With the Rockies wallowing in last place, there’s no better time for this handy guide to the best snacks at Coors Field. Soothe your crushed playoff expectations with tenders and tots, Denverites.
Tenders from Tenders, Love, and Chicken
Tucked behind Section 137 in the Wazee Market (which also features artisan pizzas and a handy grab ‘n go beer cooler), Tenders, Love, and Chicken knocks this classic out of the park. Not only are there eight dipping sauces to choose from (think: Buffalo, BBQ, garlic parmesan), but these delectable tenders have just the right amount of spice, are expertly fried, not overly bready, and just juicy enough that they only require a dip—not a dunk—into the aforementioned sauces. The only downside? The fries are a bit chalky and could use more salt.
Jack-A-Lope Sausage from Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Anyone who’s been to Coors Field in recent memory has a special place in their heart—and stomach—for Rockie Dogs. But if you’re looking for a changeup, make the trek up to Biker Jim’s stand at Section 331. A local favorite (that also has a brick-and-mortar spot on Larimer Street), Biker Jim’s serves unique sausages and hot dogs, including the mythical Jack-A-Lope sausage infused with cherry and habañero chiles. It’s a delicious bite that bites back.
What could be better for a day of baseball than a helmet full of tater tots? Topped with mild queso, grilled corn, green chiles, cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro, these spuds are about the closest you’ll come to street food inside the stadium. And the queso-corn combo nicely complemented the tot’s saltiness. Warning: A helmetful can feed at least two people (unless you’re training for a tater-tot-eating competition). Find it on the Rooftop at Section 306.
For an unfried, non-meat option, Berrie Kabobs (Section 132) offers an alternative to other stadium sweets (like the nearby maple-bacon funnel cakes, which, let’s face it, you should probably try, too). Its self-explanatory stick of fruit includes strawberries, bananas, and brownie bites, all drizzled with white and milk chocolates. These are perfect for a hot midday game—as long as the chocolate melts in your mouth and not on your lap.