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Chowin’ Down: Citi Field’s BLT Dog and Garlic Fries

“Chowin’ Down” is back for another season, where we bring you the best in ballpark bites!  I’ve long been a connoisseur of garlic fries and finally got to try Citi’s Field’s offering.  Straight way in center field is Box Frites where they have specialty hot dogs and garlic fries that come with a variety of dipping sauces.

Citi Field Garlic FriesI grabbed a BLT dog, but I held the mayo (sorry, not a fan).  The garlic fries were pretty good, but don’t compare to Yankee Stadium or AT&T Park’s versions.  The prices weren’t too bad at $6.25 for the BLT dog, but I would’ve liked more than one slice of bacon.  Garlic fries prices were $6.50 for a small and $8.25 for a large.  For my money, I’ll stick with the Gilroy garlic fries in San Francisco…..for now.

-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)

Chowin’ Down: The Boomstick

I would like to go on record by saying that I do not wish this torment on anybody. But, I have successfully eaten the Boomstick.

If you don’t know what the Boomstick is, where have you been?

It is two feet of hot dog smothered in chili, cheese, onions and jalapenos. It is the most deliciously awful thing I have ever eaten:

If you are able to finish this beast they will give you a t-shirt which is the main reason I forced myself to eat it.

I arrived at the game a little late so I started eating just before the first pitch. I had it down by the end of the second inning Sunday. I wish I would have realized there was some skill to being able to finish when I started.

I destroyed the first foot and a half in about ten minutes and then hit the wall. I had to change my eating habits in order to finish it. It’s a secret I can’t reveal as you all must find your own route to victory.

The highlight of my Sunday was not the six shutout innings that Matt Harrison threw or the MVP caliber game that Josh Hamilton had. It was in fact the moment when my shirt was brought out to me. I have never been more disgusted and proud of myself as I was in that moment.

If you think you can handle it, go check out a game in Arlington, TX.

– Brian Boynton (@Rangerfanbrian)