Stephen Tilder, Chase Field's senior executive chef, collaborated with Charlotte Wilder (sports journalist, TV host, and podcaster) of Sports Illustrated to create three, 18-inch Schreiner's Fine Sausage hot dogs available via staggered release this season. You’ve got Tilder’s favorite, the All Day Breakfast Dog, plus the Reuben Some Dirt On It Dog and the S.I. Cover Dog.
Next, the Reuben-with-a-twist dog is served on a rye bun and topped with Reuben mac and cheese, pastrami, fried pickles, secret sauce, and green onion, and is available in June and July. Last, the S.I. Cover Dog is Schreiner’s bratwurst in an onion bun with jalapeño-Granny Smith apple coleslaw, fried mac and cheese, barbecue aioli, house-cured beer pickles, and green onion. It’s available in August and September to finish off the season.
All three very shareable dogs are $30 at Big Dawgs in section 126.
For vegan diners, the Camelback Burger is a plant-based patty with brown sugar-truffle ketchup and herb mustard, jalapeño relish, avocado, lettuce, cucumbers, and tons of dried onion flakes on a vegan bun for $14 at Paradise Valley Burger Co. Another vegan option is the Mediterranean Vegan Wrap at Taste of Chase and Burger Burger for $12.
Additional season-long items include the cheesy BLT and the American cheese and fries dish, both at Sizzle & Cheese for $11, and the Hatch Valley Cheesesteak at Taste of Chase for $12.
If any of this sounds a little steep, Chase Field is again offering $2 hot dogs and $4, 14-ounce beers at every Diamondbacks home game during the 2019 season. Other value items include $2 popcorn, $2 corn dogs, $5 pretzels, and 12-ounce Pepsi soft drinks for $2.
And there's more food news. Chase Field also has a brand-new artificial playing surface — called Shaw “B1K” Synthetic Grass — which will save nearly 2 million gallons of water. The Geofill® Performance Infill, or what would otherwise be dirt, is comprised of organic crushed coconut — which might be considered edible in some circles.