While most other stadium food options are limited and can barely be considered food, Nat Bailey stadium has an interesting array of food available! Vancouver is a known foodie city and you best believe our sports teams’ arenas and stadiums would serve up fantastic food.
Nat Bailey Stadium offers group and corporate experiences – two to note are the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver BBQ Picnic in the Park area that accommodates 30-400 people (an all you can eat buffet, where they continually churn out fresh food throughout the entire night) and the hey y’all! Porch for 30-200 people (which also offers a delicious all you can eat buffet).
Closer to the hey y’all porch is where you can find the infamous Yard-long hot dog, Tottine and Nat’s Bat.
Through the concourse, you can enjoy a large variety of sweet and savoury items including sushi, craft beer, foot long dogs, ice cream and so much more.
The newest items on the menu are the Tottine and Nat’s Bat.
The Tottine is Chef Patrick Smith’s take on poutine made with long tater tots. The crispiness of each tot combined with the pulled pork, gravy and cheese curds are worth the trip out to Nat Bailey.
The Nat’s Bat is a large turkey leg smoked for 5 hours and is fall-off-the-bone tender. The smokiness is very apparent in it and at first, I compared it to the large turkey leg you could get at Disneyland, but this is way better. Much more tender and flavourful.
Other items available at the Nat includes the nacho grande, brisket sandwich and of course, the yard long hot dog.
The Nacho Grande is topped with pulled pork, tomatoes, olives, pickled jalpaenos, sour cream, green onion, cheese and of course tortilla chips on the bottom. The portion is pretty generous!
The brisket sandwich is one of my favourites- it’s brisket and pulled pork on a bun . The brisket is smoked for 15 hours. Surprisingly, the bun stands up just fine to the tender juices of both the brisket and pulled pork.
Finally, the show-stopper: the yard long hot dog. 3 ft of (what seems like) never ending dog and bun that you can deck out with ketchup, mustard, relish, hot peppers and more. It’s best to share with 2-3 friends, but definitely do-able by one (hungry) person!
The Vancouver Canadians season runs until the end of month , with the finals starting next week. For more information on the Vancouver Canadians and Nat Bailey stadium, check out their website here: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t435