Meat of the matter City of cheesesteak wins PETA’s ballpark award
those hot dogs, carnivores.
cheesesteaks are on the ballpark menu in
the No. 1 vegetarian-friendly stadium in
America, according to PETA.
hoagies, garden burgers and vegan hot dogs also helped boost
Park to the top of the
annual list compiled by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
is a little ironic, especially since our city is known for cheesesteaks,”
said Kevin Tedesco, Aramark’s director of concessions at the stadium.
services 13 of the 30 major league ballparks. Tedesco said the faux-meat
cheesesteak, new this year in Philly, has been a popular item.
can still order their Whiz wit” — that’s local lingo for a cheesesteak
with Cheese Whiz and fried onions — “and get it without meat,”
important that customers get a choice. We sell everything right at the regular
stands. If you want a hot dog with meat, you can get it. If you want without
meat, it’s there,” he said.
grilled veggie cheesesteak does well, too. It includes all the ingredients —
mushrooms, peppers, mushrooms and cheese, among them — except the beef.
San Francisco, with its
portobello sandwiches, veggie sushi and garlic fries, was second on the PETA
trend toward healthy and humane meatless options at ballparks is in full
swing,” PETA assistant director Dan Shannon said. “It’s a victory for
both animals and the health of baseball fans.”
three on PETA’s list of big league parks: Safeco Field in
San Diego and Busch Stadium in
was the top vegetarian-friendly
park in the minors. Next up on PETA’s list were