Comstock Park, MI - This year fans voted for the "Love" of the game. In a hotly-contested election, Whitecaps fans chose "Dutch Love" as the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote presented by Daily Deals Food Outlet!
This delicious combination of turkey pot roast, gravy, cheese curds and French fries wrapped up in a pita will be served at the Comfort Food Cart located on the concourse behind home plate. Fans will get their first chance to try the 2016 winner at the Whitecaps home opener on April 9.
Whitecaps Director of Food and Beverage Matt Timon loves this choice. "When we first started the food voting, fans chose outrageous items like the Declaration of Indigestion (foot long hot dog and cheesesteak combination) and the Baco (taco shell made of bacon) but for the last two years they've voted for taste. With last year's winner, the Hot-to-Tot, and now Dutch Love we've added two items that have great flavor. The Dutch Love is one I'll enjoy all summer. It's tasty!"
The Whitecaps narrowed down a list of hundreds of menu suggestions to eight finalists and earlier this month fans chose the winner. Dutch Love's 26% edged out the Deep Fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie's 22%. Coming in third was the 1,300 calorie High Five Burger with 20%, and fourth place was the bacon-wrapped corn Franky Ears.
This year, fans will also get to build their own gourmet hamburger. The Build Your Own Burger cart will have a selection of waffle, pretzel, brioche and traditional burger buns. Add our 1/3 pound hamburger, turkey burger or vegeburger and choice of cheese. Then select toppings such as guacamole, bacon and sriracha ketchup.
Other new concessions items include Cole's Pretzel Sticks with Pub Cheese, soft pretzels with Founders Dirty Bastard Mustard served in the Founders Craft Clubhouse, chicken chips, Buffalo chicken sticks and turkey pot roast and gravy. Retuning fan favorites are the above-mentioned Hot-to-Tot, deep-fried Nutella and Oreo churros. The famous Fifth Third Burger lives on as well.
Food items are not the only items new to the menus. To our beer and alcohol selections, we've added a Not Your Father's Root Beer cart (including adult root beer floats), as well as Smirnoff Ice Electric, Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light.
The Whitecaps open the 2016 season on Saturday, April 9 against the South Bend Cubs at 4 pm. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by phone to 616-784-4131, online at www.whitecapsbaseball.com, or in person from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Fifth Third Ballpark Box Office. Complete ticket information, including season and group ticket prices and perks, is available at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.