Everyday Mom's Meals: Take Me Out To The Ball Game {A Feature}

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Take Me Out To The Ball Game {A Feature}

There is nothing more "American Summer" than baseball. heading to the ballpark on a warm summer evening, to cheer on the hometown team...that's Americana at its best! And here in Fort Wayne, we are so blessed to have one of the most unique, state of the art and gorgeous ballparks around! 

Nestled in the heart of the downtown, Parkview Field is the home of our beloved Tin Caps. Opening in 2009, it is the place to be on game night in the city. 

Once you're inside, you almost forget you are still in Fort Wayne, because you would expect to find a ballpark of this caliber in a huge metropolitan area. But as soon as you look at the amazing view and skyline, you remember you are indeed home. 

Family friendly doesn't even begin to describe everything Parkview Field has to offer. Plus, they have one of the most versatile food menus I have ever seen in a sporting arena.

Being sponsored by Parkview Health, from the start, there was a special focus on some healthier options available, in addition to the fan favorites. The folks at Parkview Field are proud of the food they offer and they have every right to be! 

Feeling like some Mexican Fare? Stop by the Manzana Grill (manzana means apple in Spanish) for everything from tacos, to taco salads, nachos and made to order burritos! That's right, you can get exactly what you want in it, and they prepare it in front of you. (In fact, one of the things I was most impressed with was most of the foods we samples were prepared as we ordered them, fresh.)

My choice was a chicken burrito with black beans, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. This thing was huge and absolutely delicious. As illustrated by the fact I had to take a bite before I could even snap a pic!

Our next stop on our tasting adventure was the Squeeze Play Cart (seriously, could the names be any cuter?) where my boys could enjoy some American classics like Cheeseburger Sliders, Foot Long Hot Dogs, and a family favorite, Lemonade Shake-Ups!

Alex loved watching his burgers being made, and they turned out juicy, flavorful and absolutely delicious! Not to mention a real bargain at only $2 each!

Those healthier options I mentioned? Here is a perfect example. When I stopped by the Apple Cart to satisfy my sweet tooth (if there is an apple dessert, they have it) I also found fresh apple slices as an option for Alex to enjoy with his burgers, instead of the regular fries!

But don't worry if you are looking forward to some traditional ballpark fare as well. They have all the standards and favorites too. One of my favorites, and they have been since our first game, are their terrific onion rings. They are big, crispy and absolute home run!

The Apple Cart I mentioned before... check out this menu of all their yummy offerings!

The Apple Crisp was warm, scrumptious and the ultimate American summer time treat! Plus it came in a cute souvenir helmet, which if your kid is anything like mine will be even more exciting than the dessert!

I can't begin to tell you how much we love heading down to Parkview Field every chance we get. I am honored they would let my family and I enjoy all the great foods the park as to offer, and share them with all of you too. If you live in Fort Wayne, or are close enough to drive into the city, check out the Tin Caps schedule and try to make it out to a game before summer ends!  Enjoy some of the fantastic food they have to offer. Believe me, there is a little bit of everything for everyone! And be sure to follow all the #BigFun on Facebook and Twitter too!

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