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Photos: Check out the Rays’ new food offerings at Tropicana Field this year

From edamame to a Mexican-style corn on the cob, hungry baseball fans will have some interesting options at Rays games this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays showed off new menu items for the season, including smoked ribs, on March 25, 2019, at Tropicana Field. The ribs are available at the Budweiser Smoke and Pour in the Third Base Food Hall. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
The Tampa Bay Rays showed off new menu items for the season, including smoked ribs, on March 25, 2019, at Tropicana Field. The ribs are available at the Budweiser Smoke and Pour in the Third Base Food Hall. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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.

Edamame

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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.

Coconut shrimp

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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

MONICA HERNDON | Times The Tampa Bay Rays showed off new menu items for the season, including ice cream sandwiches by Sweet Stack Shack, on March 25, 2019 at Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Opening Day is March 28, 4pm against the Astros. The ice cream sandwiches are available at Sweet Stack Shack on the 100 level concourse near gate 5.

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.

Other offerings

The Tampa Bay Rays showed off new menu items for the season, including Chicarrones. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]

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.







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