It’s time for the Cincinnati Reds’ home opener, which marks the official return of baseball to the Queen City. Can’t make it to the game? You can still have some baseball stadium themed foods from these restaurants and businesses.
What’s a baseball game without hot dogs? Gourmet hot dogs are even better. Larry’s menu features six dogs with a selection of different toppings and sauces. If you don’t want to cross the river, head over to Senate in Blue Ash, which features five different hot dogs and a Hot Dog of the Day, if you like to be surprised. Larry’s, 536 W. Ninth St., Covington, (859) 360-6259; Senate, 1100 Summit Place Dr., Blue Ash, (513) 769-0099, www.senatepub.com
Peanuts and Cracker Jacks
With a delicious assortment of treats—including peanuts, Cracker Jack, and pretzels—the Cincinnati Reds gift basket from Hyde Park Gourmet Food & Wine is the perfect pick for ballpark snacks. 2707 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 533-4329, hydeparkgourmet.com
Pizza is always a classic for these type of events, and Dewey’s has you covered with its new Ballpark pie. With horseradish mustard base, mozzarella, sauerkraut, caramelized red onions, and spicy smoked sausage, the flavor is guaranteed to keep the Reds’ Opening Day fun for you and your friends. Hurry, this one is only available through May 2! Multiple locations, deweyspizza.com
At Mama Made It, you can find everything from traditional and caramel popcorn to cheddar and Chicago-style popcorn. This “mushroom style” gourmet popcorn pops into a well-rounded shape that perfectly holds all the flavor. 117 W Elder St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 257-7959, mamamadeit.com
This mobile cotton candy cart offers sugary treats for any occasion. You can choose your flavors, toppings and theme, so you celebrate the start of baseball season with a Reds’ cotton candy cake. You can rent the cart, order party favors, or check the event calendar where you’ll find a list of dates for each week’s pop up., so keep your eyes peeled because they might be nearby. queencitycottoncandy.com
And if you’re actually going to the game, don’t forget to check out the new food items at Great American:
- The “Red Hot” Chicken Sandwich is a fried chicken breast topped with honey hot sauce, pickle chips, and horseradish cole slaw on a brioche bun
- Montgomery Inn’s Bar-B Cone features pulled pork, white cheddar mac & cheese, cole slaw, and Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce, all server in a waffle cone
- “Bunt” Cake Sundae is a Bundt cake topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, whip cream, and sprinkles
See Gary Davis, GABP’s executive chef, talk about some of the new menu items here.