Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. the Miami Marlins will be hosting the Atlanta Braves to break out the 2015 Major League Baseball season. It's a long season, so whether or not you can make it we've broken down all the best places to eat and drink so you don't have to make a mad dash to your seat for the first pitch.
Only In Miami
This year Executive Chef Vine Navarrete is focusing on "the best local ingredient and authentic Latin flavors" to continue the trend of bringing local cuisine to professional sporting events. At Taste of Miami (section 27) a rotating menu will be featuring Miami favorites like frita burgers with potato sticks, Mojo pork sandwiches, Goya nachos with Mojo chicken, and Fresh Catch tacos with Mahi Mahi, shrimp, or mango pico de gallo. You might also recognize local restaurant names like Don Camaron, Latin American Grill and Panna Cafe, where you can get fresh, local seafood, Cuban sandwiches, or Argentinean food.
If you really want to submerge yourself in the South Beach experience, head back to Left Field and go jump in the pool at the Clevelander bar where you can order its Famous Frozen, party with dancers and listen to guest DJs — because that's what you bought tickets to, right?
Taste of Miami- Sections: 27
Miami Mex- Sections: 5
Rincon Habana- Sections: 223, 315, (featuring Goya Foods) 4
Rita Habana- Sections: 22
The Clevelander: Left Field
New This Year
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FIT is a new dining concept for the stadium that focuses on gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as, "those with food allergies or dietary restrictions." We're sure this will also be the spot for those looking for more health conscience options and trying to stay away from the burgers and fries. The MP Food Truck is a new way of bringing South Florida's street food culture into Marlins Park. They say that they'll be "rotating hometown favorites served at a new food truck on the concourse," which we're not sure if that means they'll be allowing your favorite food truck to park it inside the gates or if they mean to say they built a brand new food truck to serve up their own street meat.
FIT/Gluten Free- Sections: 26
Food Truck- Sections: 11
Sushi- Sections: 12
Diamond Juice- Sections: 18
Traditional Ball Park Fare
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Trends come and go, but sometimes peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and a good ole fashion kosher hot dog are just the things that will get you through nine innings. Traditional fan favorites like burgers, Italian sausages, and those loaded fries aren't going away any time soon.
Burger 305- Sections: 14, 21, 310, 321
D'Town Favorites-- Sections: 206, 208
Fan Feast- Sections: 8, 16, 23, 37, 305, 314, 323
Kosher Korner- Sections: 1
Metro Grill- Sections: 40, 202
Pizza- Sections: 10, 26, 226, 307
Prime Burger- Sections: 220
Sweets- Sections 1, 3, 23, 31
Where To Get Your Drink On
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Here are a few locations where you can skip past the food goers and go straight for the booze, because, let's be honest with one another, baseball is really a drinking sport.