Not to be outdone by the Oakland A’s, who just announced they’d serve the East Oakland-produced Impossible burger at their Oakland Coliseum, the San Francisco Giants are bringing the popular meat-like treat across the Bay to AT&T Park. The Impossible Burger, which is made from plants but tends to inspire an “I can’t believe it’s not beef” reaction from diners, will be sold at the Derby Grill in the Blue Shield Field Club Area. But it’s not the only new food for Giants fans — and the seagulls that swarm the seats after the 7th inning — to enjoy at games this year.
As unveiled by the Giants today at a preview for AT&T Park’s upcoming season, new items include Dippin’ Dots (the “ice cream of the future” since 1988), Chicago-style hot dogs at the McGraw Grill (eat it, Cubs fans), and a brand new “signature burger” called the Juicy Lou, named after Giants mascot Lou seal. That’s not made with seal, but does contain genuine, non-imitation beef, so think about that for a second.
The biggest shakeup in terms of AT&T park concessions is behind the scenes. In the off-season, Bon Appétit Management Company, which previously ran just the “premium dining” portion of the ballpark, is now in charge of all food operations, taking over for Centerplate. To score that starting spot, Bon Appétit even poached Centerplate’s AT&T Park mastermind, Bill Greathouse, credited with popularizing garlic fries in the stadium. He’ll continue to oversee food operations.