Lancaster JetHawks concessions: Delectable and *uuuuurp* delicious
One thing I did not expect on my recent Minor League tour was how good the food was going to be along the way.
The fare at the Lexington Legends’ ballpark was pretty typical of a baseball stadium — hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, etc. — but the Lancaster experience was something totally unexpected, and totally delicious.
The JetHawks go above and beyond the norm with their concessions. They offer the basics, sure, but the menu extends far beyond these baseball staples.
For the health-conscious, they offer two kinds of wraps — grilled chicken and chicken caesar. For those not quite as worried about their waistlines, the possibilities are limitless. I also heard about two must-haves while I was there. First up: the tri-tip sandwich, which, at this particular venue, can be best described as cubes of beef tenderloin on a bun. Yum.
I thought it best to space out my indulgences over the two-day visit, so I saved the other recommended dish for the second day I was in Lancaster. Introducing Sweet Po-tater Tots with a side of honey mustard. While I can’t stand normal sweet potatoes — just the smell of them makes my stomach turn — for some reason, I love sweet potato fries.
For that reason, I was very much looking forward to tasting the JetHawks’ version, and I wasn’t disappointed. They’re delicious, and the perfect finger food to enjoy at a ballgame.
There was plenty more offered that I did not try, including three types of nachos (loaded, pulled chicken, pulled pork) and the Stealth Burger — a hamburger topped with pulled pork, onion rings and barbecue sauce.
Off site, I enjoyed a huge breakfast at Crazy Otto’s Diner, recommend by Assistant General Manager Dave Gottfried. Otto’s appears to be a popular staple in the quiet town of Lancaster. During breakfast hours, a steady stream of patrons filter in for omeletes that appear to come in two sizes. Technically, those sizes are full and half, but what we are really talking about here is extra-large, and not-quite-as-gargantuan. For example, here’s my “half” size omelete with cheese, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms:
Throw in a bottomless cup of coffee, wireless connections and fantastic service, and you’ve pretty much got a perfect morning scenario in this hot, windy and somewhat sleepy town of Lancaster.
The JetHawks’ ballpark was a lot newer and more sparkly than I expected. It truly is one of the premiere Minor League facilities, as you might be able to tell from the pictures below…
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