I am a lucky man. My girl got me a pair of tickets to the Vancouver Canucks 2nd round Game 1 versus the Chicago Blackhawks. To be honest, I'm not the biggest hockey fan but the energy and excitement around the playoffs was amazing! She also told me that GM Place recently put in 2 new food stands to add to their big selection of concessions. So I decided to take my camera to the madness and try the food at these new spots.

Southside Grill:
This one is a new gourmet hotdog stand that's located on the 100's level. They grill the buns and add grilled onions as an option to their hotdogs. $6.00 gets you a Jumbo Dog and $7.00 for the footlong. I opted for the Jumbo since i still have to try the 2nd joint. They have a pretty good size condiment stand next to the counter to load up your dogs. Copped a beer to make the dog go down for another $7.00.

This mexican joint was located on the 300's level. The menu wasn't too impressive with only 4 items; Beef Quesadilla, Chicken Quesadilla, Vegi Quesadilla and Nachos. All the quesadillas were $9.50. Since I still had a sausage of unknown meat digesting in me I ordered the Vegi Quesadilla. These were way overpriced for what you get, a simple flour tortilla with beans and cheese, some wack salsa and sour cream on the side.

The Canucks took this game and with a few stadium beer in me I forgot how disappointing the Mexican food was. If I'm fortunate enough to attend another game this playoff season, I will stick to the White Spot Triple'O Burgers for the same price as those sorry quesadilllas!

GM PLACE aka "The Garage"
800 Griffiths Way
Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1, Canada
(604) 899-7400



Yes said... @ May 5, 2009 at 12:50 AM

What we need to do is go catch a Mets game in NYC so we can eat some Shake Shack burgers and shakes. Now that's what I'm talking about....taking food to the next level at a sporting arena. I'd definitely pay extra to have something tasty over what we pay for shit food.

Was the dog good? I didn't catch if you thought it was tasty.

I like hot dogs with more pizazz....like here:


O-toro said... @ May 5, 2009 at 9:28 AM

YES! i wish too that the food gets stepped up. i too don't mind spending $10 on good food. The quesadilla was a joke. The hotdog tasted fine with the grilled onions and extra condiments. But it was still a regular hotdog. i'd way rather see a Japadog or even a chain like this: http://www.jodymaroni.com/

i used to go to Mets games as a kid but don't remember the food there. Sounds good tho!

Yes said... @ May 7, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Google Citi Field Taste of the City. They really stepped it up to have the ultimate sports experience. They have classic standbys but they also have some really amazing food vendors now. My friend said it's amazing.

Japadog would be sick!! I've never tried Jody Maroni's but I've seen it in airports.

We had friends in from Chicago earlier this week and they went to a Dodger game. They kept talking about how horrible the Dodger dogs were. You don't forget these things. Stadium and sports team people should remember that. Both great and bad experiences are always remembered.

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