Back home this week after a grueling road trip to Southern California, the Milwaukee Brewers took two out of three games against the Cardinals, and are set to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second series in as many weekends.
Here’s hoping that the Milwaukee Brewers bring with them the springtime SoCal weather! If you’re headed to ballpark for a game, here’s what’s going on at Miller Park this weekend.
New vegetarian options at Miller Park
Despite AJ Bombers still lacking my beloved black bean burger at Miller Park, it appears that the Brewers have listened to fans by adding some vegetarian items to the menu. Sorry vegan fans. You’re still choosing between peanuts, fries and tots. (Note to the Brewers: Even the Texas Rangers have a vegan food cart in their stadium.)
I’m most excited about the new grilled corn dishes, Elote en Vaso (or Corn in a Cup) and Fried BBQ Corn. The yummy Elote en Vaso is roasted corn (off the cob) tossed in mayo, chili powder, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno, garnished with cotija cheese and a lime wedge. The fried BBQ corn is a cob of corn tossed in a BBQ dry rub and drizzled with horseradish sauce.
These corn noshes are similar to the Cheeto-lote at Dodger Stadium. I sampled it while visiting LA last year. It’s a giant roasted cob of corn covered with a chipotle lime mayo and crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Trust me, it’s addictive.
Meats and Sweets
New on the meat scene this season is the Loaded Pork Tamale. This is a traditional tamale, but topped with queso blanco, Miller Park-made pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce.
Other new meaty choices include Smoke Shack’s BBQ chicken sandwich, the Wisconsin Cheese Steak, and the Wisconsin Ultimate Cheese Fries. These fries are crispy craft beer-battered twister cheese fries, topped with Sargento cheddar cheese sauce, chopped applewood smoked bacon AND fried Sargento cheese curds. (Accompanying angioplasty is not yet on the menu.)
Confection lovers will enjoy the Pearl Sugar Waffle, also vegetarian and available at Bernie’s Chalet. This Belgian waffle is made to order with pearl sugar (compressed sugar crystals which form larger “nibs”) and drizzled with chocolate sauce. You’ll probably want to order this one early for the kids so they’re down from the sugar high before the seventh inning stretch.
Ticket offers this weekend include Friday night promotions for Student Night (high school and college students can buy reduced price tickets and $4 concessions items), 5-County Friday (residents of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties save 50% on tickets), and the Miller Lite Beerpen T-shirt special.
Saturday night is Game of Thrones Night, which is part of the Theme Night Ticket Package. If you purchased a ticket package, you’ll receive a Brewers Game of Thrones T-shirt.
For Sunday’s day game, kids can run the bases following the game, and military veterans and active duty can purchase half price tickets.
Don’t forget to support the Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive for Charity event. All weekend long, fans are invited to donate full-sized toiletries or a monetary donation of at least $5. In return you’ll receive a 2018 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central Division Champions commemorative pin. Donation areas are located next to field level entrances at left field, right field, and home plate.
For more information, check out this link to learn about supported organizations.