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Crappy hot dogs and $8 macrobrews are nowhere to be found at AT&T Park. In keeping with SF's foodie Mecca status, the Giants' home club is generally considered to have some of the best stadium concessions in the country, and they're only getting better this year with the addition of a stadium garden (opening in May) that will provide the ultimate in locally-sourced produce. While peanuts and Cracker Jack still await purists, the food-savvy have options like rock-cod tacos from Mijita, Dungeness crab sandwiches, Humphry Slocombe ice cream, and grilled chicken rice bowls with pineapple-zucchini salsa. Even the humble hot dog gets an upgrade, with a bacon-studded number from local butcher 4505 Meats at chef Traci Des Jardins' Public House. You'll also find sushi, gelato, Chinese food, chicken pot pie, and plenty of vegetarian options. As Tuesday's afternoon home opener against the Diamondbacks approaches, we bring you our guide to the best eats in the ballpark, updated with the latest changes from Giants management for 2014.

AT&T Park's Five Standouts

Public%20House.jpgPublic House: Traci Des Jardins has raised the standard for stadium dining, with chef Jorge Lumbreras offering takes on comfort-food classics like mini corn dogs, fried mac and cheese, pulled-pork sliders, and steamed mussels, plus Humphry Slocombe ice cream for dessert. Public House also boasts the park's best beer selection (and one of the city's best in general), with 20 taps of craft goodness from points local (Linden Street, High Water, Mill Valley Beerworks) and national (Ballast Point, Allagash, Stone). Pro tip: grab a pint of the good stuff in a plastic cup on your way into the park, which allows you to save cash and use the restaurant's less-crowded interior entrance. [Willie Mays Plaza]

Crazy%20Crab%27z.jpgCrazy Crab'z: Crazy Crab may have long been unseated as mascot by Lou Seal, but his signature sandwich still inspires cravings in fans with its piles of sweet, fresh Dungeness crab between two slices of garlic butter-brushed grilled sourdough. A crab salad and crab cocktail also grace the menu. [Center Field]

Orlando%27s%20Carribean%20Bowl.jpgOrlando's Caribbean BBQ: This pair of booths is known for the Cha-Cha bowl, which combine rice, beans, grilled chicken, and pineapple-zucchini salsa into a Caribbean take on bibimbap. If you're looking to eat away a beer buzz, it's one of the most filling meals in the park. [Promenade Level and View Level]

club%20level.jpgFarmers' Market Cart: Those searching for a healthier alternative to hot dogs and fried goods should head to the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market stand. They offer their own take on the Crazy Crab sandwich, a Gruyere grilled cheese, seasonal antipasti, and a selection of gelati. To drink, there's local wine on draft by the glass or carafe. [Club Level]

Mijita.jpgMijita: Public House's next-door Mexican restaurant, also from Des Jardins and Lumbreras, serves chicken tamales, jicama salad with grapefruit, avocado and pumpkin seeds and an assortment of tacos, like carne asada and crisped carnitas. As with beers from Public House, you can grab a margarita in a plastic cup to tote to your seat. [Willie Mays Plaza]

The Full Lineup


Center Field

Anchor Grill: Burgers, kielbasa.
Edible Garden: Opening this May, the first edible garden in a ballpark will offer seasonally influenced flatbreads, pastas, greens, smoothies, and soups, using the best of what emerges from its regular and hydroponic growing areas.
Outta Here Cheesesteaks: Cheesesteaks in various forms: classic Philly, NorCal veggie, and chicken.
Pier 44 Chowder House: Warm clam chowder served in a bread bowl, perfect for chilly night games. Other seafood items on the menu include calamari and fish and chips.
Say Hey! Sausage Specialties: Sausages, bratwurst and hot dogs.
Stormin' Norman's: Well known for their fry bread, a massive piece of fried dough topped with powdered sugar. Or cinnamon. Or honey. The options are endless. And, according to their menu, free whooopie [sic] pies.

Promenade Level

A Taste of North Beach: A medley of Italian dishes, like the forty-clove garlic chicken sandwich from the Stinking Rose, meatball sandwiches, and cheese ravioli.
California Cookout: The main event is a hefty kielbasa sandwich topped with onions, pepper and sauerkraut. Other options include chicken sandwiches and Polish sausages, as well as that ahi-tuna sandwich that you'll have to watch Tyler Florence eat in an inning-break video at every. single. game.
Clam Chowder: More bread-bowl chowder action.
Derby Grill: Burgers, chicken tenders, hot dogs, veggie dogs.
Edsel Ford Fong's: Named for the famously abusive Sam Wo waiter, this is the one and only Chinese concession in the park, serving beef & broccoli, orange chicken, Chinese chicken salad, egg rolls, and sushi boxes (spicy tuna, California roll) from Mashi's on the Club Level.
First Base Carvery: Carved turkey, beef-brisket and corned-beef sandwiches, panini, and s'mores.
Gourmet Sausages: Bratwurst, hot links and kielbasa.
Murph's Clubhouse Pub: This Irish pub-themed booth's sweet-potato fries dusted with curry are a nice change from the stadium's never-ending supply of garlic fries. Also on the menu: Irish quesadillas and corned-beef or brisket sandwiches.
Saag's Deli Sandwiches: Roast beef, turkey, and ham sandwiches; fresh fruit salad.
Vintage 58 Wine Bar: Local wines on tap and international varietals by the bottle.

