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New Spokane Indians fare this season: acai, salmon burgers and yakisoba

The nacho supreme includes tortilla chips, queso sauce, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, salsa, corn and black bean mix and jalapenos.
The nacho supreme includes tortilla chips, queso sauce, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, salsa, corn and black bean mix and jalapenos.

(Beer) batter up? The Spokane Indians have their 2019 season home opener Friday night against the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium, but a new season of baseball isn’t the only thing that is making its debut this weekend.

Five concession items are premiering this Indians season, offering more variety beyond hamburgers, hot dogs and beer. New to the menu at Avista: salmon burgers, boneless chicken wings, berry acai cups, yakisoba noodle bowls and Philly cheese steaks.

Fan-favorites, however, remain firmly in place. Three of the bestsellers on the menu are the Walking Taco – Nacho Cheese Doritos, seasoned ground beef, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, fiesta ranch, sour cream and corn and black bean mix; the rice bowl – white rice and either orange chicken or teriyaki chicken, the latter of which is new this year; and Nacho Supreme – tortilla chips, queso sauce, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, salsa, corn and black bean mix and jalapeños.

“I am looking forward to the broad array of options offered at Avista Stadium this season. If you’re in the mood for traditional ballpark fare, we have hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken strips, garlic fries, peanuts, Cracker Jacks and sunflower seeds,” said Josh Roys, development vice president at Avista Stadium, home of the Indians. “If you want something less traditional, we have a pesto chicken sandwich, Philly cheese steak, salmon burger, quesadillas and even a berry acai cup. We also offer a vegetarian burger and several gluten-free-friendly items like our chicken taco salad.”

Variety also extends to the beer and wine selection on the ballpark menu, with 27 draft beers and 30 canned beer, seltzer and wine options. Soda and water are available, too, of course, and the concessions use a nearby Spokane company.

“There is something for everyone. The No. 1 selling item for us is our Indians Dog,” Roys said. “It may seem pretty standard, but this hot dog is part of a unique partnership with Ameristar Meats. This is a special beef and pork dog made only for the Spokane Indians at their facility located about a mile from the ballpark just off of Sprague. You can’t get any fresher than that.”

So whether it’s salmon burgers and nachos or an Indian Dog and Japanese noodles, who’s ready for some baseball?

“There really is nothing like sitting in the stands on a nice summer night with a hot dog, a bag of peanuts and a baseball game,” Roys said. “But we’re offering baseball fans more food options this season. Avista Stadium is the best place to enjoy America’s pastime.”

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