October 31, 2014

Free Dodger Dogs Sept 14th vs Pirates

Who says there is no free lunch these days?

The Dodgers are dishing out one free Dodger dog to every person in attendance for the 9/14 game vs the pirates!

The Dodger Dog

Dining With ‘Dre, Carne Asada Style

Carne Asada Sunday

Those of you who enjoyed Nomar Garciaparra’s Carne Asada Sundays in past seasons, fear not – Andre Ethier has agreed to carry the torch and host the event on Sunday, May 3rd. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by contacting (323) 224-1507 or online at http://www.dodgers.com/carneasada. Proceeds benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation.
Note: You MUST have a game ticket in addition to paying the $60 entry fee to get in. The event takes place at the Loge Level Terrace following the game.

When we spoke to Dodgers Communications VP Josh Rawtich last week, he indicated that Andre was really interested in doing something where he could engage with the community and tie it to a Dodgers event – the Carne Asada event was a good fit and provides an experience that isn’t just an autograph signing fest. In fact, autographs will be available for hand out (courtesy of an 8×10 pre-signed photo) so Andre can actually “host”.

Ethier also has his own food blog, Dining with ‘Dre, which doesn’t get updated too often but does come across as authentic. Andre’s two latest entries share a couple of reviews from his home town of Phoenix and definitely shows his love for Mexican cuisine.

If you’ve been to Carne Asada Sunday before, share your thoughts – if you have expectations for the May event, post those too. We’ll do our best to pass them along to the Dodgers.

Dodger Chef Dave Pearson Delivers the Goods For Over 40 Years

We at Dodgerfan.net have been reading a lot this anniversary year about many of the individuals close to the organization who are somewhat “unsung” heroes. We try to call out as many as we can – and Dave Pearson certainly deserves a call out for his work over the past 40 years.

Kudos to Steve Lopez at The Los Angeles Times for his interview with Pearson and colorful recount of his favorite memories over the past 40 years. A few highlights from that article:

– Pearson has missed only ONE home game in the last 40 years (and that was because of jury duty).

– According to Tommy Lasorda, Pearson’s meatballs are one of only three in the world worth eating.

– The Dodger’s Head Chef started out boiling Dodger Dogs before moving up to the Stadium Club and finally, about a decade ago, cooking for the press box and the private dining establishment “Dave’s Diner” (inside the stadium).

I’d encourage you to read the LAT article and take a look at the video of the article linked above.