Petco Park: A Taste of San Diego

Superfan Matt Schulte along with San Diego Padres legend Trevor Hoffman recently journeyed through the tasty side of Petco Park. The whole fan experience, including the eatery options, is different in San Diego.

Below are a few of the local options you can experience both inside and outside of Petco Park.

Pizza Port: A Local Legend

In 1987, Pizza Port opened in Solana Beach and quickly became the place for classic and creative pizzas in the sleepy beachside town. In 1992, Pizza Port took a big leap forward by adding a brewery to their operations and have been brewing award-winning craft beers
ever since!

Today, beers like Swami’s IPA and Chronic Amber Ale are found almost everywhere. However, if you’re catching a game at Petco Park, make sure to order the park exclusive Walk Off Wheat to complement that Artichoke & Garlic Pizza you’re about to chow down on.

Locations Outside the Park:

  • Pizza Port Carlsbad – 571 Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Pizza Port Ocean Beach – 1956 Bacon St., Ocean Beach, CA 92107
  • Pizza Port Solana Beach – 135 N. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Pizza Port Bressi Ranch – 2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Phil’s BBQ: A Messy Masterpiece

Since opening up it’s first location in Mission Hills in 1998, Phil’s BBQ, regularly Voted Best BBQ in San Diego, have served up more than 1 million gallons of it’s signature BBQ sauce smothered over mouth-watering meats. It’s by this author’s estimation that more than half of that BBQ sauce has been served inside of the popular Broham pulled pork sandwich. Though the Ribs & Chickless probably makes up the rest!

Locations Outside the Park:

  • Point Loma – 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
  • San Marcos – 579 Grand Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Santee – 9816 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee, CA 92071

Seaside Market: Deliciously Addictive

Named #1 Gourmet Grocery Store in San Diego, Seaside Market is famous for it’s Tri-Tip sandwich, affectionately known as “Cardiff Crack”.

Location Outside the Park:

  • 2087 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Hodad’s: Two hands Needed

Grilling up San Diego’s Favorite Burger since 1969, Hodad’s is a local and lengendary institution. When dining at the Ocean Beach hotspot (or the newer downtown location), make sure to follow the recommendation stated above – Two Hands Needed at all times. These burgers are massive! If you’re feeling adventurous, order the Guido Burger dedicated to fan and Hodaddy Guy Fieri. And if calories don’t matter for the day, follow up that burger with a classic milkshake so large, Hodad’s serves it up in the milkshake glass and the metal malt cup!

Locations Outside the Park:

  • Ocean Beach – 5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach CA 92107
  • Downtown – 945 Broadway, San Diego CA 92101

Rimel’s Rotisserie: Naturally Awesome

Rimel’s followed the farm-to-table movement 20+ years before it became cool! They’re so local, the San Diego restaurant’s signature Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos use local, fresh caught fish from it’s own Ranch & Fish Co grilled over local oak.

Locations Outside the Park:

  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea – 2005 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
  • Del Mar – 12955 El Camino Real Suite G-2, San Diego, Ca 92130
  • La Jolla – 1030 Torrey Pines Road, Suite E, La Jolla, CA 92037

2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week & Game

2016 Major League baseball All-Star Week & Game at Petco Park

The 2016 All-Star Game will mark the third time that the Padres will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, with Petco Park joining Jack Murphy Stadium (previously known as San Diego Stadium) as a host of the festivities. The All-Star week’s events will include the All-Star FanFest, All-Star Sunday, Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga, The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K and more!

When: July 8-12, 2016
> Find out more about the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week & Game

Even More Local Restaurants and Breweries in Petco Park

The Patio in Left Field

Stone Brewing Company

Anthony’s Fish Grotto

The Draft by Ballast Point

  • Home Brew Mart – 5401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 406, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Little Italy – 2215 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Scripps Ranch – 10051 Old Grove Rd., San Diego, CA 92131
  • Miramar – 9045 Carroll Way, San Diego, CA 92121

Baked Bear

  • Pacific Beach – 4516 Mission Blvd., Suite C, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Carmel Valley – 5950 Village Center Loop Rd., San Diego, CA 92130
  • Carmel Mountain – 11640 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92128
  • La Costa – 1610 Via Campanile, Suite 142, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

  • Mission Hills – 1810 W. Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103
  • North Park – 3016 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

Ryan Bros. Coffee

  • Headquarters – 1894 Main St., San Diego, CA 92113
  • San Marcos – 133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069
  • San Diego Airport – Terminal 1 & 2, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Guides to the Good Stuff

Map of Petco Park’s Local Options

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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