Those of you who know me personally know I’m an enormous baseball fan and that I live for my Dodgers. I try to make it out to games as much as time permits – no matter how bad the traffic or parking is, Dodger Stadium is still a beautiful venue to watch baseball and carries a lot of nostalgia with it. The only really crappy part is the food. I’ve gotten into a habit over the past year or so of bringing in my own food, especially snacks – yes Dodger Stadium actually lets you do that – including air-popped popcorn, apples, grapes, etc. But part of me really wants to be able to go up to the concession stand and have a decent plant-based option besides those disgusting veggie dogs.
Stadium food, for the most part, is the unhealthiest of the unhealthy, with new decadent and heart-clogging dishes being thought up ever year. Check out this post with a slideshow of the newest disgusting food items at various parks. Also within that story is this news item:
“But stadium chefs have also branched out beyond traditional fare, embracing more specific dietary needs for an evolving fan base. Several parks will over the Sloppy Jane, a vegan twist on the classic sandwich. The filling is a blend of tempeh, peppers, onions, molasses and brown sugar barbecue sauce on a vegan wheat bun.”
Say WHAAA? Well, I just happened to come across this “Sloppy Jane” at Dodger Stadium this past Saturday (best game I’ve been to in a long time, Matt Kemp is a God!) and although I did bring my own food with me, I decided I had to give this female sloppy joe a try. Here’s what it looks like:
The sandwich is actually pretty damn good, albeit a little…sloppy. I had to use a fork for about half of the sandwich that spilled back out onto the tray. Nonetheless, this is a huge step in the right direction for Dodger Stadium and apparently for other stadiums around the country – from what I’ve found, both Chicago ballparks and Arizona’s Chase Field have announced they have the sandwich. Has anyone seen this anywhere else?