While cheering the Rockies on to victory tomorrow at Coors Field, why not check out the stadium's newest and most unusual concession location: the gluten-free stand behind Section 147 on the left-field concourse (near the in-stadium playground). Believed to be the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, the operation offers dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches and a variety of munchies all without gluten, that pesky particle found in wheat, barley and rye that causes serious health problems for those with Celiac eisease.
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So it's good for the gluten-free crowd -- but what about the rest of us? Is it still worth a visit?
Sure is. If you're open-minded enough to try hamburger and hot dog buns made from tapioca (they're not bad), you'll enjoy a rare luxury at Coors Field: food cooked to order. That's right: order a gluten-free dog and the staffer will slap one right on the grill, even offering to slice it open and stuff some cheese in it. Just like that cool-ass neighbor of yours does at his summer BBQs.
Best of all, you can wash down your VIP dog with a frosty bottle of RedBridge, Anheuser-Busch's gluten-free beer. Honestly, it doesn't taste much different than say, a Budweiser, but as you head back to your seat, you'll have the privilege of knowing that, among all the junk-food scarfing, beer-swilling fanatics packing the stands, you're special.
And don't let anybody forget it.