On the day I attended the Red Wings game they were doing a “bobblefork” giveaway. I was lucky enough that the people behind me had received a few and they were kind enough to give me one. I quite enjoyed the game and the ice-cold beers that I had, courtesy of the conehead. There are a variety of plate options that you can get at Frontier field. For this review I’m going to be talking about the plate I received from Home Plate. For 11 dollars you can get a plate. If you’re willing to spend a bit extra they’ll put it in a trash can for you. I’ll do that next time, let’s break it down:
HEALTH INSPECTION NOTES:
I couldn’t find an entry for Home Plate. I did, however, see that Frontier field had an entry in the health inspection database. I’ll be honest, the “noncritical violations” were a bit disconcerting. Highlights include:
Insects, rodents present
Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation, and service, from potential sources of contamination.
Despite the fact that these are noncritical it is a bit alarming. That said, you know the risks when you eat at a ballpark; I’ve literally seen the bugs when I’m there.
Meat (Cheeseburger): 2
You shouldn’t expect gourmet burgers here. It’s a short-order situation and the goal is to pump out food as quickly as possible. The burgers were bland and not great. They were dry and tasted like the range they had been cooked on.
Meat Sauce: 4
The meat sauce was good, I noticed that there were black beans in there which is a bit unique. It was a bit bland, but it was a good experience.
Potato Side (Home Fries): 4
The home fries were well-salted and cooked well.
Mac Salad: 2
The mac salad was a bland, boring affair.
Portion Control/Composition: 4
It’s funny, the plate in its totality was far greater than the individual parts. Even though most of the ingredients weren’t anything special, the plate had good synergy. When you put it all together I quite enjoyed the experience.