Some Early Tips
- Half smokes: The line at the flagship Ben's Chili Bowl concessionaire stretched across the double-wide ground floor concourse to the seats in the second inning of last night's half-full game. BUT they sell "Ben's fully loaded half smokes" at all the hot dog stands, I think they're called "Nats Dogs" stands, so if all you want is a Ben's half smoke, you can find them almost anywhere in the park. Leave the Chili Bowl flagship for later in the season when the alarmist half smoke fans have chilled out a bit.
-- Getting around the 200 level: The second floor concourse is (behind the plate) indoors and is slender compared to the ground floor. Worse, even short concessionaire lines block most of your walking space. And prepare to have your ticket inspected. In short: lots of bottlenecks. Be prepared.
-- Boz was right: The view from the 400-level left field plaza is wonderful . It's worth a trip up there, and there's an escalator or two for those who don't like stairs.
-- Arriving via Navy Yard Metro: When exiting the Metro at Navy Yard shortly after 6 last night, Metro Police stood at the bottom of each escalator screaming instructions to make a single file line on the right side of the escalator. I looked back quizzically, and one screamed "WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS." So be prepared: you may have to stand to the right, and may not walk to the left. We arrived safely at the top. I'm concerned, though, that weight issues were a problem before my fries and half smoke. And beers. By the All-Star break it'll be one at a time up the escalators.
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: anon | March 30, 2008 4:53 PM
Posted by: Derek Teslik | March 30, 2008 4:54 PM
Posted by: derek | March 30, 2008 5:06 PM
Posted by: Right Winger | March 30, 2008 5:27 PM
Posted by: rickoshea | March 30, 2008 5:50 PM
Posted by: Hokienautic | March 30, 2008 6:14 PM
Posted by: JT | March 30, 2008 9:13 PM
Posted by: Anonymous | March 31, 2008 12:30 AM
Posted by: Jay | March 31, 2008 12:39 AM
Posted by: Derek | March 31, 2008 9:58 AM
Posted by: Kyra | March 31, 2008 1:43 PM
Posted by: Annoying1 | March 31, 2008 2:24 PM
Posted by: Jeffrey | March 31, 2008 5:51 PM
Posted by: GIBSON | March 31, 2008 9:59 PM
Posted by: Jay | March 31, 2008 11:00 PM
Posted by: luv-the-stats | April 1, 2008 11:36 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.