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Nats Home Opener is Thursday – Check Out the New Eating Options at the Park

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Ed. Note: And don’t forget the new backpack policy!

From the Nationals:


Levy and the Washington Nationals have created an exciting new menu that celebrates the DMV.

Together, Levy and the Nationals developed partnerships with restauranteurs, chefs, bakers, farmers, brewers, and distillers across the region to bring fans new and returning local flavors, including:

Caviar concession stand with rotation of local restaurants *NEW*
CHIKO concession stand *NEW*
DC Empanadas concession stand *NEW*
Hank’s Oyster Bar concession stand *NEW*
Harris Creek Oyster Co. concession stand *NEW*
La Casita Pupuseria concession stand
Medium Rare concession stand *NEW*
Ben’s Chili Bowl for specialty chili and half smokes
Bread & Water Co. for artisan bread and pretzels
Civic Vodka for vodka cocktails *NEW*
Dog Tag Bakery for baked desserts *NEW*
Encore Sausage Co. for Italian and Bratwurst sausages
Hoffmans Quality Meats for specialty ground meats
Rappahannock Oyster Co. for raw oysters on the half shell *NEW*


Bao Bao

o The new Bao Bao stand located near Section 116 will feature a number of house-steamed buns loaded with toppings, including the Ssamjang Mushroom Bao packed with roasted mushrooms and tossed in spicy Ssamjung sauce garnished with red cabbage slaw.
o Other menu items include a Hoisin Pork Bao and a Char Sui Chicken Bao. Cantina 202
o The new nacho and soft shell taco destination for Nats fans is Cantina 202, located in Sections 129, 216, and 314.
o Fans can choose from a selection of nachos and tacos including the Barbacoa taco with shredded and
braised beef, fire roasted salsa, cilantro, and sour cream on a flour tortilla.

o Chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno pair modern cooking techniques with traditional Chinese and Korean flavors at the new CHIKO stand near Section 238.
o A full CHIKO menu will be available to fans, including the Bulgogi Hoagie which packs Korean BBQ beef, caramelized onions, and kimcheese wiz in a soft roll.
o Other menu items include Korean Fried Chicken Wings and Furikake Tots.

DC Empanadas
o DC Empanadas will be serving up their take on the Latin American staple in Section 244 near the Bud Light Loft and inside the Budweiser Brew House.
o Menu options will include a Buffalo Chicken Empanada and a Spinach and Feta Empanada. Hank’s Oyster Bar
o Chef Jamie Leeds heads the iconic Hank’s Oyster Bar locations in D.C. and Virginia, and she is bringing her menu to Nationals Park for 2019.
o Hank’s will serve Oyster and Shrimp Po’Boys, Fish & Chips, Fish Sandwiches, and Old Bay Fries in Section 108.

Harris Creek Oyster Co.
o Harris Creek Oyster Company is a family-owned Oyster Farm that has been raising oysters for 13 generations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
o The family-owned company will be serving oysters on the half shell in Section 238 near the Budweiser Terrace.

La Casita Pupuseria
o After a successful run at Nationals Park during the end of the 2018 season, La Casita Pupuseria will return for the entire 2019 season with its own stand near Section 140.
o The El Salvadorian eatery will feature a menu with a variety of pupusas including Pollo Con Queso, Revueltas Con Queso, and Frijol Con Queso pupusas.

Lobster Shack
o Located near Section 105, Lobster Shack will serve up delicious lobster rolls. Medium Rare
o D.C.-favorite Medium Rare is known for their steak, fries, and signature sauce. Fans can now enjoy all these ingredients in their signature Medium Rare Steak Sandwich at their new stand near Section 136.

Taco Caminando
o Fans can stop by Taco Caminando near Section 233 to enjoy a “Walking Taco” or taco in a bowl featuring corn chips, chili, cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, and hot sauce.


Stella Artois Lookout Bar
o During the offseason, the Nationals created the Stella Artois Lookout Bar near Section 205, outside the entrance to the Club Level. Open to all guests at the ballpark, the Stella Artois Lookout Bar is a great place to hang out, enjoy a Stella Artois, and watch the game.
Cocktail Counter

o Cocktail Counter is a new beverage stand where fans can choose from a fun lineup of frozen and handcrafted cocktails near Section 107.


Hebrew National Hot Dogs
oHebrew National will supply all hot dogs throughout Nationals Park.
Civic Vodka by Republic Restoratives
oRepublic Restoratives has been making craft liquors since 2015 and will bring their spirits to Nationals Park.
The first female-owned distillery in D.C. history, Republic Restoratives will be serving a signature crafted cocktail at District of Cocktails located near Section 111 and Civic Vodka will be featured at all ballpark bars.

Rappahannock Oyster Company
Rappahannock Oyster Company is dedicated to bringing their Virginia-raised oysters to the D.C. area and beyond. The family-owned company will be providing oysters at the Harris Creek Oyster Co. location in Section 238.


On average, approximately 720,000 hot dogs, 60,000 sausages, 29,000 cheesesteaks, and 75,000 slices of house-made pizza are sold at Nationals Park each season.

45,000 pounds of BBQ meat are smoked each year at Nationals Park.

5,700 gallons of ketchup were used by Nationals fans during the 2018 season.

16.09 miles is the longest distance Sr. Executive Chef Vince Navarrete walked in ONE DAY on the job at
Nationals Park in 2018.”

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