14 Outrageous Stadium Foods


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So we love going to a Baseball game or NFL game and grabbing some beer and usually a hot dog or two, but some of these stadium foods are mind blowing. We figured we needed to share this all with you guys. If your team has a ridiculous food share it with us in the comments below.

THE MOBY DICK

This bad boy can be found at Lake County Captains’ Classic Park. This team is a minor league affiliate for the Cleveland Indians and they are the home to this epic sandwich. It comes with fried whitefish sandwich covered in coleslaw, tartar sauce, one-third pound of french fries, tomatoes and cheese. All on a 15-inch sesame seed bun…challenge accepted!

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TRIPLE PORK POUTINE

Give me the pork meats! This poutine belongs to the Canadian soccer club at BMO Field in Toronto. They take the traditional poutine dish and make it epic. The Ingredients include fries, gravy, cheese curds and a symphony of swine—bacon, pulled pork and sausage. It’s pretty much a pig in a box.

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THE ORIGINAL DONUT BURGER

It’s true donuts and bacon belong together…The Gatway Grizzlies were the first to put these two together in a burger . GCS Field layers this burger with Beef, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and two glazed donuts for the buns. It has been called “baseball’d Best Burger.” Just be ready to go for a job after this it comes in at a whopping 1,000 calories and 45 grams of fat.

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THE BEAST

There is a god! Someone decided it was a good idea to put a hot dog inside of a bratwurst and then wrap in bacon! If you’re familiar with a turducken this is pretty much the same idea just with a lot more awesome. Oh and lets not forget the pretzel bun that they serve this on and the sauerkraut that you can get it with.

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MEAT LOVER’S HOT DOG

The Cincinnati Reds want to lure you with food and then take you to bed. They’re going to take you to bed because you’re going to need a nap after all of the meat in this thing. If you don’t get the meat sweats then you’re a champ. This quarter pound hot dog has been wrapped in bacon topped with chili and pepper jack cheese, but they don’t stop there! They pile on some fried salami. Good luck to the brave ones that eat this.

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PASTRACHOS

This is pretty much what it sounds like. Hot pastrami with Russian dressing and swiss cheese. All of that madness goes on top of tortilla chips. The Pastrachos live at Citi Field home of the New York Mets.

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HEAVENLY NACHOS

If these nachos don’t kill you and send you to heaven you’re a beast! These nachos are sold at Angel Stadium of Anaheim home to Los Angeles Angels. These nachos are pilled high with your choice of meat, sour cream, jalapeños, cheese for days and your heart attack waiting to happen. One of the bonuses is that you get a helmet and feed 2-3 people with these bad boys. But please remember to eat the nachos before wearing the helmet.

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THE BOOMBSTICK

The boomstick lives at the Rangers Ballpark. Everything really is bigger and better in Texas, this huge hot dog it’s about the size of a baseball bat. You might not be hitting any home runs with this guy but you might conquer world hunger with it. But wait it gets better! This dog comes dripping with beef chili, jalapeños, onions and nacho cheese.

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THE MURPH-A-DILLA

Ready for round two at Rangers Ballpark? We weren’t kidding with Texas all things really are bigger. Check out this ridiculous but oddly delicious looking. This 24 inch flat bread sandwich comes with piles of brisket, jalapeños, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and anything condiments you deem worthy of being on your sandwich. We want to see someone eat this in one bite just saying it’s be epic.

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THE WALK-OFF

The Baltimore Orioles are the owners of this hot dog. If you ever catch a baseball game at Camden Yards you have to snag one of these. The Old Bay Roma Sausage is covered in Old Bay Crab Dip and served on a pretzel roll. Crab people! Crab people! Crab people! Crab people!  With South Park jokes aside Baltimore has a bit of a crab obsession.

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THE ’FIFTH THIRD BURGER’

One-pound bun, a fifth-third pound of beef and a cup of thick chili. On top of this meaty foundation rests a pile of nacho cheese, salsa, lettuce, Fritos, tomatoes, sour cream and five slices of American cheese. That’s right—American cheese. Get ready to shit your self later but it’ll be well worth it. The team to thanks the West Michigan Whitecaps.

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BRUNCH BURGER

The Brunch Burger feeds the hungry over at PNC Park where the Pittsburg Pirates like to play some baseball. This donut burger creation features  beef patty, bacon patty, a fried egg and sharp cheddar cheese on top. Oh and the bonus on this one…it comes with sprinkles.

