Stadium food gets an upgrade

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This season, there’s more for families at Fifth Third Field than just great Mud Hens baseball. Rebranded restaurants will offer long-time favorites and new items for those who come for a meal before a game, for dessert, or just for game-time fun food that Craig Nelson, president of A Cut Above Catering, hopes will appeal to fans (and eaters) of all ages.
Farr Out Funnels, named for T-Town’s Jamie Farr, will offer new flavors (strawberry shortcake and cookies and cream) that will join deep fried cookie dough balls  — easy-to-handle treats for little hands. Mudzarella’s will offer mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce and a caprese salad. French fry lovers will want to try the new chili and cheese fries, the Cajun fries, and the loaded fries, smothered with goodies typically heaped on baked potatoes. Nelson recognizes that some fans prefer “healthier” options, and notes that there are carts that offer yogurt parfaits, fruit, and salads.
“We want the baseball experience to be fun for the whole family,” Nelson said. “We are proud of our high quality and reasonable prices. If you add our variety of food choices to our fun promotions, weekend fireworks, and good baseball,  you’ve got a terrific family outing.”

Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. 419-725-4367. www.mudhens.com