The Cedar Rapids Kernels are proud to partner and support local businesses and vendors. In particular, the Kernels are excited to announce the continued availability of a wide variety of local food and beverage vendors for this season at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
In addition to the local vendors the Kernels have had in the past, there will also be a number of new additions for the 2017 season.
QDogs BBQ Company is NEW to the ballpark in 2017, featuring their very-own food cart on the concourse! Come enjoy their appetizing barbeque! QDogs BBQ will be offering their famous BBQ Sundae, which features three layers of goodness. They will also feature their Sammiches, smothered pork and pulled pork sandwiches, and the QDog, a cherry-smoked pulled pork that is drizzled with their house dog sauce and topped with apple cider slaw. Visit QDogs BBQ Company at 895 Blairs Ferry Road in Marion!
"We have been advertising with the Cedar Rapids Kernels for a few years now, and we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to share our award winning BBQ to all the wonderful fans throughout this season," said Jeff Coil of QDogs BBQ.
Hacienda Las Glorias and La Cantina will again feature their food cart at the ballpark, featuring a wide variety of authentic Mexican food! Make sure to try their must-have margaritas too! They also offer chips and salsa, rice, burritos and soft tacos. Hacienda Las Glorias has has two locations in Cedar Rapids while La Cantina has a location in both downtown Cedar Rapids and in Marion. All four locations are operated by four brothers!
"Hacienda has been in business for more than 20 years, and we are known for the best margaritas in town," said Edgar Barrios of Hacienda Las Glorias.
Kathy's Pies is partnering with the Kernels again in 2017. Fans can book their birthday party with the Kernels, sponsored by Kathy's Pies, and receive a delicious cake from Kathy's Pies! Please contact Sammy Brzostowski at (319)-896-7622 or at Sammy@kernels.com to book your birthday with the Kernels today! In addition, Kathy's Pies has their yummy desserts available in the Kernels suites! Visit Kathy's Pies at 616 5th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids!
Pizza Ranch is the NEW pizza provider for the Kernels. The Kernels will sell Pizza Ranch pizza by the slice at the ballpark! They will also offer their specialty pizzas in the Kernels Diamond Suites! Pizza Ranch is located at 2450 Westdale Drive SW in Cedar Rapids.
Prairie Farms is another NEW addition to the ballpark this season. Prairie Farms, based out of Dubuque, will offer hand dipped ice cream and novelties as the exclusive ice cream provider to the Kernels. In addition, fans can enjoy their cool treats at the Waterloo Bucks and all concession venues operated by the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, including the Iowa Equestrian Center, TUMA Soccer Complex and Perfect Game Park.
Corn-Fusion is returning to the ballpark with their appetizing and unique popcorn flavors. Corn-Fusion is a family-run business located in Cedar Rapids. They have a convenient location at Lindale Mall for you to visit! Make sure you check out their selections at the ballpark!
The Kernels also offer a wide variety of beverages from local vendors.
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery is a proud partner of the Kernels again in 2017. They offer your favorite selections at the ballpark. Located just south of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Ridge is a popular destination for residents of the corridor, and the Kernels are excited to have their options at the stadium!
On Opening Day the Kernels will feature beers from the following Iowa breweries: Millstream Brewing Company in Amana and Toppling Goliath Brewing in Decorah at the Johnson Brothers beer stand. Later in the season the Kernels will add beers from Lion Bridge Brewing Company, out of Cedar Rapids, and Exile Brewing, out of Des Moines, at the Craft Beer Stand.
The Kernels invite you to check out all these terrific choices at the ballpark and encourage you to visit all of their locations in the Cedar Rapids area!
Individual game tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now online at www.kernels.com, in person at the Kernels Ticket Office or by calling (319) 896-7560. Ticket Office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.
The 2017 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Monday, April 3rd and your first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 4th as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night'. The Kernels open the 2017 Midwest League season on the road at Beloit on Thursday, April 6th. The Kernels home opener is on Saturday, April 8th at 5:05 PM against Beloit.