The 2007 baseball season officially begins in a couple hours as the Giants host the Padres, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind everyone of one of the best dining destinations in all of the Bay Area: AT&T Park. No other sporting venue in the country can match the myriad gourmet food stands sprinkled throughout the most picturesque ballpark in the league. If you’re stuck in an office today, our advice is to play hookey and enjoy the waterfront view. The forecast: low 70s, slight breeze and sunshine. That’s baseball-watching, hot dog-eating weather.
The list of our favorite dining options in AT&T Park after the jump, including some garlicky ones (the famed fries and a 40-clove garlic chicken sandwich) and a few undiscovered gems.
- Acme Chophouse: a sustainable steakhouse on Willie Mays Plaza, right next to the entrance
- Portwalk Plaza: pizza, wings
- Doggie Diner: the usual ballpark fare: Grilled Giants dogs, Superdogs, Polish sausages et al.
- Say Hey! Willie Mays Sausages: gourmet sausages (third-pounders, Italian, brats, hot links)
- Joe Garcia’s: tacos, quesadillas, burritos
- Giuseppe Bazurro’s: freshly-made specialty flatbread pizzas
- John J. McGraw Derby Grill: the famous Gilroy Garlic fries, half-pound burgers, etc
- Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sundae Stands
- Orlando’s: home of the Baby Bull Tri-Tip Sandwich
- Fresh Catch: fresh seafood sandwiches from the wharf
- Stinking Rose Restaurant: home of the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken Sandwich
- Panda Express: our favorite mall food, bar none.
- Murph’s Irish Pub: for intellectual conversation
- Safeway Signature Soups and Sandwiches: dutch crunch!