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Cincinnati Reds launch new food products for 2022 season

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CINCINNATI — With opening day in Cincinnati not until April 12, the regular season excitement kicked off Tuesday with the launch of several new food and beverage offerings available at Great American Ball Park.


What do you want to know

  • The Cincinnati Reds launch a dozen new foods and drinks for the 2022 season at Great American Ball Park
  • Executive chef Gary Davis tried to take familiar favorites and reimagine them in fun ways
  • Some of the items include Montgomery Inn pulled pork in a waffle cone, nachos reimagined as a burrito bowl, and fries for dessert
  • The goal is to make the stadium an exciting place for baseball fans and foodies, Davis said.

The Cincinnati Reds have worked with their food service provider, Delaware North, to create a “fun mix of new items” that feature “creative twists on fan favorites” like hot dogs, burgers and nachos, according to Andy Worden, Delaware general manager North’s presence at the stadium.

The Bar-B “Cone”: Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork, White Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Coleslaw and Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce. It is served in a waffle cone. (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

Led by seasoned executive chef Gary Davis, the culinary team has created a menu that plays on regional flavors and staples, like Montgomery Inn’s pulled pork and Frisch’s Big Boy burger.

While the food will taste similar to these local classics, the chefs at Great American Ball Park will present them in a very different way.

For example, they will be serving Montgomery Inn Pulled Pork in a waffle cone accompanied by white cheddar mac and cheese, coleslaw and the restaurant’s famous barbecue sauce. For a limited time in April, fans can sample Frisch’s iconic burger topped with tartar sauce, but in slider form.

They also took the traditional nacho format and converted it into a burrito bowl. It’s the same grilled chicken, queso, lettuce, sour cream and Pico de Gällö that people have come to expect, but they replaced the fries with cilantro-lime rice. The dish can also be vegetarian.

“When you go to your chef, one thing you’re trying to do is recreate the memories people have of their childhood,” Davis said. “Everyone is going to come to a game and grab a hot dog or some popcorn, but we want to take those items to the next level and really elevate that experience. We want our food to help them create new memories.

A sampling of some of the dishes and menus offered this season at Great American Ball Park.  (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

A sampling of some of the dishes and menus offered this season at Great American Ball Park. (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

Davis, entering his fifth season with the Reds, had some major goals with this year’s menu. For starters, he wanted to stay on trend and make sure there was a “cool factor”. In recent years, more and more people have asked for vegetarian options, he said, so they decided to add two vegetarian dogs this year:

  • watch dog: Field Roast vegetarian hot dog topped with Buffalo white bean dip, shredded cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos and hot sauce.

  • The dragon dog: Field Roast vegetarian hot dog topped with kimchi, garlic soy sauce and sesame aioli

The Dragon Dog is Davis’ new favorite object. Davis also likes some desserts this year, especially the “Rookie Cookie” FryBox, which is a mix of crushed cookies, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and marshmallows served on a bed of fries.

David called the FryBox one of the stadium’s “most controversial deals”. But he said items like this are trending right now and people seem to like them.

The FryBox serves dessert.  This version featured crushed cookie bits, sweet sauces, and marshmallows on a bed of fries.  (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

The FryBox serves dessert. This version featured crushed cookie bits, sweet sauces, and marshmallows on a bed of fries. (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

“We had people asking, ‘Why did you do that? But if you look at all the parks in MLB, they all have one of those types of items on their menu,” he said. “People seem to really like it.”

While the focus is on “new” this year, there’s still room for tried-and-true classic styling, Davis said. He thinks two of the most popular dishes will be the handcrafted 1869 Burger (beef patty, with barbecue sauce and onion straws) and the new “Red Hot” chicken sandwich with beloved hot sauce, Frank’s RedHot. .

Rest assured, baseball purists; the more traditional brats, metts and wursts are still available.

“Right now everyone is having supply chain issues,” Davis said. “I really wanted to make sure that we selected items that we knew would be both popular and readily available. We wanted to feature items that we could feature throughout the season without having to modify or change them. to modify. “

The new menu also features traditional dishes, like this artisanal burger covered in cheese, bacon, onion straws and BBQ sauce.  (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

The new menu also features traditional dishes, like this artisanal burger covered in cheese, bacon, onion straws and BBQ sauce. (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

While happy to add many new items, Davis knows that continuing stadium catering partnerships with multiple local brands remains essential. This includes local chains such as LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, Wings & Rings and Al’s Delicious Popcorn will continue to be GABP mainstays.

