Minute Maid Park offering new yummy eats this baseball season


Opening Day is coming up on April 1. It is the perfect opportunity to hang out with your sweetie at the ballpark. And this year you are in for a brand new experience.

The sounds of baseball returning to Houston for another season! But, if you're like me, going to the ballpark isn't really about the game.

"Really baseball is an eating sport. A three-hour game, you have breaks between innings, so people like to eat," said Matt Drain, district manager of the food program.

And thanks to a $1.8 million renovation project, Minute Maid Park is becoming a food destination. You'll still find the classics, like hot dogs and popcorn, but now there's also the gourmet.

"I do have the dream job, but my doctor doesn't like the dream job, unfortunately," executive chef Dominic Soucie said.

You can thank Soucie for the mouthwatering barbeque, healthy salads and cannoli.

This year, you'll also find new signs and lighting and a 4,000 square foot team store with the latest memorabilia and team fashion.

You might want to ignore fashion tips from Orbit, though. And don't even bother asking about favorite part of the store.

It's an experience like no other. No matter what happens here on the field, these seats are sure to be filled with some very full and dedicated fans.

"Passionate, very passionate," said Marcel Braithwaite, vice president of business operations.

"And patient, right?" we asked.

"Well, yes. But patience always pays off," Braithwaite replied.

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