San Diego Padres: Petco Park’s “Sonoran Dog” one of baseball’s best
Not only is Petco Park a great place to see a San Diego Padres baseball game, it’s also a great venue to catch a bite to eat. We take a closer look at the hot dog the stadium is most well known for.
The reason baseball stadiums exist are to provide venues for baseball games. But make no mistake about it, a trip to the park wouldn’t quite be complete without tasting some beer and a hot dog or two while taking in the action on the field.
Over the years, hot dogs in major league stadium’s have become more complex. As a result, each park has developed their own which gives visitors a flavor of the town. Eventually, something as simple as a hot dog becomes an essential element of the baseball stadium’s culture.
The Padres’ home, Petco Park, is no exception. A recent article titled “The Most Insane Hot Dogs From America’s Baseball Stadiums” details some of the best dogs from major league stadiums. They include San Diego’s “Sonoran Dog”, which is a hot dog with a southwest flavor.
The article from bestproducts.com details what makes Petco Park’s trademark among the best in baseball.
"Why It’s a Hit: Tremendous toppings. A sturdy roll is needed to hold all the toppings on the San Diego Padres’ Sonoran Dog. A hearty roll stuffed with an all-beef hot dog spiraled with bacon is then topped with a choice of pinto beans, grilled onions and peppers, tomatoes, relish, tomatillo salsa, mayo, mustard, ketchup, and cheese."
There are several elements of the dog which distinguish it from the rest. Many will point directly to the bacon, a unique addition. Others say that the hard roll is the best, as it miraculously keeps it all together. But it is also undeniable that the beans and salsa give the dog a Mexican flavor which separates it from any other.
This hot dog is also different in that the actual hot dog is only a small part of the whole experience. With so many mouth watering toppings, the Sonoran Dog is so much more than a hot dog wrapped in a bun. While other stadiums have peppers, onions, and various other topings, none have quite the variety of this dog simultaneously on a single bun.
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A trip to Petco Park wouldn’t be complete without a Sonoran Dog. No matter what is happening on the field, the Padres consistently have one of the top hot dogs in baseball. And the value of that is not something to underestimate.