Monday, June 1, 2015

Culinary Contradictions

The Bulls have been recognized by PETA and the NC Health Dept for providing veggie and other healthy food options, but it’s more of a challenge than you might think to develop that sort of ballpark menu. In my experience, healthy eaters fall off the wagon when confronted with the DBAP aromas of popcorn, Rise donuts and sizzling sausages. We’ve offered sushi and salads over the years, but they weren’t especially popular. I’m afraid this is where weight-watchers come to cheat or to reward themselves for good behavior. 

In that vein, we were recently mentioned in a Garden & Gun survey of southern ballpark fare. Our Carolina Que Dog, a Bright Leaf foot-long topped with Hog Heaven barbecue, was a headliner!
G&G - South's Best Ballpark Bites.

Still, we keep our shoulder to the wheel of healthy eating…with some recent success: This weekend we premiered a fresh fruit cart from the new Durham Co-op Market. Fresh pineapple on a stick, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon slices and grapes. Low and behold, it has proven to be quite popular! Business was brisk. I’m encouraged. The fresh fruit kiosk and the Rise donut stand posted similar sales volume. The culinary world is in perfect balance!