Padres roll out new food options ahead of opening day

If you're not a fan, the food will win you over
Padres roll out new food options ahead of opening day
Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 17:26:39-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Padres lost their Opening Day matchup in Los Angeles, in reminiscent fashion to last season's opener against the Dodgers.

As the team makes their way south for their April 7th home opener, fans may fear a similar result against the San Francisco Giants.

And if you're the type to eat away your troubles - or in this case, the Friar's troubles - take solace in Petco Park's new food offerings this season.

The Padres announced the new foods ahead of the league's opening day.

Carnitas' Snack Shack (located in left field sections 128 and 228), Wonderland Ocean Pub (located in the upper deck's section 309), Resident Brewing Co., Iron Fist Brewing Co.(located on "craft beer row" in sections 101-105 and in sections 107, 211, 229, 305, and 328), AleSmith Brewing Co. (also in sections 107, 211, 229, 305, and 328 and at .394 in place of Club 19) and Cutwater Spirits (located at "The Still" in the left field area of the Toyota Terrace level) are the latest to have a home at Petco.

It's a lot to take in, I know. Here's a brief look before you head downtown this season:

Carnitas' Snack Shack will offer a variety of its pork-centric dishes the restaurant is known for. Carnitas' Snack Shack Co-Founder and Culinary Director Hanis Cavin promises a mix of existing menu items and some new ones, like the Smoked Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog.

Wonderland Ocean Pub, purveyors of delicious tacos, fish and chips, and oysters among its menu options, is bringing some Ocean Beach vibes to Petco with its menu of seafood favorites and other popular dishes. Resident Brewing Co. will be featured at Wonderland, which also has a full bar.

AleSmith Brewing Co. will have a variety of beers along "craft beer row" and in other spots around the park, offering the fan favorite San Diego Pale Ale .394, developed by AleSmith owner Peter Zien and Padres great Tony Gwynn, and other beers from the brewery.

Another notable change will be in a rebranding of the space known as Club 19 in section 217 of the Toyota Terrace Level. AleSmith and the Padres will rebrand the restaurant and bar as ".394." The restaurant will feature AleSmith brews and a menu developed by Petco Park's executive chef Carlos Vargas and Alicia Gwynn. The menu will include a .394 chop salad, pulled BBQ pork fries, and "Tony's chicken tenders" to name a few.

Cutwater Spirits, started by the minds over at Ballast Point Brewing, is getting its own unique spot for craft cocktails. "The Still" will feature local spirits including Fugu Vodka, Old Grove Gin, and Three Sheets Rum. Canned cocktails will also be available throughout the park.

A lot of fans' old favorites will still be around to enjoy as well. Phil's BBQ, Ballast Point, Hodad's, and Lucha Libre are others in a long line of food options to consider when at the game.