the beginning

With all the Giants pride in and around SF, what better way to begin our adventure in NorCal than a trip to AT&T Park?

Let’s start off with the ah-mazing seats we got! I felt like I was so close I could almost touch the grass. Well, maybe not that close, but I could actually make out who the players were, which is saying a lot in itself.

Check it out!

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Our seats…without zoom!

Our seats were even in the same league as the camera man lol. In one play, a foul ball hit the platform he was on, and bounced off into our area!

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I spy with my little eye…a cameraman!

I usually just go to games for the food and the company, but I must say I’m impressed with how much fun I actually had watching the game. There was this one guy in our section that always riled the rest of the fans up – to clap, to cheer, to boo, or to sing along with Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Whatever was going on, it seemed like he made it happen.

Aside from serving up a great ballgame, AT&T Park is also known for their good eats, ranging from the garlic fries to crab sandwiches, to all the ballpark essentials like hotdogs, nachos, and popcorn (so, so, SO much popcorn!). Many articles have even been written about the must-have foods to get while catching a game!

Since I’ve heard the most about their garlic fries (and because I can almost never say no to fries), I started off with an order of the Gilroy garlic fries.

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Crispyness factor ✔️ Were they good? Yes. But great? Not so much. I’m not sure if it was the batch I got, but the garlic, mixed with the fresh parsley on top added a sour taste to the fries. But, on the plus side, Gilroy Garlic Fries is thoughtful enough to include mints with each order!

Next stop on the food train was this fried chicken sandwich from The Organic Coup. If you didn’t know, The Organic Coup is the first USDA Certified Organic fast food restaurant in America. Not quite what you’d expect at a ballgame, right? Check out this pic – doesn’t it make your mouth water?

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The breaded chicken, which comes on a brioche bun with a healthy helping of slaw (green cabbage, carrots, pickled onions, and jalapeños) and a side of spicy bbq ranch, was a bit dry, so you definitely need the sauce. But, the flavors come together, that is if you don’t mind re-applying the slaw and sauce with every bite.

Unfortunately, I was stuffed after this, but have the Irish nachos from Murph’s Clubhouse Pub are on the top of my list for next time!

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