What to Eat at Citizens Bank Park
You’re Craving: A hoagie
Go To: Planet Hoagie in Ashburn Alley
Get: One of the made-to-order veggie options. We like the Vedura hoagie with sharp provolone, broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, and roasted eggplant.
You’re Craving: A cheesesteak
Go To: Campo’s (formerly Rick’s Steaks and formerly formerly Geno’s) in Ashburn Alley
Get: Do we even have to tell you? Whiz wit’.
You’re Craving: Pork
Go To: Tony Luke’s in Ashburn Alley
Get: About half the people in line are there for the cheesesteaks, but we’re all about the juicy roast pork sandwich topped with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe.
You’re Craving: Hot dogs
Go To: Bull’s BBQ in Ashburn Alley
Get: The Bulldog. Rather than run the risk of getting a hot dog on (dare we say it) a hoagie roll from one of the various park vendors, we suggest the grilled extra-long kielbasa at Bull’s.
You’re Craving: Sausage
Go To: The Hatfield cart behind section 135. (Trust us, of all the Hatfield outposts in the park, this cart does it best — less grease and more peppers.)
Get: A sausage and pepper sandwich on a long roll.
You’re Craving: A heart attack
Go To: McNally’s at the end of Ashburn Alley
Get: The Schmitter. It’s hard to imagine that the cheesesteak could be improved upon, but this sammy with steak, tomato, secret sauce, and fried salami on a Kaiser roll is pretty damn good. And despite what most people think, it’s not named for the former Phillie with the same last name.
You’re Craving: Something fried
Go To: Chickie’s & Pete’s in Ashburn Alley.
Get: Crab fries. But don’t forget to order a side (or sides) of the signature American-cheese sauce — it doesn’t come with the fries like at the restaurants. Just give yourself time — the line can be looooong.
You’re Craving: BBQ
Go To: Bull’s BBQ in Ashburn Alley.
Get: The best-of-all-worlds combo platter. Choose any three from the pit turkey, pit beef, pulled pork, ribs, that kielbasa …
You’re Craving: Pizza
Go To: Seasons Pizza (which replaced Peace-A-Pizza last year) in Ashburn Alley
Get: So the ballpark isn’t exactly known for its pizza, but we have heard good things about the plain pies here.
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