Play ball! The Phillies’ home opener is March 28, and as you head to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on Bryce Harper and the rest of the team, be sure to walk a few extra laps around the concession stands, because some new treats await.
Fans will be thrilled to find that the space formerly occupied by McFadden’s now has a Shake Shack, an outdoor beer garden, Goose Island Park, and Foundry Pizza, a brick oven-style pizzeria. The space has been renamed Pass and Stow, and will open approximately two hours before game time. Pass and Stow is named after John Pass and John Stow, two foundry workers who recast the original Liberty Bell in 1753.
The Shake Shack seats 120 people (and is the first sit-down restaurant in any sports venue) and will offer up its traditional fare of mouthwatering burgers, crispy fries, all-natural hot dogs, and ice-cold, thick milkshakes. (Note: While Pass and Stow opens two hours early, Shake Shack will only be open during game hours.)
If you’re looking to quench your thirst with something a bit more alcoholic, head over to the brand-new outdoor beer garden. Choose from draft or craft beers and watch the replays on one of the 44 nearby TV screens. For those chillier autumn games, be sure to snag a seat by one of the new fire pits.
There’s a whole lineup of new food options at other stands, too, including Tandoori chicken wings and lettuce wraps, which you can grab at either Harry the K’s or Pass and Stow. Those looking for heartier and less-healthy fare can try Boardwalk Eats’ new doughnut burger (a bacon cheeseburger served on a glazed donut bun, topped with pepper jam) or PJ Whelihan’s new cheesy bacon tater tots (which are served in a helmet, of course, and loaded with toppings including cheese sauce, scallions, and a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese).
Vegetarians, meanwhile, will be excited to check out the much-buzzed-about Questlove Cheesesteak, courtesy of The Roots’ Questlove, who originally hails from Philly. Made with Impossible Meat and served on a soft, thick roll, this faux cheesesteak will set you back $14, but will be worth every bite. Look for this scrumptious sandwich at concession stands 108 and 120. (Sorry, vegans: The Questlove cheesesteak contains white cheddar cheese sauce, though you might be able to order one sans cheese.)