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3 POUNDER PRETZEL

Damn it Texas you’re going to kill us or at least have us sitting on the toilet for a couple of hours. The Texas Rangers just don’t stop at all with their ridiculous foods. Not only is this just a giant sized pretzel you also get more dipping sauce than you know what to do with.

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THE STRASBURGER

The Washington Nationals know how to do burgers. The Strasburger is an eight pounder burger that you may as well order before the game even starts. You’ll need all nine innings to finish this beastly burger. This Godzilla sized burger comes with the usual burger toppings…But it gets better you alos get a pitcher of your favorite soft drink and a basket of fries. Make sure you have your will in order before you attempt to eat this thing.

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8 Things We Won’t Miss When Pot is Legal Everywhere


An increasing number of citizens have realized that the government has better things to do than tell us what we can and cannot put into our bodies.

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Last year, residents of Colorado and the state of Washington voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Now, according to a new Gallup Poll, fully 58 percent of Americans believe that pot should be available in a way that’s similar to tobacco, beer, wine, and alcohol, which arguably cause more harm than marijuana. That’s a 10-point increase over last year and the latest indicator that the federal war on weed, which officially began in 1937, is finally drawing to a close. Given the directions things are headed in this country, here are eight things nobody will miss when pot is finally legal everywhere in the U.S.

1. Vapid anti-drug commercials like the famous “I learned it by watching you!” public-service announcement, in which a son tells an outraged father how he became familiar with pot. The dad seems to be successful and they’re in a nice house so….what’s the problem again?

2. Ritual apologies by world-class athletes such as swimmer Michael Phelps for smoking dope at a private party. Despite winning 14 Olympic gold medals and completely rewriting his sport’s record books, in 2009 Phelps promised his “fans and the public it will not happen again.”

3. Breath-taking personal hypocrisy by politicians such as Barack Obama who laugh about their own pot smoking (he’s not the only one, the last three presidents have tried it) while increasing funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and other drug-war operations. As a presidential candidate, he joked to a gathering of fawning journalists, “When I was a kid, I inhaled….That was the point.”

4. Long federal prison sentences for legitimate business owners like Aaron Sandusky.  He ran a medical marijuana dispensary in California that was in full compliance with state laws, but he still got busted by the Obama administration’s Justice Department and is now serving a 10-year stint.

5. Reading about politicians such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie brushing off parents whose children’s illnesses can be treated effectively with marijuana. Two-year-old Vivian Wilson’s Dravet’s Syndrome responds to a form of pot that doesn’t even get you high but is unavailable in New Jersey. When Wilson’s father asked Christie why he hadn’t implemented the medical marijuana reform already passed by the legislature, the governor huffed that “it’s simple for you, it’s not simple for me.”

6. Tendentious arguments that marijuana is a “gateway drug.” Researchers long ago gave up on the idea that smoking pot inevitably – or even commonly – leads users to harder stuff. Yes, most heavy drug users have used pot. But most pot smokers never develop a taste for or a problem with other drugs.

7. The 658,000 arrests for simple possession of marijuana made annually. That’s equivalent to the population of Boston being handcuffed every year for carrying the wrong plant. What a waste of police resources – and an unconscionable disruption of people’s lives.

8. Hearing about no-knock drug raids gone tragically wrong, like the one in Atlanta that killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnson in 2006. After three cops broke into her home without identifying themselves, Johnson fired a gun in defense and was shot to death by the cops, who then planted three bags of marijuana in her residence to cover up their mistakes.

Legalizing pot won’t create a problem-free country any more than tearing down the Berlin Wall solved all the problems in East Germany or ending de jure segregation fixed race relations in the U.S. But it would reflect the will of an increasing number of citizens who realize the government has better things to do than tell us what we can and cannot put into our bodies. And it will also consign many terrible things about contemporary America to the dust heap of history.

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Sparkly & Glittery Wednesday (just because)


I Love Hearts and Sparkles and Glitter,What can I say I am a Girly girl.or I just didn’t get enough when I was 14 lol. Enjoy!

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20 Ultimate Things to Do in Los Angeles


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Los Angeles has it all, from Old Hollywood haunts that harken back to the city’s burgeoning movie industry to countless modern-day attractions. To name a few? Breathtaking ocean vistas, scenic hikes, see-and-be-seen hotspots, fantastic designer and indie shopping, amusement parks, delicious food, and world-class art. Whether you’re here for a day or decide to stay for a lifetime, these are 20 LA attractions that shouldn’t be missed.

