MESA, Ariz. - A's president Dave Kaval took to Facebook Live on Tuesday to announce a slew of new menu items at the Coliseum, plus the news of the A's dropping beer prices for this season.
Kaval introduced Effie Speigler, the executive chef in charge of ballpark food, and then one-by-one discussed new (or upgraded) items such as:
-a Colossal dog with a new bun brought in from a local bakery
-a chicken-and-waffles sandwich
-a California burger with avocado
-Sidewinder garlic fries
-new ingredients for a reinvented nacho dish
-two wines being made exclusively for the A's - the Swingin' A's Chardonnay and the Bill King Holy Toledo Reserve Cabernet.
Kaval even made like a late-night infomercial host, tasting the loaded tator tots and giving them an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
Kaval and Speigler also unveiled some of the food items on the menu for Shibe Park Tavern, which takes the place of the former West Side Club.
As for the beer, the Coliseum will have 91 different brews throughout the ballpark, including 77 on tap. All 77 will be discounted for the 2017 season - $10 for premium beers and $8 for domestic. According to Kaval, the A's will have the lowest beer prices of any Bay Area sports venue.
The A's also are holding a contest, for the next week, where fans can suggest additional food items they'd like to see at the Coliseum. The top five ideas chosen will be put up for vote by the public, with the person responsible for the top vote-getter winning Opening Night tickets. Suggestions can be made on Twitter with the hashtag #athleticsfoodie.