Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl? When in Rome…

In addition to the Cha Cha Bowl, the other food item I always try to have once a trip when I’m at AT&T Park in San Francisco is the clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. After all, what’s more identifiable to the great city of San Francisco than its fanastic seafood options and sourdough bread?

Pros: The chowder is authentic, really good, and piping hot. The bread is fresh and tasty and doesn’t feel like it’s been sitting around the warehouse for a multiple days.

Cons: When you get any kind of soup in a bread bowl, there’s usually more bread than soup. Such is the case this time as well. Probably not worth the money given how much more expensive ballpark food is compared to regular food, but at least the small amount of soup you receive is quite delicious.

(Incidentally, I ran into Jason Castro’s parents, native Northern Californians, on the concourse. Dad Castro said he was going to try the Cha Cha Bowl, thanks in part to the review on this blog. Gotta love the Internets)


Minor League notes:

Who’s hot in the last 10 games:

Triple-A Oklahoma City:
OF Drew Locke: .367 (11-for-30), 4 2B
IF Anderson Hernandez: .425 (17-for-40), 6 RBIs

Double-A Corpus Christi:
OF T.J. Steele: .294, 2 HR, 8 RBIs, 3 SB
IF Brandon Wikoff: .367, 2 HR, 5 RBIs

Class A Lancaster:
IF Jonathan Singleton: .333 (13-for-39, 2 HR, 7 RBIs
LHP Pat Urckfitz: 2.25 ERA, 2 SV, 16 Ks

Class A Lexington:
OF Emilio King: .353 (12-for-34), 4 RBIs
OF Domingo Santana, .344 (11-for-32), 11 RBIs in eight games with Lexington

(Side note: Santana was the player to be named in the Hunter Pence trade and club officials who just spent the last few days watching him in Lexington say he might be the best player they received in that deal. That’s saying quite a bit, seeing Cossart and Singleton were ranked as the No. 1 and 2 prospects in the Phillies’ system)

Short Season A Tri-City:
C Ryan McCurdy: .355 (11-for-31), 7 RBIs
RHP Joan Belliard: 1-0, 1.46 ERA, 12 Ks

Rookie League Greeneville:
OF Jordan Scott: .390 (16-for-41), 8 RBIs, 3 SB

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On a recent vacation I came home through San Francisco, and man let me tell you the foodcourt in the airport (at least whatever terminal I was in) was amazing. Not a single McDonalds or chain, all really good food that I would actually enjoy going to a second time and not just forced airport food. I’m going to have to make a trip to SF either 2012 or 2013 for a HOU/SF series.

Red Goddess, you have done a fantastic job of reporting on the food available at Giants games. Have really enjoyed reading the articles … The fare looks great, and I am sure test great also … However, still can’t compare with the menus down here in South Louisiana … you do eat frog legs, don’t you? Alligator, shrimp, crabs, fish … you know, our regular daily menu…🙂 The wife and I will be enjoying frog legs, seafood au gratin, and boiled crabs tonight.. wish you could share with us..

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