By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s debatable whether the Phillies will be contenders this season. But among the new food offerings at Citizens Bank Park is a “can’t-miss” prospect.

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The bacon dog — a hot dog with a slab of bacon and melted cheese (top photo) — is among the new Phillies’ ballpark food offerings this year.

It’s one of several varieties of the classic baseball food now in their rookie year, says Aramark general manager Kevin Tedesco:

“The hot dog is by far… it’s like movie theatre popcorn! You’ve got to get one when you’re at the ballpark. So as you saw today, a lot of variations of the classic Phillies frank. You can get a cheesesteak dog, the summer dog is back on a pretzel roll, and obviously the chili and cheese.”


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(Cheesesteak dogs, left, and summer dogs, right.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

(Cheesesteak dogs, left, and summer dogs, right. Photo by Mike DeNardo)


Other new foods include pastrami, an “Over Easy” burger topped with a fried egg, and even a bucket of mussels at Harry the K’s.

One food not making the roster this season is the ballpark panini. It’s outta here!

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