The Savannah Sand Gnats, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have two new concession items thanks to the power of social media and CNBC.com.
Over the weekend, I asked my Twitter followersto come up with the best new ballpark foods.
Stadium Style Chicken & Waffles, which garnered 27 percent of the vote in the meal category and the Smores Panini, which took 39 percent of the vote in the dessert category.
The Stadium Style Chicken & Waffles was dreamed up by Perry Ng, an attorney from San Francisco.
“I first had chicken and waffles at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles while I was a student at UCLA,” Ng said. “I always thought it was good diner food, but definitely needed to be more portable.”
Ng’s creation uses the waffles as buns, though there’s no guarantee that the gravy or the syrup says off a fan’s clothes.
The S'mores Panini, complete with Fluff, Nutella and crushed graham cracker on hot Italian bread, is the creation of Michael Kraus, who owns a panini establishment called Caffe Lola in Niagara Falls, NY.
“It is one of those oddities on our menu that people really love,” said Kraus, a 37-year-old who also loves minor league baseball. “I’m a little shocked, but ecstatic that it got chosen.”