So when the Mariners invited media to come check out some of the new offerings that will be available to fans at Safeco Field this season, I felt it was my responsibility—no, my duty—to baseball fans to go make sure this food was worth eating.
And while I'm no food critic, I can safely tell you that the new eats are for the most part quite delicious, especially considering they can be had at a baseball game, not a restaurant. My favorite was the tacos, which will be served in the new Edgar's Cantina and also a level up at a taco stand. Even vegetarians can feast on a new selection of vegan items, which this usually-skeptical-of-vegan-food writer found more than tolerable (anyone who knows me will be shocked to learn that I actually enjoyed a mushroom-based dish, the Portobello Carpaccio). By the way, even if you're not hungry or thirsty, Edgar's is worth checking out just for the Edgar Martinez memorabilia. I mean, they even have the famous "light bat" from the old Eagle Hardware and Garden commercial. All they need now is a whiteboard that says, "I took my geoduck to Puyallup."
Oh, and if cocktails are your thing, Edgar's will offer a bunch of mezcal-based drinks from El Zacatecano, a mezcal that Martinez imports.
Of course like any stadium food, this stuff won't come cheap, but at least if you're going to overpay for drinks and a meal, rest assured you'll be overpaying for some mighty tasty food and drinks. I know, because I did my duty to you, the reader, and ate a bunch of that food today. You're welcome.
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