Several local restaurants have partnered with the Rays this season to provide a menu featuring fried fish, coconut shrimp and gourmet ice cream sandwiches. Here’s a look at the new choices, available starting Thursday during Opening Day against the Houston Astros.
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Ribs smoked on site
The ribs are dry-rubbed and served with housemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Served at the Budweiser Smoke and Pour in the Third Base Food Hall.
Short rib grilled cheese
Budweiser-braised short rib, caramelized onion, horseradish cream, swiss, cheddar and fontina cheeses, all piled on sourdough bread. Served at Melted on the Budweiser Porch.
A new Reuben
This one is served on a mini pretzel bun, and made with pastrami, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. Served on the Rays Suites Menu.
Corn on the cob
Elote, a Mexican-style corn on the cob, pairs grilled corn with queso fresco, cayenne pepper, lime and cilantro. Served at Walk off Tacos by the Third Base Food Hall.
From St. Petersburg’s Pacific Counter, edamame can be ordered spicy or traditional with kosher salt. Served at Beachside Bites in the First Base Food Hall.
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It’s royal red shrimp, hand-breaded with Malibu coconut rum breading, lightly fried and served with sweet pepper jam. Served at Beachside Bites in the First Base Food Hall.
Ice cream sandwiches
You can choose from assorted ice cream flavors and cookies or brownies. Served at Sweet Stack Shack on the 100 Level Concourse near Gate 5.
Ropa vieja bowl: Slow-roasted brisket is paired with sauteed peppers and onions, white rice and sweet plantains. Served at Cubanos in the Third Base Food Hall.
Chicken satay skewers: Char-grilled Thai chicken, peanut sauce, cilantro and chopped peanuts. Served at Lead Off Wok in the Third Base Concourse.
Bacon burger: Look for a BBQ Cheddar Bacon Burger (half-pound Angus beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, whiskey barbecue sauce and fried onions) at the Outfielder Bar and Grill.
Grab and go: There’s now a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (grilled seasonal vegetables and basil pesto aioli on a five-grain baguette) at the Rays Grab and Go in Center Field.
Grouper sandwich: Black grouper is fried then topped with lettuce, tomato and remoulade and placed on a brioche bun. Served at No Vacancy on the Budweiser Porch.