Frosthaus, based in Covington, Ky., will serve a variety of frozen alcoholic beverages and frozen mixes, including Kentucky Lemonade (sweet and tangy lemonade and Kentucky bourbon) and Redlegs Rum Runner (a blend of tropical fruits and rum).

In Section 134, fans can purchase alcohol and fruit ice cubes made in Cincinnati by BLOX. Sample menus include Iceberg Seltzer (one strawberry BLOX with black cherry seltzer) and Prosecco Slush (two strawberry BLOXs with prosecco).

“Our local food sponsors drop off a lot of our food here and they do a great job,” Davis said. “We think we bring a bit of that cool factor with some of our offerings and they do a great job providing local favourites.”

Below is the full list of new food and menu offerings. The full list is available at www.reds.com/food.

New food products

  • “Red Hot” Reds Chicken Sandwich: Fried chicken breast topped with hot honey sauce, pickle chips and horseradish coleslaw on a brioche bun. Available at FryBox at Section 109 and Scouts Club.

  • Bar-B “Cone”: Montgomery Inn pulled pork, macaroni and white cheddar cheese, coleslaw and Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce, served in a waffle cone. Available at the Montgomery Inn Smokehouse near section 138.

  • “Bunt” cake sundae: Bundt cake topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. Available at Rosie’s Ice Cream Stands near sections 115, 132, and 522 and the Scouts Club.

  • Frisch Big Boy Sliders: Available for a limited time only, from April 22 to 24. Sold at Frisch in section 118.

  • watch dog: Field Roast vegetarian hot dog topped with Buffalo white bean dip, shredded cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos and hot sauce. Available in Porkopolis near Section 116 and the Scouts Club.

  • The dragon dog: Field Roast vegetarian hot dog topped with kimchi, garlic soy sauce and sesame aioli. Available at the scout club.

  • Rookie Cookie Fry Box: Crushed Oreos and chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and marshmallows — served over fries. Sold in FryBox locations at sections 139 and 534.

  • 1869 Artisan Burger: All-beef burger topped with American cheese, barbecue sauce, crispy onions and pickles on brioche bun. Available at the scout club.

  • Scouts Burrito Bowl: Cilantro-lime rice topped with grilled chicken, queso, lettuce, sour cream and Pico de Gällö. Available at the scout club.

Beverage and Bar Sponsors

Boone County Bourbon and Heidelberg (Bud Supreme and Goose Island Beer Hug IPA)

  • Dozens of other beers, wines and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the stadium.

BLOX (Section 134)Alcohol and fruit infused ice cubes made in Cincinnati.

  • Black Cherry Limeade Seltzer: Two lime BLOXs with black cherry seltzer.

  • Iceberg Seltzer: A strawberry BLOX with black cherry seltzer.

  • Prosecco Slush: Two strawberry BLOXs with prosecco.

Frost House (Item 114) Frozen drink bar in Covington, Ky.

  • Kentucky Lemonade: Sweet and tangy lemonade paired with Kentucky bourbon.

  • Redlegs Rum Runner: strawberry, banana, passion fruit and lime, served with Bacardi rum.

  • Orange Dreamsicle: Aromas of orange and vanilla combined with Tito’s vodka.

Food Sponsors

Wings and rings (engine room and patio)

  • Cauliflower Wings: Hand-battered cauliflower, fried and drizzled with a garlic-parmesan sauce and served with celery sticks and blue cheese dip.
  • Pretzel Bites: served with queso, pico de gallo and jalapenos

Al’s delicious popcorn – small batch of artisanal popcorn made in Ohio

LaRosa’s Pizza “Barred for Slices »

  • When the Reds’ pitchers combine for 11 strikeouts in a game for 9 or more innings (win or lose), every ticket holder at Great American Ball Park earns a free one-topping small pizza from LaRosa’s. New this season, fans can enter their Reds ticket code at www.larosas.com/reds within seven days of playing and they will receive an e-coupon for their free pizza.