Re: Baltimore Bound With the Boys for a Ballgame, Berger's, Beef, The Babe and More...
"I'm hoping that some members of Hot Dog Nation will chime in on these brands. From the Oriole logo on the front, I'm guessing that the Esskay brand is the official hot dog of the Baltimore Orioles. Has anyone here ever tried them?"
Esskay is the official hot dog of Camden Yard. It is a very good hot dog although I am partial to my local Martin Rosol out of New Britain, CT. My husband grew up in Silver Springs MD until he was in high school when he moved to CT and he lives for our yearly road trip to Baltimore. We hit at least 3-4 games, always stop at the market for Berger's cookies and we never ever miss getting Boog's sandwiches at least 2 games out of the 3-4. And for what it's worth, I agree about the beans at Boogs! They are fantastic. I like them better than the ones from Chap's pit beef (but oh my, Chap's pit beef sandwiches are heavenly and my mouth is watering thinking about one right now)
Did you get a chance to hang out at the Harbor? Great place to people watch before a ball game and it is only a couple of blocks from the ball park. I have been to a lot of ball parks in my life since my husband is a huge fan of the game and we always go if it is the season when we are in a new state but Camden Yard is my all time favorite. VERY fan friendly. You can even bring your own soda, lunch water whatever as long as it is not in glass bottles. Lovely park.
You did a fantastic job describing everything on your trip. Loved reading this. Fells point has some great food. My favorite place for Seafood is the Thames St. Oyster House.