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Enjoy Santa Monica Pier

The fantasy of Southern-California living is tied into the area’s breathtaking ocean views, perennially sunny weather, palm trees, and beachy lifestyle. Ride the Ferris wheel at Santa Monica Pier for a view of LA’s magnificent mountains flush against the cityscape and Pacific Ocean. During the summer, enjoy outdoor concerts here, too. From the pier you can walk to nearby beaches and meander north along Ocean Ave. Or, for evening drinks, head south toward the hotels Casa Del Mar, Shutters on the Beach, or The Huntley Hotel. Fulfill your shopping desires at the Third Street Promenade, (essentially a multi-block outdoor mall), also just a few blocks away.

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Tour The Getty Center

The Richard Meier-designed Getty Center does not disappoint. This branch of the museum (The Getty Villa is north on the PCH) houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. But many also visit for the tram ride up the hill to the entrance where you’re rewarded with beautiful city views (where on clear days you can see all the way to the ocean), gardens, stunning architecture, and a roster of cultural events.

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Visit Classic Hollywood Attractions

LA’s movie business is a big lure for many travelers. The Hollywood & Highland complex, which houses a giant mall and the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars are held, has been dubbed the closest thing the city has to Times Square. It’s packed with tourist-y attractions like Madame Tussauds Hollywood and street performers dressed up as Superheroes. But make an effort to see past the kitschy miniature, plastic Oscar statues, take in great views of the Hollywood sign and visit classic Old Hollywood standbys like the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Musso & Frank Grill (serving Hollywood since 1919), and The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building that exhibits movie-making memorabilia. After sightseeing catch great food at Sunset & Vine, enjoy delicious cocktails at The Redbury, and relax at the nearby W Hollywood.

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Get Active at Griffith Park

Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America and offers many fun activities for all ages including pony rides, miniature train rides, the Los Angeles Zoo, a Merry-Go-Round for kids, along with adult-oriented attractions like hiking (the Sierra Club even leads hikes here), tennis, golf, picnicking, horseback riding, and a farmer’s markets. There’s also the Greek Theatre for concerts, The National Autry Center for arts and culture, and Travel Town railroad museum. Griffith Observatory offers education, romantic city views (including the Hollywood sign), and exciting star shows.

Insider Tip: Griffith Park is near Hollywood but also Los Feliz where, at night, you can hear crooners at The Dresden—made famous in the movie Swingers. Also check out Alcove Café and Bakery on Hillhurst for a good little lunch spot.

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Take in Art at LACMA

Don’t be fooled by the naysayers who lament that Los Angeles has no culture—the city has attracted some of the most creative minds on the planet and displays great artwork at the LA County Museum of Art. While there, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, the Urban Light outdoor sculpture, their permanent collection, and a hit exhibition like the thrilling James Turrell retrospective, at LACMA until April 2014.

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Explore Disney Hall & Downtown LA

Whether you’re at Disney Hall to hear Gustavo Dudamel passionately conduct the LA Philharmonic (2013 is Disney Hall’s 10th anniversary so look for special events and performances) or to take in Frank Gehry’s architectural masterpiece, let the hall be just the beginning of your downtown LA visit. Exciting attractions include the stunning, landmark Bradbury Building; the short but stellar Angels Flight Railway; the all-inclusive L.A. Live metropolis that includes the Staples Center where the Lakers and other teams play, as well as restaurants and a concert venue; the Grammy Museum and much more. For great eats check out Chinese cuisine on Olvera St, or stop in at Grand Central Market. You’ll find lots of great bars downtown, including The Edison for retro, artisan cocktails. The Los Angeles Conservancy walking tours can help you pull it all together.

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Stroll along Venice Beach

The Venice Canals offer scenic strolls across pretty, little bridges, among ducks, and artsy, expensive homes. See the antics on Venice Beach and then head over to Abbot Kinney for a taste of local life with bohemian flair—enjoy shopping, restaurants, bars, art galleries, antiques, and more. Rent a bike for beach excursions then stop in the Hotel Erwin for drinks at sunset. The eatery Lemonade offers casual fare to take out or eat in and Gjelina offers delicious upscale options.

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Experience Universal Studios Hollywood

There are a wealth of activities at Universal Studios thanks to the many amusement park rides, shops, restaurants and theaters. Be sure to take the tram studio tour to experience creatures from Jurassic Park, travel through Dr. Seuss’s “Whoville” and be attacked by the shark of Jaws!

