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..
Mama's Special (Mama's of Corona, Citi Field, New York)
In an effort to distract from their lousy on-field product, the Mets have turned their ballpark into one of the New York metropolitan area's finest food courts. There's no shortage of excellent eats here, but for a true taste of Queens, get the Mama's Special from Mama's of Corona, a classic Italian hero with Genoa salami, pepper ham, and mozzarella on a semolina loaf. Just be sure to special-order the roasted peppers and marinated mushrooms, too.
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