By Justin Phillips via SF Gate
Believe or not, there was a point in time when the only foods at a baseball stadium were peanuts, hot dogs and cracker jacks.
These days, it wouldn't surprise a soul to see Thomas Keller from the French Laundry stroll into AT&T Park and whip up lobster rolls and chicken sandwiches, which is actually happening at pop-up event on September 19. (Tickets are not on sale yet, but it's described as a "pregame tasting event.")
The Bay Area is one of the country's premiere dining destinations, which means we always seem to be looking beyond peanuts, hot dogs and warm beers.
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants gave a glimpse of the food future at AT&T Park, one filled with 100 percent organic menus, ice cream sandwiches, deli and pub fare and some old-fashioned barbecue.
New this year on the Promenade Level:
The Organic Coup: This fried chicken joint is the first USDA Certified Organic fast food restaurant in the country, and there are two brick-and-mortar outposts in San Francisco. And with its new location in Section 134, it'll become the first 100-percent certified organic vendor at AT&T Park. The menu includes fried chicken sandwiches topped with cabbage slaw, plus tots and tenders.
CREAM: The Bay Area's popular ice cream shop has a new kiosk headed to Section 130. The menu has baked ice cream cookie sandwiches, cookies, ice cream and coffee.
SF Soup Company: Section 113 will be home to the soups like homemade clam chowder and chili.
Mission Street Taqueria: Burritos bowls, burrito bowls and more burrito bowls.
McCovey's BBQ: Newly relocated to Section 110.
New on the Field Club Level:
Tony's Slice House: Tony Gemignani and his pies have found their way to the Field Club; there is also a stand in section 103.
Zach's Deli: Pastrami, turkey, brisket, and corned beef New York-style deli sandwiches.
Bar San Pancho: The Tacolicious spin-off will serve hot wings, hotter wings, chicharones, chips and dips, tacos dorados, nachos and just about anything else that's both fried and delicious.
Virgin America Club Level:
The Cove: Seafood dishes like clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna poke, crab, fried calamari and shrimp po'boy.
Murph's Pub: Chicken pies, beef pies, and root vegetable pies large enough to share.
Bar San Pancho: Same as the Field Club site.