For most of Major League Baseball's illustrious 144-year history, hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks were the only culinary options at the ballpark. But these days, with most big league stadiums now offering a dizzying array of dining options, choosing what to eat at the old ball game can make your fantasy draft seem simple by comparison. (And we're not even talking about those exclusive "stadium clubs," whose lavish menus and wallet-busting prices would shame a high-end Vegas steakhouse.) Unsure what to order next time you're at the game? Let us help with our team-by-team, stadium-by-stadium list of 30 can't-miss MLB munchies, from tamales in Arizona to half-smokes in D.C..
Burnt Ends (Royal All-Stars BBQ, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City)
Kansas City takes its meat extremely seriously, so Kauffman Stadium's KC All-Star Barbecue has a high standard to live up to. Happily, the stand holds its own with an appetizing array of BBQ faves like ribs and pulled-pork sandwiches. But for a true KC BBQ treat, order up a basket of Burnt Ends – those slightly charred, superbly smoky, and deeply delicious chunks of meat that are sliced from the point half of a smoked brisket.