hadn’t been populated with local icons. But as of 2015 the Indians are starting to recognize the city’s best food purveyors, especially in the Right Field District…and the Indians game experience is much better for it.
Here are just three items worth trying on the fantastic Prog menu these days…
Progressive Field Food Tip #1: Melt Chorizo and Potato Grilled Cheese. Come on man. Chorizo sausage with potato hash and cheddar cheese in a sandwich! Man food, but of course women love it too.
The Melt stand in the Right Field District is based on the local chain of grilled cheese sandwich shops in Cleveland, and they’re popular not just because of those wacky ingredients but also for that thick bread they pile them on.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer pronounced Melt as a place where “you don’t go to watch your calories”. Bonus at the ballpark: you’ll be walking them off anyway, so go ahead and have a Melt grilled cheese.
Progressive Field Food Tip #2: Dynomite Burger. Yes, it’s named for Jimmie Walker’s signature phrase on the TV show “Good Times”, and yes, you’re dating yourself if you’re familiar with it.
But it’s not a bad exclamation for a fresh burger in any of several styles…like the “Parallax” (white cheddar, bacon, BBQ mayo and red onion), or the “Chinato” (Mortadella, tomato, red onions and tomato mayo). There are other places to get a perfectly adequate burger here, but this is the high end stuff. Look at those toppings.
Dynomite Burgers are a creation of chef Zack Bruell, who by day is a chef for five fine dining restaurants in Cleveland. And yes, it was his idea to use Jimmie Walker’s catchphrase.
Progressive Field Food Tip #3: Spuds and Suds Garlic Fries. Spuds and Suds isn’t new, but I fear they will be overshadowed by the new selections in the Right Field District. Not if I can help it. Spuds serves up skin-on, fresh potato, gluten-free garlic fries with parmesan cheese and basil. You can even watch them dice up the potatoes.
Again, if you want to go elsewhere for different varieties of fries, the generic stands have some interesting choices. But if you want your fries authentic, boardwalk-style, and you require the skin still on them, Spuds and Suds is your place.
That’s just three selections at Progressive Field food; the place is full of great Cleveland eateries like Barrio, Sweet Moses, Great Lakes Brewing and a fine selection of craft brews too. Take your time deciding.
That’s how much it cost a family of four to see a game at Progressive Field in 2016, according to the MLB Fan Cost Index. And that was before they became the 2016 American League Champions.
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