Centerplate and Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell Continue Partnership at Safeco Field

You rarely jump up and down for stadium food… until now.

A mound of Dungeness crab meat dressed in house-made aioli on garlic butter-grilled sourdough bread is one of the menu updates fans can find at Safeco Field during the 2015 Seattle Mariners season. Centerplate, the Seattle Mariners concessions partner, and noted Seattle restaurateur and Safeco Field consulting chef Ethan Stowell, have created a variety of new ballpark food based on fresh and local ingredients.

Other updates include a new décor and menu at the Hit It Here Café, the addition of Pike Brewing Company beer on tap, Peet’s Coffee as Safeco Field’s official coffee provider, and an improved selection of healthier, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Way Back Crab Shack

The Dungeness Crab sandwich highlights the Way Back Crab Shack, located in center field on the Main Level (under Section 185). “Dungeness crab is one of the Pacific Northwest’s iconic ingredients,” says Stowell. “It only seems right to have this delicious food showcased at Safeco Field, for a real taste of Seattle.” Chef Stowell’s creation pairs well with the rotating selection of draft beers from Seattle’s Pike Brewing Company, which joins Safeco Field’s best-in-baseball beer selection this season.

Hit It Here Café Refresh

The Hit It Here Café, located above right field on the Club Level, has a new Northwest casual décor and updated menu featuring Chef Stowell’s version of pub classics such as Swingin’ Wings, nachos, a Bacon & Egg burger, and a selection of flatbread pizzas, including:

  • Arugula and prosciutto
  • Calabrian chiles and fontina cheese
  • Wild mushrooms and pecorino Romano cheese
  • BBQ chicken and raspberry jalapeño sauce
  • Zoe’s Meats Pepperoni.

For dessert, fans will find house-made bread pudding prepared with Ninkasi Brewing Company (Eugene, OR) Oatis Oatmeal Stout and beer floats featuring craft beers poured over Snoqualmie creamery ice cream.

The Hit It Here menu items pair with a selection of two-dozen Northwest-and-beyond brews, rotated monthly. Options include Bale Breaker Brewing of Yakima, Iron Horse Brewing of Ellensburg and No-Li Brew House of Spokane.

The Natural

Fans will find an expanded selection of healthier, vegetarian and gluten-free products at The Natural at Section 132 on the Main Level. New menu items include house-made quick-serve sandwiches and fresh salads such as beet and fennel and quinoa and kale. Beverage options include Coors Peak gluten-free beer and Crispin Cider on tap. Field Roast vegetarian hot dogs will continue to be available at The Natural as well as select stands around the ballpark.

Peet’s Coffee

Peet’s Coffee joins Safeco Field as the ballpark’s new official coffee provider. Peet’s Coffee is a specialty coffee company, founded in Berkley, California in 1966, and is committed to premium, high-quality coffee and superior freshness. Peet’s will serve a full selection of its fresh drip coffee, uniquely crafted “hot and iced” espresso beverages and hot chocolate at various concession stands and restaurants throughout the ballpark.

Other new menu and concessions features include:
Bacon-wrapped hot dog — Edgar’s Cantina, Edgar’s Tacos & Cantina Nachos locations. Cloverdale quarter-pound hot dog wrapped in Bavarian Meats bacon, topped with sliced onions and jalapeños, finished with chipotle crema.

Seattle Burger — Hamburg+Frites, The ‘Pen. Expanding on the local favorite Seattle Dog hot dog is the Seattle Burger, a one-third pound all natural Northwest beef patty topped with cream cheese, pickled peppers and grilled onions on a Baker Boys (Tacoma) fresh baked bun.

Edgar’s Tacos – Now available on the Terrace Club Level at Section 212. Also, fish tacos have been added to the menu at Edgar’s Tacos and Edgar’s Cantina in left field.

Pepsi Fan Deck – Main Level, Section 149. One-stop shop for refreshments and snacks featuring an expanded selection of Pepsi brand beverages (sodas, waters and juices), including Pure Leaf real brewed tea and the new Mountain Dew Kickstart caffeinated soda, juice and coconut water hydrating boost drink. A wide selection of Frito Lay snacks such as Cracker Jack, Doritos, Fritos, and more are available in single- serve sized bags.

Jack Daniels Caught Looking Lounge – The ‘Pen. A full-service bar with cocktails, beer and wine, presented by Jack Daniels, which joins Safeco Field as a Mariners corporate partner.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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