Washington Nationals Announce Partnerships With Local Vendors

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nationals Park fare will include a variety of specialty stands from local companies

The Washington Nationals today announced that they have partnered with 11 local food service vendors at the new Nationals Park. The Nationals will play the first game of the 2008 season when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in an Exhibition Game on Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. The team will open its regular season on the following evening when they play host to the Atlanta Braves in a nationally televised game at 8:05 p.m. on ESPN. "The Nationals and Centerplate, our overall food and beverage partner, are committed to celebrating the culture and cuisine of the Washington, D.C. region in the ballpark", said Team President Stan Kasten. "These partnerships with local vendors will offer fans some of the best of our area selections." view counter The following local vendors will have specialty stands/carts throughout the concourses and various fan entertainment areas at Nationals Park: Ben's Chili Bowl, Boardwalk Fries, Cantina Marina, Gifford's Ice Cream, Krazee Ice, Kosher Sports, Hard Times Caf´┐Ż, La Piccola Gelateria, Mayorga Coffee, Noah's Pretzels, and Red Hot and Blue.

Opened in 1938, Gifford's Ice Cream & Candy Co. is the oldest and most distinguished ice cream parlor in Washington, DC. Gifford's stands will feature scooped ice cream, in addition to the "Dinger", a vanilla ice cream and chocolate cookie sandwich. A portion of the sale of each sandwich, also offered at all Gifford's locations, will be donated to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

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