The fifth stadium of our Windows Phone Baseball Bucket List began with an exclusive tour of Miller Park’s unique array of locally made food. Miller Park’s head chef John DiMartini started us off at the Chef’s Table.
The table offers up a new menu style at the beginning of every homestand series and thats because the style of food parallels the indigenous ingredients of the opposing teams city. The Brewers were taking on Arizona, so we were promised some good South Western eats. Fresh husked corn off the cob with a southwestern cheese and mayo sauce, complimented by some firecracker sliders.
Next stop was the brand new Slugger Hot Dog stand. A two foot hot dog smothered in sauteed onions, cheese, chili and peppers, and if that’s not enough for you, picture all that goodness living in perfect harmony nestled in a butter glazed pretzel bun. My arm went numb after the first bite, is that bad? The 2.5 lbs of artery traffic was created by Chef John and the brat/dog capitol of the country to salute National Hot Dog month and The Roosevelts had the honor of having the inaugural dog to kick off the celebration.
Our last and thank the baseball Gods final stop was the Parfey. John created this layered beast after noticing the difficulties fans had holding on to a beer in one hand and snacks in the other. Mashed potatoes, sweet pulled pork, mashed potatoes again, pulled pork again seasoned with a red pepper sauce and some parsley. Chef John, you don’t know what you’re doing. Yeah, he does, he knows exactly what he’s doing. This was the Wendy Peffercorn of Parfays, Wendy Parfeycorn, and I had immediately jumped off the deep end for it.
The infamous 6th inning Sausage Race was up next. Five grown men (maybe women?) dressed up as a variety of Milwaukee meats makes for great entertainment. Chorizo looked like the heavy favorite coming in, but his sombrero proved to be less aerodynamic than the Italian sausage’s chef hat and the giant Mediterranean meat took the race. I have a feeling the fix was in. I’ve already filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Meat Race Gaming Commission.
The dedicated superfan and Brewer babe, Front Row Amy, has become the figurehead behind the backstop for the Brewers, driving over an hour to get to the park for every home game at Miller. Except the game we were at. Amy, for one reason or another couldn’t make the game and crushed our dreams of meeting one of most popular superfans the game has ever seen. We still love you, Amy. No, really, we still love you.
Bernie Brewer has a slide in center field, he slides down after every Milwaukee dinger. We figured it might be possible, with all our culinary connections to try and take a slide down, but apparently The Brewers organization is quite strict against regular fans sliding down the slide during the game. Looked stupid anyway. It actually looked awesome. Check out this amazing panorama photo we shot using the HTC Titan II.