The Texas Rangers have added three new items to the concessions menu at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. And it's good news for taco lovers and arugula fans.
The catchiest is the Taco Dog, a Nolan Ryan (of course!) all-beef hot dog inside a crispy taco shell, topped with taco meat, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream and jalapeños, served in a toasted sausage roll. The Taco Dog is available at Casa de Fuego, behind home plate.
Two other sandwiches tip their cap (baseball reference) to Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland: The Mitchwich Wild and The Mitchwich Mild.
The Mitchwich Wild features ground buffalo and elk with chorizo, bacon, jalapeños, back bean spread and fried onions, served on a sourdough bun with a side of potato chips.
The Mitchwich Mild is an elk burger patty, topped with bacon, tomatoes, baby arugula and Colby Jack cheese, served on a sourdough bun with a side of potato chips. Mmmm arugula.
"I saw Mitch Moreland on a local news station, discussing his love for sandwiches and wild game," said Casey Rapp, operations manager at the ballpark for Sportservice and the mastermind behind several unique concessions items.
"He wondered what he had to do to get a food item at the ballpark named after him, like what we did for Nelson Cruz, David Murphy, Adrian Beltre and Robbie Ross."
The Moreland-themed offerings join other player-themed food items that include The Boomstick (Cruz), Murph-A-Dillas (Murphy), The Beltre Buster (Beltre) and the Totally ROSSome Nachos (Ross).