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Friday, May 24, 2019

Food

Minor league team goes viral with sugary hot dog

cotton candy hot dog

The Erie Sea Wolves created a frenzy online with one of their concoctions on “Sugar Rush Night.”

The Sea Wolves, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, decided to serve some foods in cotton candy. The ice cream ball wrapped in cotton candy made sense:

What was more daring was their hot dog topped with Nerds where cotton candy was used as a bun.

Now that’s how to tackle the sweet vs. savory battle with one item.

Would you try it?

Chick-fil-A will be in new Falcons stadium, still closed on Sundays

Seven of the Atlanta Falcons’ eight home games at their new stadium this season will be held on Sunday, which means one very important thing for fans at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium — there will be only one opportunity to eat Chick-fil-A during the regular season.

As ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes, there is a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside the NFL’s newest venue. Of course, all Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sundays. The one inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be no exception.

Falcons fans have only one chance to get their Chick-fil-A fix during the regular season, and that will be during a Thursday night game on Dec. 7. However, the team’s two preseason home games are on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 31. If you’re planning to go to a Falcons game that doesn’t fall on one of those three dates, you had better start thinking about food options other than Chick-fil-A.

We know at least one NBA player who would be drooling outside the Chick-fil-A stand on Sundays. Don’t be surprised if that ends up happening with a handful of Falcons fans.

Chiefs’ Charcandrick West gets custom Skittles-dispensing luggage

Charcandrick West Skittles bag

Charcandrick West is a big Skittles fan, and the Kansas City Chiefs running back got a sweet gift from the candy company.

Skittles sent West a custom Skittles-dispensing bag that he can use when packing for road trips with the Chiefs.

West has been known for taking a Skittles bag with him on the road, but this one is different in that it includes a button you can press to dispense the candies.

West has scored eight touchdowns over the past two seasons for the Chiefs. He’ll likely be sharing carries with Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt this season, as well as Skittles headlines with Marshawn Lynch.

Mariners sold out of toasted grasshoppers at Safeco Field

The Mariners have introduced a new item to snack on while watching a game at Safeco Field and (for at least one day) they couldn’t have too many of them.

When it comes to ballpark foods, teams appear to be trying to outdo each other at this point. There’s almost no limit to what you can find a stadiums across the country with some choices more extreme than others. At Safeco Field, you can munch on a well-seasoned insect.

For $4, you can get a bowl of toasted grasshoppers that have been tossed in chili lime salt. They will, obviously, not appeal to everyone. However, on Monday, enough people purchased them the concession stand selling them reportedly sold out.

A few fans took to Twitter and either posted photos or gave their impressions of the crunch snack.

Eating grasshoppers like a boss after a fumble. #safecofield #grasshoppers @mariners #marinersopener

A post shared by Scott Iwata (@scottiwata) on

The chili lime salt might actually entice me to try a couple if given the opportunity. I’d just have to get over the whole, you know, grasshopper thing.

H/T Cut4

Texas Rangers selling 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot dog

Ballpark Arlington

The Texas Rangers have developed a reputation for producing jaw-dropping, gut-busting, over-sized food items at their ballgames, and this season will be no different.

Actually, there will be something new this year that is worth a headline — their 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot dog.

GuideLive.com says the Rangers will be selling an “MVT” at games this year that will feature their 24-inch “Boomstick” hot dog inside of a tamale. The “Most Valuable Tamale” as it’s known is topped with chili, nacho cheese and sour cream.

If you’re planning on eating and ordering one of those, we recommend you bring an entire family and wear some pants with an elastic waistband.

Photo: Rich Anderson/Flickr

Johnny Manziel got a money cake for his birthday

Johnny Manziel money cake

Johnny Manziel turned 22 on Saturday and got a very appropriate customized birthday cake to celebrate the occasion.

Colossal Cupcakes in Cleveland posted a photo to their Facebook page showing off the custom cake they made for the Browns quarterback. As you can see, the cake features two huge sacks of money with coins and bills coming out. There are also coins, bills and a fake gold bar on the tray, too.

That cake seems to fit Manziel’s personality perfectly. All it was missing was Manziel doing the money hands celebration.

Do you think the dessert shop got the cake idea from this Floyd Mayweather birthday cake?

H/T Busted Coverage

Mets set record for most cheesesteaks eaten in Philly

Philly-cheesesteak

The New York Mets are officially the best team in baseball at something — eating. Earlier this year, New York’s other team dominated the rest of the league in eating greasy, calorie-packed sandwiches.

When teams travel to Philadelphia to face the Phillies, they are given the luxury of having unlimited access to made-to-order Philly cheesesteaks. As a result, a competition has emerged that tracks how many cheesesteaks individuals and teams can down in a single day or series. Results are kept on a scoreboard in the visiting locker room. The Mets are now at the top of it.

According to Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger, the Mets ate a total of 103 cheesesteaks as a team on April 30. They did so over a 10-hour span on a day in which their game against the Phillies was rained out. The plan was for each member of the organization to eat two cheesesteaks, but some people ended up picking up the slack for those who ate like pigeons.

The Mets didn’t have to eat as much as they did, but they weren’t going to be outdone. The previous team record was somewhere in the 80s.

This is a sick, sick game teams have created, and the Mets are masters of it. Last season, Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langil banged down 17 cheesesteaks in a single three-game series, breaking the previous mark of 14 that was set by fellow bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello.

“We were going for it together,” Racaniello said. “Then I did that and, alright, I’ll hold the single day record, you can have the three day record.”

Someone’s going to die out there. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

H/T Deadspin