Not only will the product on the field be different from 2013 when the rebuilding Houston Astros take the field Tuesday for Opening Day, but so will the products off the field.
The Astros say eight new concessions concepts will be available to hungry Astros' fans at Minute Maid Park starting on Opening Day. There are new stand names, new digital menus and menu boards and new signage -- all part of a $1.8 million renovation.
The team also says it overhauled the Team Store behind home plate, doubling the square footage of the store and adding a dressing room, as well as an expanded section in the store featuring on field and replica uniforms. The store will be accessible from Texas Avenue on game days beginning at noon.
List of the new concession stands (from Houston Astros press release):
Street Eats (section 126) - featuring rotating menus, similar to a food truck. Some examples include: Chicken Fried BLT - chicken fried bacon on Texas toast with lettuce, tomato and three pepper mayo; Smoked Pork Sandwich Dip - slow roasted with roasted peppers, cheddar cheese and crispy jalapenos; Texas Hold'em - barbecue chicken with golden cheddar cheese, tomato, fries and slaw on Texas toast, and Chicken Bahn Mi - Asian chicken with cucumber, pickled, carrots, cilantro and chili mayo Pulled Pork Taco - two pulled pork tacos in corn tortillas with cabbage slaw and hot sauce
Texas Legends Grill (section 134) - featuring Nolan Ryan Beef Burger options include: 8oz. Single Burger, Bacon Burger and Mushroom Swiss Burger NY Strip Steak Sandwich - NY strip topped with white cheese horseradish sauce and fried onions
H Town Grille (sections 109, 125) - classic ballpark items including burgers featuring Nolan Ryan Beef, grilled chicken sandwiches, brisket sausage, veggie dogs and more
Home + Away Ballpark Classics (sections 113, 129, 156) - traditional ballpark fare including hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, Bavarian pretzels and more
Texas Smoke (section 124) - Chef Bryan Caswell's newest venture with Chef Ronnie Killen, serving country-style barbecue, burgers and other fare: Brisket Sandwich - Oak smoked beef brisket on an onion Kaiser bun, served with pickle chips, sliced onions, and jalapenos; Loaded Baked Potato - topped with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and green onions; BBQ Baked Potato - topped with chopped BBQ, butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and green onions, and Classic country sides- includes baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw.
Casa Nacho (section 111) - featuring traditional and enhanced nachos like Astros fan favorite, Monster Chicken Nachos
Stockyard Bar (section 156) - serving a variety of domestic and imported beers including, St. Arnold Amber Ale and Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale, as well as a variety of wines
Corona Cantina (section 119) - featuring newly available Corona on draft, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and other bottled beers, as well as a variety of wines