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The New Eats at Minute Maid for the 2018 Astros Season

Looking for more than ice cream in a helmet?

By Cory Garcia April 2, 2018

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It can never be said that baseball is resistant to change, at least when it comes to the subject of food. Even though it basically has two unofficial foods—peanuts and Crack Jack—that we are all required to sing about every game, that has not stopped the various ballparks that dot this country from wheeling out increasingly over-the-top snacks to munch on while taking in a game. MLB knows all about the food arms race going on in the stadiums, and they’re leaning into it this year with the MLB FoodFest on April 21-22.

Unfortunately the event is in New York and already sold out, which means unless you already have tickets you’ll need to head to the various MLB parks to try dishes like Toasted Grasshoppers (Seattle), the Churro Dog (Phoenix) or the Cheeto-Lote (Los Angeles). Of course the Astros are participating, and MLB foodies will get their chance to try the Chicken Waffle Cone without having to deal with Houston humidity.

Of course, the Chicken Waffle Cone was the new hotness in 2017, but 2018 is here and that means new dishes being added to the menus of Minute Maid Park. If you aren’t planning to wait through the line at Shake Shack or are looking for something more than just ice cream in a souvenir helmet, here’s what to keep an eye open for at the park from now until October.

Cinnamon Bun Sundae

Warm, jumbo cinnamon roll, vanilla bean ice cream, whiskey caramel sauce, Bailey’s chocolate sauce, whipped cream and berries

BBQ Funnel Cake

Pulled pork, chopped beef, smoked sausage, citrus kale black bean slaw, golden grain mustard barbecue sauce served on a deep-fried funnel cake

Osso Italian Nachos

Crispy pasta chips, ground Italian sausage, chopped tomato and formaggio blanco

Haute Dog

Foot-long hot dog served on a New England style roll with chopped brisket, bacon, barbecue sauce, and pickles

Astros Slider Trio

  • Texas Pulled Pork Cheesesteak: Pulled pork on a jalapeño cheddar hoagie with grilled onions and peppers, topped with queso blanco
  • Texas Brisket Cheesesteak: Chopped brisket on a jalapeño cheddar hoagie with grilled onions and peppers topped with queso bravo
  • Hot Dog Sliders: Mini hot dogs served on a New England-style roll

BBQ Burger

Grilled beef patty served on a Challah bun with onion rings, bacon, jalapeño slaw and barbecue sauce

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‘Jane Dough’ Cookie Dough

Gourmet edible, small-batch cookie dough

713 Burger

Freshly-packed Nolan Ryan beef served on a jalapeno cheddar potato roll with topping station available

Taco Trio

Smoked pulled pork served on flour tortillas with pineapples and salsa verde

Loaded Burrito

Choice of beef or chicken fajitas served on a flour tortilla with cilantro lime rice, refried beans, cotija cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream

Loaded Burrito Bowl

Choice of beef or chicken fajitas served with cilantro lime rice, refried beans, cotija cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream

Loaded Taco Fries

Fresh-cut fries with picadillo, shredded lettuce, queso, olives, avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips

.45 Express

All Beef Nolan Ryan Hot Dog topped with hot Cheetos, green chili queso, tortilla strips, cheese, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, sour cream and cilantro served on a crisp, corn tortillas inside a flour tortilla

Barbacoa Burger

Braised beef, queso, pico de gallo, lettuce, avocado and sunny side up egg served on a butter-toasted onion roll

Three Little Pigs

Slow-smoked pulled pork, spicy Italian sausage, black pepper bacon, citrus kale bean cabbage slaw, golden grain mustard barbecue sauce served on a butter-toasted pretzel bun

DAT Creole Meat Pie

Louisiana-spiced akaushi beef, crispy pastry with a rougaroux sauce

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