Besides actually watching the games, one of the best parts and experiences of heading to any stadium in St. Louis, is trying out all of the amazing foods they have to offer. A lot of the time, these foods are something that you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else. So here are how all of the foods stack up at the St. Louis stadiums.
They begin, for instance, with french fries. That’s simple enough. But then they add chili and cheese and maybe some sausage, and before you know it you have consumed half a day’s total allotted calories.
Or perhaps you’re tempted by a Taste of the Hill burger, which was introduced last year at Busch Stadium. That’s two smashed hamburgers covered in marinara sauce and Provel cheese, served on buns made with Budweiser beer and topped with two toasted ravioli.
So fried food is big at stadiums, and, like the patrons, only becoming bigger. Sugar is popular, too, both in liquid (soft drinks) and solid (candy) forms. Also ice cream, which is sort of in between the two.
There is a hockey game going on at the stadium, or a baseball game or a basketball game or something that closely resembles football. The idea is that the game will distract you from the calories you are consuming and the money you are spending for them.
And that’s important right now.
It’s March, and it’s time for a little madness.
Every year, Go! Magazine puts together a food-related bracket at approximately the same time the NCAA holds its own, somewhat lesser-known sports bracket. Coincidentally, our bracket this year also has a sports-related theme: the best stadium food.
A look at upcoming special dinners, pop-ups and other restaurant events…
Cinder Bar Launch at Cinder House
When 5-8 p.m. Thursday (March 5) • Where Cinder House, 999 North Second Street • How much Free • More info 314-881-5759
Cinder House, Gerard Craft’s Brazilian-inspired restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, is introducing a new menu and a new look for its bar. Cinder Bar now features such shareable dishes as piri piri chicken wings, empanadas and stuffed dates with bacon, chorizo and ají panca sauce. Cinder House is celebrating Cinder Bar’s launch with a happy hour featuring passed bites and cocktails, with additional food and drink available for purchase.
Beast Butcher & Block Dinner with Gerard Craft and Cinder House
When 6:30 p.m. March 10 • Where Beast Butcher & Block, 4156 Manchester Avenue • How much $80 (includes food and gratuity) • More info 314-944-6003; beastbbqstl.com