Athletics Tickets Guide – Best Food At O.Co Coliseum
A group of friends and some Oakland Athletics tickets are all you need to have an exciting afternoon of fun, baseball, and some of the best food in the Bay Area. Peanuts and crackerjacks are a reliable standby, but times have changed and fans now have access to a bevy of interesting, delicious, and eclectic food options. The next time you’re hanging around the O.co Coliseum and surrounding neighborhoods, keep an eye out for some of these tasty food options.
Image via Flickr by scriptingnews If you’re looking for a good ol’ fashioned taste of the west, Kinder’s BBQ is the place to go, located on the field level. One of the most popular dishes is their Kinder’s Famous Ball Tip Steak Sandwich. Slow-cooked in Kinder’s original marinade, this tasty sirloin steak sandwich comes topped with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and some mild BBQ sauce. They also have a handful of other great options including their BBQ beef sandwich, rib eye steak sandwich, and their Cajun-inspired Louisiana style hot link sandwich.
Charlie’s Las Palmas
Head just a few blocks northeast of O.co Coliseum to the appropriately named International Boulevard to try Charlie’s Las Palmas. These dishes provide a true south of the border taste, offering up dishes like chunky beef burritos, red snapper filets, enticing enchiladas, tasty tacos, and a plethora of thick 16 oz. milkshakes. If you’re hosting a party, then Charlie’s Las Palmas caters as well. Spice things up at your get-together with some steak nachos or a plethora of hard and soft shell tacos. They even throw in a nod to the Bayou State and have gumbo made with crab, shrimp, links, chicken, and rice.
Are your taste buds looking for a trip to East Asia? If so, the Yan Yan Chinese restaurant should be your first stop before or after an Athletics game. Yan Yan has all the Chinese staples you’ve come to know and love: chow mein, friend rice, curry, Kung Pao, and stir fry dishes featuring your choice of pork, chicken, beef, or prawns. Don’t forget to grab an order of egg rolls or wonton soup while you’re at it. If you’re in a hurry, they also have an online ordering component so your food will be available for pickup, hot and ready to go.
C’era Una Volta
Perhaps a taste of Italy is what your stomach craves. If so, then that’s when you know it’s time for C’era Una Volta (Italian for “once upon a time”). Thanks to the prolific work of Chef Rudy, you can get a taste of the best Italy has to offer. Start your meal with some fresh bruschetta topped with tomato, garlic, or basil. Then, move onto your entrée with choices like the spaghetti allo scoglio tossed with clams, mussels, shrimp, green onions, garlic, and chili flakes. Alternatively, try their pollo alla pizzaiola, a breaded chicken breast with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, capers, and mashed potatoes. Nobody wants to experience an Oakland Athletics game on an empty stomach. Go beyond the traditional ballpark options and try one of these locations the next time you’re in the Bay Area and heading to an Athletics’ game.