The start of the official baseball season is right around the corner, and ballparks throughout the country are gearing up with some crazy new menu items. No one will argue that ballpark food is known for its artery-clogging deliciousness, but this year the MLB concessionaires are taking it even further. Aramark, the food provider for multiple teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, and New York Mets, teamed up with three-time James Beard Award-winning chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern to develop some crazy eats. The chef knows a thing or two about wacky food, as he is the host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.
Zimmern drew inspiration from his experiences to conceptualize things like the Korean Fried Pork Belly Sandwich—battered and fried pork belly with grilled pineapple, gochujang sauce and chili lime salt, served on a toasted bun—as well as the Lamb Koefte Burrito stuffed with lamb koefte, fried eggplant slices, tomato cucumber salad, green hot sauce, and tahini.
Those aren’t even close to the most outrageous menu items that can be found this season around the country. In Atlanta, you’ll find the Burgerizza. That’s right, it’s a burger and pizza. Pittsburgh is serving a Cracker Jack & Mac hot dog, which is topped with mac and cheese and fried jalapenos. Seriously, we couldn’t make these up. Instead, we rounded up our favorites.