Braves bring on belt-busting ballpark grub

Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 19:13:27-04

ATLANTA - Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

The Atlanta Braves are breaking out some real belt-busting menu items for their final season at Turner Field.

Leading the way is the "Burgerizza," which is described as a grilled 20-ounce beef patty, covered with five slices of cheddar cheese, topped with crispy bacon, and served between two 8-inch pepperoni pizzas. Don't forget to bring a credit card. The Burgerizza is $26, and it's worth noting an angioplasty is not included.

The Braves, in conjunction with concessions partner Delaware North, are also introducing "The Everything Dog," aka T.E.D. (a play on Turner Field's nickname). This $15 foot-long hot dog will be layered with fries, chili, nacho chips, beer cheese and jalapeños, topped with popcorn and drizzled with Coca-Cola-infused BBQ sauce, served in a pretzel bun.

Here are some of the other new choices, in all their artery clogging glory:

— "Tater Tot Chop" — A layer of tater tots pressed in a waffle iron, loaded with bacon, melted cheese and jalapenos, topped with a second tater tot waffle and served with Coca-Cola-infused ketchup. Cost: $16.

— "Punisher" — Country-fried smoked rib meat slathered in a Monster Energy-infused BBQ sauce, topped a fresh cut beer-battered onion ring and "slawsa" (because, why choose between slaw and salsa?), tucked between a toasted and buttered Hawaiian bun and pinned in place with two slices of candied bacon. Cost: $18.

— "Sausage Sundae" — Smoked sausage, split down the middle, topped with macaroni-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, and pulled pork, finished off with BBQ Sauce and a cherry tomato (in an apparent nod to the health freaks). Cost: $9.

— "TOP-N-GO" — Your choice of Fritos topped with chili and cheese sauce or Doritos topped with pulled pork, pulled chicken and cheese sauce. Cost $9.

The Braves are moving to a new stadium in suburban Cobb County in 2017.

No word if they're planning wider seats.

Until then, bon appetit!