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Cruise the Sunset Strip

OK, so even if you’re not planning on riding the mechanical bull at Saddle Ranch or living out your Rock & Roll fantasies at the historic Whisky a Go Go, this drive isn’t just a snapshot of iconic LA history. There’s shopping and eateries at Sunset Plaza and we like Chateau Marmont, and Sunset Tower Hotel for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a swanky cocktail.

Insider Tip: Another pretty drive, especially if you have to get from Mid-City to the West Side and you have the time, is the drive along Sunset Blvd. all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

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Explore Silver Lake

To truly experience Silver Lake, start at Intelligentsia Coffeebar. The line may be long but the coffee is great, and there’s excellent people watching. Then walk East along Sunset Blvd. to check out the many independent clothing stores, restaurants, and unique shops.  Favorite stores include Mohawk General Store for handcrafted homewares and leather goods, and Bar Keeper for all your unique bar-stocking needs. The enclave also offers popular food trucks and farmer’s markets.

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Listen to Music at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl, a legendary, modern amphitheater, is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and, in addition, hosts a multitude of diverse musical acts.  During the summer, try to see a performance that includes fireworks, as many do, for a wondrous and memorable Los Angeles experience. You can buy food there but small picnic baskets are welcome. If it’s an LA Phil event, bottles of wine are allowed too.

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See Contemporary Art at MOCA (and Visit Little Tokyo)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA often features cool video installations and other cutting edge projects, and is located in a warehouse space in Little Tokyo. This makes it a good opportunity to also visit The Japanese American National Museum next door, have a bite at Hama Sushi, or nibble on Japanese rice “mochi” cakes and  “manju”  (a sweet bean-filled rice cake) at Fugetsu-Do Confectioners, then stroll around Little Tokyo’s “Secret Garden” technically called The James Irvine Garden, featuring a waterfall flowing from a 170-foot stream.

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Drive the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu

If you have the time, this is the perfect scenic drive to take in the Southern California vistas. Take the PCH to dramatic El Matador Beach then drive a little further and feast on fresh, steamed seafood at the super-casual Neptune’s Net while watching the parasailers, motorcycle club patrons (some of them lawyers/ weekend warriors) and beautiful people pass through. Along the way stop at Zuma Beach, Malibu Country Mart and adjoining shopping complex Malibu Lumberyard, or the Annenberg Beach House.

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See the Science Center and the Natural History Museum

See the Space Shuttle Endeavor, go the IMAX Theatre or see ecosystems in action at the California Science Center (try the astronaut food at the gift store!). At the History Museum, marvel at Dinosaur Hall and the Butterfly Pavilion. Both attractions are kid-friendly but they’re pretty nifty for grown-ups, too, and even offer dance, music, and lecture nights for adults.

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Sample and Stroll at the Grove

At the Grove, there’s a fountain synchronized to piped-in music, a trolley, upscale to reasonably-priced shops and eateries and the Farmer’s Market at the west end of the complex. The market includes 110 stalls and more than 30 restaurants. During the holidays there’s even a giant Christmas tree and nightly faux snowfall.

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See Artifacts at the Museum of Jurassic Technology

A quirky educational institution dedicated to the “advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic,” the Museum of Jurassic Technology houses a collection of oddities, relics, curiosities and artifacts. It is guaranteed to be a unique experience. Be served complimentary tea and cookies and then peruse the oil portrait gallery of canines from the Soviet Space Program.

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Dine at The Ivy

Having lunch at The Ivy is an LA must-do. Known as a popular celebrity hangout, understand that there’s a good chance you’ll be parting the sea of paparazzi to get through the entrance. Afterwards? Keep the chic vibe going with a little shopping on Melrose Place, where you’ll find boutiques from Carolina Herrera, Chloé, Kate Somerville, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Oscar de la Renta, and Temperley. Or mosey over to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills where you’ll find Chanel, Cartier, Christian Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Harry Winston, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Valentino. Post Beverly Hills shopping, head to the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel for haute people watching.

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Eat Sushi in the Valley

LA is known for its sushi, and not just the celebrity hotspots, like Nobu Malibu, Urasawa and Katsuya. If you’re at or somewhere near Universal Studios, it’s easy to get to “Sushi Row” on Ventura Blvd. The upscale Asanebo has mouthwatering yellowtail and Sushi Iki is known for their fresh fish.

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