There are three things I love about Dodger baseball and it all centers around, you got it, food.
#1 — Dodger Dogs — Now, they may not be the best tasting hot dogs in LA, considering the ones you can buy from street vendors wrapped in bacon with grilled jalapeños, but Dodger Dogs bring back such good memories of my childhood. I can’t have enough yellow mustard on my dog.
#2 — Cracker Jack — “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” the song dates back to Jack Norworth’s 1908 classic, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” After a few beers and slurring the words to the seventh inning song, I always end up craving the caramel popcorn with peanuts and searching for that little prize inside. Is it me, or did the prizes feel more substantial when we were kids?
#3 — Viva Los Dodgers Celebrations — We just learned about these celebrations last year. Seems like the Dodger organization got smart and recognized a big part of their crowd and their future fan-base are Latinos, The baseball franchise created an initiative called “Viva Los Dodgers,” a year-long celebration of Latino culture. Chef Merito, named the Official Seasoning of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be on hand at every Viva Los Dodgers event to serve mouth-watering carne asada tacos to thousands of Dodger fans. LatinoFoodie will be working with Chef Merito over the summer to feature a few recipes using their seasonings and marinades.
Don’t miss out on Viva Los Dodgers Days, a season-long initiative now in its fourth year. The family-friendly pregame festival is held in LOT 6 two hours prior to each Sunday’s home game and is free with a Dodger game ticket for each Sunday game. Fans can enjoy live music and family-friendly activities. La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, September 14 is the last Viva Los Dodgers event and is the Dodgers’ marquee National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Viva Los Dodgers Days are: April 7, April 28, May 26, June 9, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 14. Please visit Viva Los Dodgers for more information.