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April 8, 2010

Bologna dog: the new ballpark frank

hot dogFinally, you can get a ballpark frank the way a ballpark frank should come in Baltimore: wrapped in bologna.

Attman's Deli will have a big presence at Oriole Park this year, and it is bringing with it the classic meat-on-meat delicacy that was the invention of some Baltimore Jewish deli. (Some credit Nathan Ballow, others Attman’s. I'm not getting in the middle of that one.)

In addition to bologna dogs, Attman's will serve chicken soup, salads, knishes and coddies. Deli sandwiches on the menu include corned beef, pastrami, Reuben and the Cloak & Dagger, a corned-beef-coleslaw-Russian-dressing concoction.

Attman's will run a 200-seat restaurant in Oriole Park, in the spot once occupied by Pastimes Cafe. Attman’s will be open at the park during every home game, as well as Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this month. Starting in May, the plan is to serve breakfast and lunch seven days a week, year round.

Camden Yards will also offer food from the Greene Turtle, including cheeseburger sliders and “Turtle Bites,” which are basically chicken nuggets. Hightopps Backstage Grille will have a booth with wrap sandwiches, mac-n-cheese and cheese steaks.

A stand called Charm City Market will cater to fans with food sensitivities. There will be hot dogs and sausages on gluten-free buns, a gluten-free crab cake, even gluten-free Red Bridge beer. The stand also will offer casein-free items, such as hummus and vegetables.

Attman's bologna dog. Sun file photo
Posted by Laura Vozzella at 12:18 PM | | Comments (22)


Attman's is definitely a nice addition to the stadium. Hightopps' (with two P's, which makes me insane in the membrane) food at their restaurant in Timonium is maybe one degree above cooking a 7-11 burrito in a dirty microwave, so I am a bit dubious about their presence at the stadium. But, not like the stadium is known for high-falutin cuisine to begin with.

I just wanna know can I still get my overpriced swamp water Esskay dogs at the stadium? I know that sounds snarky but I really love those damned things!

Hmm, what are you going to wash your bologna dog down with?

Would have to be a Dr. Brown's Cream Soda.

I like to chug a warm Yoo Hoo.

But what type of wine goes with a bologna dog?

Hm.. pairing with a bologna dog.. May i suggest madame to some vintage 2007 Mickey's Wild Irish Rose.. or perhaps a jger spritz? PBR, very good ma'am.

Boone's Farm.

Meekrat, are you suggesting Wild Irish Rose over Mad Dog 20/20? You are quite the sommelier!

I think a proper baloney dog should have the weenie wrapped in the baloney

agree with you, Owlie.

"I think a proper baloney dog should have the weenie wrapped in the baloney"

No, No! The baloney lays on the roll and the hot dog is on top. The roll shouldn't be one of those squishy rolls either, it needs to be crusty. Jack's on Lombard St. use to make them perfect. With a little mustard, heaven on a bun!

i dont have to go to the stadium to get a dog wrapped in bologna when i can get mine from the Suburban House Deli in pikesville along with my Dr Browns Black Cherry and a chocolate top .we would meet every sunday morning for breakfast at S&H before the ravens game and then take some goodies with us to the we get to repeat it with the orioles.

Heard Suburban House is moving to pomona square in pikesville.
it going to be a 200 seat deli with full carry out.cant wait to get an omelette

You do now, dennis - S&H is closed at the moment. yes kyamike, they are moving to Fudruckers in Pikesville and should be opened soon. Looking forward myself to having a giant matza ball and a bit of chicken soup!

Where is Charm City Market located in the park?

Aha...Charm City Market is located behind home plate on the first level (thanks Rob Kasper).


I'm happy S+H is reopening but not at the expense of Fuddruckers. That was devastating to me and strange for such a successful location.

Dudes just didn't re-up their lease before their old one ran out. Laura you should post about this, I'm still upset.

Corey, Fudruckers about 10 minutes north on Reisterstown Road will still be there! don't despair! At least as far as I know, anyway.


But that's so far away! I live in Canton!

Corey, yes, that is a bit far. I'm guessing Fud's downtown is closed now?

I never really go to the city despite my best intentions besides the seedy hole-in-the wall clubs that my partner's band plays from time to time.

there is another Fuddruckers in White Marsh Mall at the food court and one in Columbia Mall .
the other Fuddruckers is about 3 miles up the road, not to far.
also, Fudds was closing a few of their less successful stores including the one at the Inner Harbor...which has been closed for a while now.

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