As the 2018 baseball season kicks off for the West Michigan Whitecaps, so does a new menu filled with plenty of must-try items.
Every year fans select one winner from several foodie creations as their pick for the next season’s menu. This year, Mt. Wing-suvius claimed the top spot. This epic menu addition contains a mixture of mac and cheese, beer cheese, and buffalo chicken inside a stack of onion rings. It’s the ultimate comfort food and perfect for the ballpark. John King, the creator, stated: “When you can’t decide what to eat, just wing it!” Well played, John. We’re in.
The Westsider is another great addition to the 2018 menu. Featuring a HALF-POUND cheddar-infused kielbasa sausage that is wrapped in bacon and deep fried. It has a slightly spicy kick and is big enough to split or you can keep this all to yourself.
Coming back again for the 25th season is the Whitecaps original sandwich, Swimmin’ Pig. No matter what your taste preferences are, this is a sandwich everyone can get behind. It’s slightly sweet BBQ sauce served on a Kaiser bun makes for the perfect ballpark meal. This is a limited edition sandwich though with only 25 sandwiches available at 25 games. You can get the Swimmin’ Pig on Opening Day then every Thursday-Saturday home game from May 18th to September 1st. Get it before it swims away!
Okay spicy fans, this is a challenge for you. New Spicy Boneless Wings are being offered in three unique flavors, “Wimpy, Near Death, and Death Nectar.” By far THE HOTTEST wing we have ever tried…appropriately named “Death Nectar”. Only 2 Death Nectar wings are allowed per order. You’ve been warned.
Next up is a really big and tasty burger called The Big Wheel. With two 1/3lb patties, cheese, and topped off with a Johnsonville Brat, this burger is definitely a BIG deal.
Here’s a great side dish to pair with burgers, brats, and wings! The Brew City Fries are beer battered natural cut style pub fries and they are highly addictive!
Another great side dish or snack feature this year is the Cheese Curds. These guys are also beer-battered and absolutely delicious. Who doesn’t love fried cheese?!
If you are looking for something a little different from traditional ballpark food, the Asian Noodle Bowl is for you. You can choose from either Yakisoba or Lo Mein noodles following by your choice of Coconut lime or Thai broth. Then top it off with your choice of carrots, sprouts, green onions, and Sriracha spice. We were impressed with this menu item!
If you have more of a sweet tooth, there’s one menu item that is perfect for you. The Deep Fried Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bites are the perfect bite of sweetness to finish out your ballpark meal. They even come with caramel dipping sauce.
Here’s a menu item that’s making some serious waves. Shipwrecked is 64 ounces of Captain Morgan White, Captain Morgan Spiced, Blue Curacao, and much more! This fishbowl can definitely serve an army or one if you’re up for the challenge.
Now here’s the most important answer to the question, where can I find these new menu items? The Whitecaps have introduced a new website this season called the Caps Grub Getter. This website gives you a full run-down on the menu and where to find all of these items at the ballpark.
Opening day at the Whitecaps is April 5th at 6:35 pm against South Bend.
Jenn Fillenworth is a Food Blogger for GRNow.com and a Registered Dietitian that has a passion for local eats and sustainable food practices. You can email her feedback or insider story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org