Expect another creative menu item from the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low A; Midwest League) this season, as the team is once again asking fans to submit their ideas for new ballpark food.
For years, the Whitecaps have been adding unique items to their food offerings, spanning a wide range that includes 2015’s Hot-to-Tot, buffalo chicken and bleu cheese slathered over tater tots, and 2017’s Beercheese Poutine. The Beercheese Poutine stood out as one of the best menu options in baseball last year, and captured Ballpark Digest’s Best New Food Item Award for 2017.
This is the ninth year that a food item submitted by fans will be on the menu. Past winners include the Declaration of Indigestion (footlong combination of stadium sausage and Philly Cheese Steak), Baco (a taco shell made of bacon), Dutch Love (combination of pot roast, cheese curds, French fries and turkey gravy), and last year’s winner, Beercheese Poutine (a heavenly combination of waffle fries, pulled pork, beer cheese and bbq sauce).
The ideas we see from fans can get really crazy!” said Whitecaps Vice President Jim Jarecki. “The submissions from the fans show their passion for interesting foods, and it just blows us away every year.”
Submissions will be taken through Wednesday, January 31. They can be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through this link, which will also be available on the Whitecaps website, Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram account. All submissions should be accompanied by a complete description and a picture, if possible.
The food idea submissions will then be pared down, and starting Tuesday, February 27 fans will be able to vote for their choice for the new 2018 concessions item. Voting will take place on the Whitecaps website, www.whitecapsbaseball.com. The winning entry will be on the menu for all fans to enjoy.
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