Best Food at Pac Bell Park - 2002
Former Giant Orlando Cepeda's hearty taste of Cuba can be found at a single stand way out in left-center field, a hefty poke from his favored position of first base. The Baby Bull (as he was called when he wore the orange and black in the 1960s) piles on the white rice, black beans, cubes of flavorful jerked chicken, pineapple salsa, and slaw in the healthiest dish on the diamond. It's hardly a bargain at $8.50 (especially if you know your way around the Mission) but convenience and taste, not value, have distinguished ballpark food since the days when fans thought "al fresco" was a Yankee utility infielder. Be sure to add a liberal dose of hot sauce, if for no other reason than to have something to take your mind off the game when the overmatched J.T. Snow and Benito Santiago are batting.