Club Level

Ballpark Snacks: Old-fashioned penny candy (though it costs way more than a penny), strawberry shortcake, hand-tossed caramel corn, and soft pretzels. Adjacent to the farmer's market cart.
Derby Grill: Hamburgers, chicken tenders, pulled-pork sandwiches, bratwurst, and new this year, a lamb burger with feta and tzatziki.
The Doghouse: Hebrew National hot dogs with five kinds of toppings, including Chicago-style and Santa Fe-style.
Ghirardelli: Home of the famous hot fudge sundae.
Gilroy Garlic Fries: Self-explanatory. Plus corn dogs.
Giuseppe Bazurro: Named for a 19th-century San Francisco restaurateur. Italian eats like pizza, grilled eggplant panini, and Italian combo sandwiches, plus Greek and chicken Caesar salads in regular or wrap form.
Joe Garcia's: Soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes.
Long Taters: A baked-potato or mashed-potato bar with unlimited toppings, ranging from cheddar cheese and grilled onions to bacon and grilled corn.
Mashi's Sushi Bistro: Japanese fare. Fresh sushi rolls, sashimi and edamame, and rice bowls topped with teriyaki chicken, hoisin short ribs, or green-curry fried tofu and bok choy. They also sell the SF Giant Roll, a sushi burrito (yup, not a hand roll) with tuna, bok choy, tofu, and spicy mayo, all wrapped in a big sheet of nori.
Murph's Clubhouse Pub: Curried sweet-potato fries, Irish nachos, chicken pot pie, Guinness-braised beef shepherd's pie.

Field Club

Ballpark Snacks: Old-fashioned penny candy, strawberry shortcake, hand-tossed caramel corn, and soft pretzels.
Carvery: Brisket, corned beef, turkey, and pastrami, plus potato salad and housemade potato chips.
Derby Grill: Hamburgers, chicken tenders, pulled-pork sandwiches, bratwurst, lamb burgers.
Edsel Ford Fong's: Asian food, with a more expanded menu from the Promenade Level location. Build-your-own rice and noodle bowls, with beef, chicken, tofu, and veggie options, are the main draw.
Giuseppe Bazurro: Italian eats like pizza, grilled eggplant panini, and Italian combo sandwiches, plus Greek and chicken Caesar salads in regular or wrap form.
Joe Garcia's: Soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes.
The Wine Bar: Similar wine selection to the farmer's market cart upstairs: sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, shiraz, red blends, by the glass or carafe, with some draft wine options.

View Level

Doggie Diner Stand: The much-loved Sheboygan bratwurst, served on a sourdough roll with sauerkraut and onions.
McCovey's 44 BBQ: Classic BBQ items, like chicken and pork.
Outta Here Cheesesteaks: Cheesesteaks in various forms: classic Philly, NorCal veggie, and chicken.
Vintage 58 Wine Bar: Local wines on tap and international varietals by the bottle.

Beer, wine, and mixed-drink purveyors include Bayside Brews, Mission Creek Cantina, Budweiser, Left Field Bar, Right Field Bar, Lexus Clubhouse Bar, Widmer Brew Haus, California Wine Bar, The Anchor Taproom and Cable Car Bar.

Other food options found in multiple locations throughout the stadium: Coffee, espresso, and hot chocolate from Cafe Juma. Hot chocolate from Ghirardelli and Cafe Juma. Ice cream from Dreyers and Haagen-Dazs. Hebrew National hot dogs. Pizza from Port Walk Pizza. Sandwiches from King Street Carvery. Fresh popcorn. The famed Gilroy garlic fries. Nuts from Hot Roasted Nuts and Cervesas. Peanuts, Cracker Jack, and Red Vines from Doggie Diner. Sno-cones, cotton candy, and lemonade.

And if none of this appeals, here's AT&T Park's biggest secret of all: you can bring in any outside food you want, no questions asked. Seriously. (The amnesty doesn't apply to alcoholic drinks or any non-alcoholic beverage that's not in a sealed plastic bottle.) Good neighboring options include sandwiches from Merigan Sub Shop, fried chicken and waffles from Little Skillet, a whole pizza from Amici's, and Ironside's pressed Cubano.

AT&T Park

24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA

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