7th Inning Stretch: Grab a Crab Sandwich and a Glass of Vino


AT&T Park, the new home of the San Francisco Giants, has quickly become one of the most popular stadiums in Major League Baseball.

A good friend of mine is a rabid Giants fan — he grew up in the Bay Area — and says that AT&T is “a hundred times better” than the stadium it replaced: Candlestick Park.

AT&T features all the modern conveniences, including wide concourses with an array of concessions. My buddy’s favorite? The Crazy Crab Wharf stand on the promenade level.

He highly recommends the grilled crab sandwich: lightly dressed fresh crab meat and sliced tomatoes on toasted garlic sourdough.

And I would highly recommend accompanying it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, which can be obtained at one of AT&T’s California Wine Carts, two of which are located on the promenade level, with another in the view level section. Other concessions around the park also sell wine — not the “jug” stuff, but well-known labels such as Chalone.

Yes, you still can sip a watered-down beer and nosh on a hot dog at the Giants’ new park. But if you’re hungry for something different, there are many options — and many wines — available.

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Tomorrow: If you can’t make it to AT&T Park, you can still enjoy wine in the great outdoors — a few miles north in California’s North Coast wine country.

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