Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals: Surprise Stadium
All week long we're sharing suggestions of where to find breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks near each spring training stadium. Have a favorite spot baseball fans should hit? Leave it in the comments.
Go west, baseball fans, waaaay west. The farthest west of the Valley spring training sites (25 miles northwest of Phoenix), fans making the trip will want to do their due diligence to avoid the abundance of chain restaurants in this sprawling suburban city founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, who named it Surprise because she "would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much."
Because of its two major-league tenants, there's a game at Surprise Stadium nearly every day, which means fueling up on local flavor and fun. Don't miss the Surprise BBQ Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Surprise Recreation Complex.
Read on for the eats.