Manny Mania finds the quickest way to fans' hearts: Their stomachs

Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 19:56:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — After the San Diego Padres signed Manny Machado, a wave of optimism swept over fans.

Cries for a future world championship began, team ownership was applauded, local baseball enthusiasm was renewed. And even before the season gets underway, that hope has spilled onto the plates of fans.

One such example: The Manny Machado Taco. Puesto's April Taco of the Month plays tribute to the player and the blockbuster $330 million signing with filet mignon, melted queso Oaxaca, mango, avocado, tostones, olive oil caviar, spicy manzano-plantain sauce, cilantro, and edible 24-karat gold leaf.

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Fans can grab the extravagant taco for $10, a far cry from $1 fish tacos but hey, the hype train is here.

Of course, craft beer claims just as big a stake in San Diego as tacos. And Manny Mania has struck there as well.

Bay City Brewing revealed earlier this month their own celebration of the team in the form of a Murky Machado Hazy IPA.

El Cjaon's Creative Creature Brewing whipped up their own celebratory brew called the Mango Machado, a double hazy IPA with mango that has seen limited releases before selling out. The brewery has also started selling Mango Machado t-shirts.

Whether or not it turns out to be another long season for Padres fans remains to be seen.

But it's already hotly-anticipated — and delicious.