Baseball season is upon us and on opening day — Monday, April 3 — Astros fans will notice a swanky new upgrade to Center Field at Minute Maid Park. Along with a new Uber pick-up/drop-off area on Crawford Street, a street art display by local artist Franky Cardona using PPG paint products, revamped retail areas, a Champions Pavilion events area, and newly installed escalators and an elevator, you can also expect the following new food and beverage options.
Budweiser Batter’s Eye Bar features 20 Season Ticket Holder seats as well as a standing-room-only, general admission bar area for a limited number of ticketed fans to enjoy.
The Budweiser Brew House is next to the Astros bullpen (above the Lexus Field Club) with menu items that include burgers, Frito pie, chicken wing-inspired chicken and waffles, and more. For group reservations, call 713-259-8030.
Look for Five/Seven Market if you're in search of packaged snacks, candy, drinks (including energy drinks), prepared salads, fruit cups and vegetable cups.
Lexus Field Club brings an upscale experience for groups in search of the game with field-level views and amenities including all inclusive food and non-alcoholic beverages, access to a premium cash bar, along with an exclusive view of batting practice. 713-259-8350 for tickets and information.
Shake Shack debuts in the Main Concourse (in the former Tal's Hill location) with a menu including all the bestselling burgers and sandwiches. Plus, hot dogs, shakes, frozen custard and an Astros Blast Concrete, vanilla custard blended with chocolate truffle cookie dough, “shattered” sugar cone and chocolate sprinkles.
Torchy’s Tacos is located on the Mezzanine Level with its usual suspects, including the fried chicken-based Trailer Park, the Beef Fajita, the Fried Avocado and green chili queso with chips.
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Also new is Astros Melts, a stand behind Section 114 that features a SPAM grilled cheese sandwich and Italian grilled cheese that includes salami, pepperoni, ham, pepperoncini, pesto and mozzarella on Texas Toast.
The Butcher, in Section 22, has a new house smoked pork butt sandwich topped with jalapeño slaw on a jalapeno cheddar bun.
Little Bigs, Section 112, has new sliders, including grilled chicken with homemade pickles and a Philly cheesesteak variation.
Topps “Incredible Eats” Baseball Card Showcase is rolling out a waffle cone that comes stuffed with mashed potatoes and fried chicken strips and is then drizzled in honey mustard.