Bleacher of Habit
Eating Your Way Around Nationals Park
You’ve been known to score a good seat or two at Nationals Park (a well-placed PAC donation tends to do
that). But we’d like to remind you, there’s another way: a standing-room ticket that gives you license
to roam about the place, sampling all of its culinary delights. Like so...
Cincinnati Chili on a Pile of Spaghetti
You’re happy to give the visiting team first crack at Taste of the Majors, where they roll out food from
the visiting team’s ballpark. Which this weekend means Cincinnati chili with cheese and onions over
spaghetti. It beats wearing their hat.
Eight Pounds of Hamburger
You didn’t bring the entire delegation from the Swiss parliament here for nothing. You’ve all got a
burger to eat. Specifically, the eight-pound, limited-supply StrasBurger at the Red Porch
restaurant in center field, where they’ve also got beers like Dogfish Head and Hennepin. You’ll need a
lot of them.
Barbacoa Tacos at El Verano
By the bottom of the fifth, we know what you’ll be thinking: another form of beef is in order.
Fortunately, someone now has the lock on ballpark barbacoa tacos, slow-cooked with two kinds of peppers.
It’s truly an international game.
Fried Pies at Box Frites
Yes, that’s someone playing “God Bless America” on the banjo. Feel free to listen while you seek out
some dessert in the form of individual hand pies—apple crumb or mixed berry and apple—that get
deep-fried to order. Welcome to the majors.
Beer Deals at Station 4
You’re going to need somewhere to tally this all up (the runs, not the calories). You’ll want to take up
a post in Station 4’s lounge, where your ticket stub gets you $3 beers all night. They also have pork
belly and duck confit manicotti. Just sayin’.