With the start of Mariners’ baseball underway, thousands of dedicated Seattleites will make the trek to Safeco field to enjoy the new players, grand slams, stolen bases, and now, delicious eats. The Safe now boasts eats from its two new eateries: Edgar’s Cantina and the Home Run Porch. Whether you’re in the mood for some tongue tacos or more traditional pub fare, both of these new spots have offerings for whatever suits your taste buds. Leslie Kelly of Seattle Magazine has the scoop on these two new spots:
While hardcore M’s fans like my husband are pumped about seeing the new players – how about The Beast? Slugger Michael Morse is on fire, right? – I’m psyched about all the new food and drinks showing up around The Safe, especially at Edgar’s Cantina and the Home Run Porch.
Those two neat new venues are out beyond left field, just west of the crazy-fun ‘Pen, and, yes, they’re named for Mariners legend Edgar Martinez.
At a media preview tasting last week, Edgar was in the house, along with consulting chef Ethan Stowell and Anu Apte, Rob Roy’s chief mover and shaker. She created four wonderful craft cocktails for the Cantina featuring El Zacatecano Mezcal (ZAC) imported from Mexico by a company owned by Edgar, Seattle salon king Gene Juarez and others. (I’ll have the .312, please. That drink is named for Edgar’s career batting average, a tart treat that’s a mix of Zac Reposado, Campari, fresh lime juice and soda water.)
You know what goes great with those drinks? An order of tongue tacos! That’s right. I’m guessing Safeco Field is the only ballpark in the major leagues that serves Painted Hills grass-fed lengua tacos AND incredible vegan bao (soft buns filled with gochujang glazed eggplant, cilantro cabbage and kimchi mayo), created by the red-hot chef from Vedge in Philadelphia. Look for those savory bites at the Bao Choi cart on the main concourse, near the Mariners Hall of Fame. That’s where you’ll find all sorts of meatless and gluten-free options, including the terrific Field Roast Frankfurters. And, yippee, this season, there’s the option of ordering those “dogs” topped with chili Teese, a spicy vegan cheese from Chicago Vegan Foods.
Find out what else is new at the Safe over at Seattle Magazine.
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