Spending the day watching baseball at PNC Park is a real treat.
Speaking of treats...eating at PNC Park is a culinary adventure! It's part of the whole ballgame experience. Here are some suggestions that go beyond peanuts and cracker jacks:
Manny's BBQ (Center Field) - This barbecue stand is named after former Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen, who has been known to hang around and sign autographs for fans. On the menu: pulled pork, burgers and sliders.
BRGR (near section 115) - Yummy gourmet burgers. Try the spicy "Fire in the Hole." Extinguish the heat with a milkshake (Salty Caramel is a good one). There's a shake-only line if you pass on the burger.
Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club (Left Field) - Two words: The Closer. (No, not Mark Melancon.) The Closer is a sandwich with four slices of thick toasted sourdough bread loaded with nine slices of cheese, four slabs of candied bacon and a compote made with leeks and Granny Smith apples.
Primanti Bros. (Section 110) - Primanti's sandwich with fresh deli meats and cheeses topped off with French fries. A Pittsburgh classic.
Riverwalk Grill (Section 144) The foot-long beef Cuban Pretzel Dog is wrapped in a German-imported pretzel bun, comes topped with ham, house-smoked pork, pickles and mustard.
Sausage Stop (Sections 105, 120, 304) - No surprise here, Sausage stop sells grilled Sausages and Bratwurst with sauteed green peppers and onions. Delicious.
Gourmet Pretzels (Sections 103, 118, 304) - Choose from Apple, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno, Cheddar and Cinnamon, or try 'em all!
Don't forget about the Cotton Candy. There's only a few places you can eat cotton candy, and the ballpark is one of them. The vendors walk around selling the sugary cloud of sweet fluffiness --Who doesn't love it? Go ahead and get some, just don't tell your dentist!
If these aren't enough for you, check out these 6 New Dishes at PNC Park, or head to PNC Park soon for great baseball and a smorgasbord of food choices! What is your favorite food to eat during a Pirates game?