The Akron RubberDucks home opener is April 10 and there will be more to look forward to other than great baseball.
The Akron RubberDucks have a new, giant entrée and an adults-only dessert that will be joining its popular "Extreme Foods" menu, and a new, tasty lineup of ice-cream "Duck Floats" will be coming to Canal Park concessions stands for the 2014 season.
The new "Extreme Menu" entrée is the "The Pineapple TeriyAKRON Bowl."
It is half of a pineapple, hollowed out to create a bowl. It is then stuffed with a stir fry of grilled white-meat chicken, white rice, and diced pineapple before a finishing drizzle of teriyaki sauce. "The Pineapple TeriyAKRON Bowl" will sell for $11 and will be available at the Nice 2 Meat U Grill located in left field behind the new Fowl Territory seating.
Joining the "TeriyAKRON Bowl" on the "Extreme Menu" is the giant, 32 ounce "The Ugly Duckling."
It comprises 16 ounces of an Irish full-bodied stout beer is poured over three heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream and topped off with chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles.
"The Ugly Duckling" is available to adults of legal drinking age at the Sock Hop Ice Cream Shoppe along the right-field concourse and will sell for $9.75.
"'The Pineapple TeriyAKRON Bowl' provides a unique ballpark item and an additional healthy option. As for 'The Ugly Duckling,' it is our first beverage item added to the 'Extreme Menu' and it is a very unique offering for our adult fans at Canal Park," said RubberDucks director of food and beverage Brian Manning.
"Food is such a big part of the fan experience at Canal Park and under the supervision of our food and beverage director, Brian Manning, our concessions options have really come to life," said RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander.
Also available at the Sock Hop Ice Cream Shoppe are the full line of "Duck Floats," available in 16-ounce size for $5 and a 32-ounce version for $8. Each float is made up of ice cream mixed with a flavorful soda and is named after a famous duck from the world of entertainment.
There's "The Donald," made with Orange Crush soda and vanilla ice cream; "The Scrooge," made with Mountain Dew soda and vanilla ice cream; "The Howard," made with chocolate ice cream and Mug Cream soda; "The Daisy," made with Strawberry Crush soda and vanilla ice cream; and "The Daffy," made with Grape Crush soda and vanilla ice cream.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2014 season will be its 18th since moving to Canal Park and its first since becoming the RubberDucks.
The team begins its season on April 3 at Binghamton and the home opener at Canal Park is scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at 6:35 p.m. against the Bowie Baysox.
For more information and merchandise featuring the Akron RubberDucks, go to www.AkronRubberDucks.comor call 330-253-5151.