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RiverDogs put fans in quite a pickle

The Charleston RiverDogs announced concession plans for 2010, including the return of the Homewrecker and the addition of a Vendor Village outside the ballpark highlighting regional delicacies.

The Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League) announced the food lineup for Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park this season, recognizing full well that many fans hitting the turnstiles are there for the food.

“Every year we try to come up with something new and adventurous while appetizing, and through the years we’ve been very successful in this endeavor,” said General Manager Dave Echols. “While the theme for the RiverDogs this season is ‘Be Your Own Fan,’ in this instance BYOF can translate to ‘Build Your Own Frank’ as our variety of hot dogs — a ballpark staple — is among the best anywhere.”

In terms of just hot dogs, the Beantown Dog (New England-style, top-sliced bun with a hot dog adorned with spicy mustard, baked beans and onions), Yankee Dog (hot dog, brown mustard, sauerkraut and chow-chow — the pickled relish, not the dog) and the Pickle Dog (a frank nestled cozily inside a robust dill pickle topped with cole slaw) will make their respective debuts. Also, the half-pound, all-beef Homewrecker hot dog makes its triumphant return with an insane 25 available toppings. And, of course, old ballpark favorites remain: boiled peanuts, funnel cakes or a south-of-the-border influenced MexiDog,

As a compliment to the wacky wiener selections, fans can fancy the all-new sweet potato waffle fries, as the RiverDogs poke holes — literally — through this home-cooking fixture, and make certain to save attention for your sweet tooth (or teeth).  Fans won’t want to miss delicious soft-serve ice cream and fresh, baked cookies crafted exclusively at The Joe.  

Among the updated refreshment offerings is the newly-anointed Vendor Village, located in the front of the ballpark. Lowcountry fanatics will have every opportunity to satiate their appetites through a litany of options that include Bruster’s hand-dipped ice cream, kettle corn, the Firefly Tiki Bar, and a Dippin’ Dots stand.

Nightly food & beverage promotions are highlighted by Kids Eat Free on Family Sundays, presented by the Charleston County Parks & Recreation Center; ALL-U-CAN-EAT Wild Wednesday with a $20 face-stuffing display available in the Ashley View Pub above the third base line, and Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays again offers $1 food and beverage specials in the same location.

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