Want something WAY better than peanuts and Cracker Jacks? Maybe it never disappeared and they just hid it in a spot I couldn’t find at Tropicana Field. But JUST as I was about to leave The Trop Monday night, I walked by and saw the sandwich I’ve missed like CRAZY the past couple years: The Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You’ll find it near those auto beverage dispensers out behind center field.
I don’t know if’s a local food truck’s creation or if the Trop dreamt it up. But it is just as good as it looks. I only tried it back in 2019 because the line was the shortest that particular night. It was fate I tell you. Fate. Stadium and arena foods are always overpriced. Burgers, hot dogs, popcorn… $5 for a bottle of soda. You know when you eat at a concert or sporting event, you’re not going to find a bargain. But this was pretty close. For about the same price as all the usual stadium staples, you can have something special.
This was special. I mean just look at the description: beer braised short rib, caramelized onion, horseradish cream with melted cheddar, Swiss and Havarti cheese. They don’t even mention how it’s served on hot buttered Texas Toast.