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A new take on the Rangers’ classic 2-foot feast, The Boomstick Triple Play features two Nolan Ryan Beef patties topped with Rico’s Nacho Cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles and served on an 8-inch bun; a footlong Texas Chili Company hot dog topped with Texas Chili Company chili, Rico’s Nacho Cheese, grilled onions, and jalapenos; and a towering helping of Tostitos tortilla chips topped with chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions, and jalapenos. Available at the Texas 24” stand at Section 132 for $32.99. Photo by Ozzie Garza

Food and baseball go hand in hand, especially at Globe Life Field.

Fans coming to Rangers home games this year can dig into several new mouthwatering delicacies while watching the world champions defend their title.

The Rangers unveiled their culinary lineup for the 2024 season, and it’s definitely a winning one as much work and planning went into it by the concessionaire, Delaware North.

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That planning was cut short as the Rangers’ season did not end until November 1, after the team’s first World Series. Then there was the victory parade and all the hoopla that followed, so the kitchen folks did not begin work until the middle of November, which did not give them much time. Still, they came up with some winners that will rival what you’d find at the other 29 Major League ballparks.

“The aim is to provide not only tasty and flavorsome food but also a food item that would be much talked about, that would bring more fans to the stadium,” said Chef Cris Vazquez.

It’s a competitive endeavor as every team tries to serve up the most eccentric and outlandish yet tasteful food possible.

The Rangers’ tasty ’24 creations, said Lindsey Krokus, who teaches a culinary class at Arlington Martin High School, are “just amazing, truly a home run in creativity and taste. Fans are really in for a treat.”

The Korean Pork Steamed Buns are anchored by slow-cooked Korean-style pulled pork in a pillowy soft-steamed Bao bun, topped with a fresh cilantro slaw and an unagi sauce and spicy mayo drizzle. Available in the concession stands at Sections 124 and 230 for $15.99.

The Chicken Empanadas are handmade and filled with tender, flavorful chicken, fried to golden perfection, and served with salsa roja and Tostitos tortilla chips. Available in the concessions at Sections 108 and 225 for $14.99.

Whataburger has a new location at Globe Life Field. The ballpark outpost near Section 105 of the legendary Texas chain will feature many of the beloved brand’s classic items, including the No. 1 Whataburger (100% fresh, never-frozen beef patty, toasted 5-inch bun, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and pickles) as well as fries, onion rings, and creamy shakes.

Golden Chick, which has had a presence in Globe Life Field since Opening Day 2020, will now offer the Chicken & Waffle Taco: a classic chicken tender fried to perfection, drizzled with a sweet and tangy honey sriracha sauce, served on a fresh waffle “taco,” and topped with bacon bits for the perfect finishing touch. Available at the Golden Chick stand at Section 128 for $14.99 for two.

Arlington Eats, which is located near Section 101, will again on a rotating basis feature Arlington-based restaurants Ella B’s Restaurant, Prince Lebanese Grill, Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, The Tin Cup, and Cartel Tacos, along with newcomers Shrimp Doc and TJ’s Catfish & Wings. Arlington Eats will be open for all home games in 2024.

Then there are the always-popular nachos. The Texas Rangers lay claim to offering the first nachos at a ballpark. The year was 1976. That year, nachos outsold popcorn and Cracker Jack. The hot dog, however, still reigns supreme.

Regardless of your food preferences, it always tastes better at the ballpark.

Read about how streaming video have picked up where TV cooking shows have dropped the ball in The Food Tube in Screen.

The Texas Tacos are crunchy red taco shells lined with a soft flour tortilla and your choice of classic taco meat or grilled chicken, topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and either salsa verde or salsa roja. Available in the concession stands at Sections 17, 106, and 226 for $14.99.
Photo by Ozzie Garza
Hurtado Barbecue, which made its debut at Arlington Eats in 2022 and became the official barbecue partner at Globe Life Field in 2023 with a standalone location at Section 141, will serve the Milanesa Taco. One of the most popular items at the restaurant showcases chicken-fried brisket served with creamy gravy and chile de arbol in a warm flour tortilla. Due to the popularity, a second “express” Hurtado location will be added to the Upper Concourse near Section 201 in April.
Photo by Ozzie Garza
For the Meatball Garlic Knot Sliders, the cooks smother classic Italian-style meatballs in marinara sauce and serve them on buttery garlic knots topped with parmesan cheese. Available in the concessions at Sections CL23, 133, and 230 for $17.99 for three sliders.
Photo by Ozzie Garza
Picture this: a Texas Chili All-Angus Beef hot dog split and stuffed with queso chihuahua, wrapped first in a roasted banana pepper and then in strips of bacon. Grilled to perfection, the Ranchero Chile Relleno Dawg is served on a fresh Martin’s potato roll and topped with grilled onions. Available in the concession stands at Sections 121 and 225 for $15.99.
Photo by Ozzie Garza

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