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Corn, brats and wings on the grill

Corn, brats and wings on the grill

The Reds mistook us for “media” the other day and graciously invited us to get a sampling of the food offerings at new Mr. Red’s Smokehouse. How could we pass that up?

Over the past few years, the Reds have been making some great culinary additions to the ballpark. The new nacho stand on the 3rd base side is the bomb, the UDF Reds Markets are great for small, fresher food, the addition of Funnel Fries is a pleaser, and the beer selection has been kicked up a few notches. We’re pleased to see it and welcome a broader selection at the yard. Don’t worry, hotdogs and helmet sundaes are our bread and butter, but a little what, what now and then is great. Enter Mr. Red’s Smokehouse. Not only is “Mr. Red” a nice blast from the past, but the Smokehouse offers items never before seen at the ballpark. We were able to sample a few things from the menu. Corresponding prices included:

  • Smoked Beef Ribs ($11)
  • Smoked Turkey Legs ($10)
  • Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich ($8)
  • Smoked Chicken Wings ($8)
  • Corn on the Cob ($5)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (add two sides for $3)
  • Creamy Coleslaw (add two sides for $3)
  • Baked Beans (add two sides for $3)

And of course, the beer and drink selection:

  • Miller Lite ($7.50)
  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy ($8.50)
  • Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss ($8.50)
  • Bottled Water ($5)
  • 20oz Coke & Diet Coke

We didn’t get our hands on everything, though we willing and able! Our order included Smoked Chicken Wings, Mac & Cheese and a Cubbie Paw, aka the Beef slider. All were deeeee-lish. We washed down this tasty meal with one of Smokehouse’s signature beer, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. It hit the spot.

The one thing we would like to see the Smokehouse do, and this would be a big improvement, would be to have a Mac & Cheese Helmet. Hell yeah, get a little Reds souvenir helmet and load that sucker up with Mac & Cheese… then put MORE cheese on it! We’re in.

While the food was the main attraction at this tasting, it was a trip to see The Big Red Machine’s George Foster along for the ride. When did that guy get a blog?

Mr. Red’s Smokehouse gets the seal of approval from OMGreds. We’ll be sure to hit it up a few times this summer while watching the Reds make a run for the 2011 NL Central. Next time, we are taking down one of those turkey legs. They looked amazing.

More Smokehouse details and photos over at Better off #FF0000 and at The Fay Domain, Monie in the Middle and Polly “Luke” Campbell.

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