That long awaited sign of spring is finally here: Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park! We rounded up the best ballpark bites so if you can't make it to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3 you can still enjoy a taste of the experience.
Pick a size burger for your Opening Day mood: five-ounce burgers or the Burger of the Month, The Nashville. The fried buffalo chicken burger sliders comes topped with melted cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and Fritos on a potato roll with Avery Brewing Company IPA. 1245 Worcester St., Natick
We like our burgers busy and this one from the Fenway restaurant doesn’t disappoint with orange cheddar, French cocktail sauce, crisp iceberg lettuce, and homemade relish on a toasted potato roll smeared with aioli. 69 Kilmarnock St., 617-421-4470
It might not come in a tiny plastic Red Sox helmet, but the daily soft serve (think flavors like salted caramel, smoked cinnamon, peach bourbon) does come in a pretzel cone. 160 Commonwealth Ave., 617-266-1122
Chef Tony Maws popular Kirkland Dogs are getting switched up for Opening Day with a smaller size, but the toppings like sausage and peppers, house-made mustard, and homemade cole slaw remain the same. 425 Washington St., Somerville, 857-259-6585
These cheese-laden chips are definitely an upgrade from your typical ballpark fare. They come smothered in black bean salsa, queso fresco, and roasted pork if you so desire. 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-499-0001