Right now there’s ballpark food with its own Twitter and Tumbler feeds. The Porkfait—a.k.a. the Pulled Pork Parfait—is a high-rising, layered combo of pulled pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, served ice cream parfait–style. You can find it at Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, or you can follow it at @MillerParkPork (tweets include #braun and ERMAHGERD MAHSHERD PERTERTERS #NationalPotatoDay). (Read it slowly, you’ll get it.)
But no matter how many Twitter followers Porkfait has, the real star of baseball concession stands will always be hot dogs. And like other stadium foods—like the ice cream sundae so big it needs a regulation batting helmet to contain it—it’s gotten more and more over-the-top. Here, some notable dogs to chow down on or to just look at in amazement.
Meat Lover’s Hot Dog; Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati Reds
This super-calorie dog is meat-on-meat-on-meat. It consists of a deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Queen City sausage that’s topped with beef chili and salami that’s fried as well, plus shredded Jack cheese, stuffed into a locally made hoagie roll. “Not for those of you who want to live to see your 50th birthday,” says askmen.com.