–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Cleveland Indians announce Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Dynomite Burgers will serve popular food, drinks at Progressive Field in 2015
Popular local restaurants join Melt, Barrio, Sweet Moses in newly renovated Right Field District at ballpark
The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday that Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Dynomite Burgers will serve their unique food and beverages at Progressive Field in 2015.
Great Lakes and Dynomite join the previously announced Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses in the newly renovated Right Field District, which will provide a dramatically enhanced fan experience at the ballpark made possible in large part by the club’s partners at Delaware North.
Their additions continue the club’s long-standing commitment to working with local food-service providers & producers, including Pierre’s Ice Cream, Sugardale Hot Dogs, Smucker’s, Shearer’s Snacks , Schwebel’s breads, Mitchell’s ice cream and the world famous Bertman Ballpark Mustard.
“We’re proud to partner with two more Cleveland-based restaurants, adding to our long history of working with local companies,” Indians Vice President of Concessions Kurt Schloss said. “Our partnership with Delaware North and our local restaurants continues to provide variety and value to our Cleveland fans.”
Great Lakes’ options will include its popular pretzel and sausage offerings – the Brewer’s Barley pretzels made from spent brewer’s grain, and the Dortmunder Gold bratwurst, served with onions, peppers, and Bertman Ballpark Mustard. Several of Great Lakes’ award-winning lagers and ales will be on tap, including year-round favorites, seasonals and rotating pub exclusive selections such as the baseball-themed Rally Drum Red Ale.
“We’re excited to offer our beer and food to Tribe fans and be a part of the exciting things the Indians have going on, both on and off the field. Cleveland’s our hometown and the Indians are our hometeam, so this is a perfect partnership in our eyes,” said Great Lakes co-founder Patrick Conway.
Dynomite will provide fans with a new burger option in the ballpark and offer fans its signature milkshakes, made with ice cream from Cleveland’s Pierre’s Ice Cream Co. Its selection will include the Parallax (bacon and BBQ mayo), Cowell and Hubbard (mozzarella and smoked paprika mayo), L’Albatros (caramelized onions and red peppers) and Chinato (balsamic red onions and mortadella) burgers.
“We’re proud to be an anchor in Cleveland and join with another Cleveland institution,” said well-known Cleveland restaurateur Zack Bruell. “We’re looking forward to Tribe fans experiencing our unique burgers and shakes.”
Great Lakes and Dynomite join Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses – announced in January — in the new Right Field District. Melt will offer five of its signature grilled cheese offerings, while Barrio will offer its fresh, flavorful tacos and nachos that have become a popular destination in Tremont, Lakewood and now Downtown Cleveland. Sweet Moses will offer its delicious homemade ice cream sundaes and treats.
About Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Company was founded in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway as the first craft brewery in the state of Ohio. The company has expanded its original footprint in Cleveland’s growing Ohio City neighborhood, and now distributes their award-winning lagers and ales in 13 states and Washington D.C.
Dynomite is one of six Zack Bruell restaurants in Cleveland, and was formed based on Jimmie Walker’s signature phrase in the popular show, “Good Times.” The original location opened in July 2013 in Star Plaza in Downtown Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare area, and Bruell soon will open a second location in the city’s University Circle neighborhood.
About the Progressive Field renovation project
The right field renovations at Progressive Field continue, and when completed, will offer fans a new gateway to East Ninth Street and downtown Cleveland, with dramatic new internal and external views, closer access to players in relocated bullpens, more family-friendly activities in an expanded Kids Clubhouse and new family concourse in the former Mezzanine area, and a two-story, climate-controlled bar.
Fans can view a live stream of construction at Indians.com/ProgressiveField.
The Tribe may have lost to the Reds in the Spring opener, but it was a fantastic day in Goodyear and heck, baseball is back! Check out the sights from Game No. 1!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Today’s photos include Corey Kluber’s first live BP session of the Spring, Carlos Carrasco driving a golf cart, Terry hitting more fungoes and Carlos Santana making more friends. Good day.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
The morning started out with a little rain, but didn’t hold the squad from getting in a good day’s work. Nick Maradone, Nick Hagadone, Carlos Carrasco & Danny Salazar all faced live hitters as the guys prep for Tuesday’s spring opener.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik
PHOTO GALLERY: Work in the morning, play in the afternoon — workouts and a day at the links for charity, Feb. 27
Only a few more days until the first spring game against the Reds. Before the teams took it to the diamond, they decided to raise some money for charity.
-Photos by Dan Mendlik
Progressive Field may be covered in snow, but Fox 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari reminds us that warmer weather and Indians baseball are just ahead.
Join the Indians on location to check out the team’s Spring Training Opener on Tuesday, March 3 – and enter to win a chance to win 2 Opening Day tickets and tour the newly renovated Right Field District before Opening Day!
Indians mascots and staff will be at Melt Lakewood, Barrio’s downtown Cleveland location and Sweet Moses in Gordon Square to take in the team’s Spring Training opener against the Cincinnati Reds from Goodyear, AZ. First pitch is set for 3PM Eastern.
We’ll hold parties at each of these restaurants, announced in January as the newest additions to the ballpark:
- Melt Lakewood (14718 Detroit Ave.): Happy Hour from 3-7PM, including $1 off beer, wine and liquor
- Barrio Downtown (503 Prospect Ave.): Will open early, at 2:30PM, and its Happy Hour pricing — $1 off draft beer and tacos, half-price Margaritas – will run from 2:30PM-7PM
- Sweet Moses, Gordon Square (6800 Detroit Ave.): Sweet Moses will offer its Ballpark Sundae, along with the rest of its regular menu, which right now also includes a Cleveland Clover shake. We will take in the game in an old-timey fashion, by listening on the radio!
Opening Day ticket giveaway:
- Trivia: We’ll be playing Tribe trivia between innings, with each correct answer getting an entry into our drawing for 2015 Home Opener tickets! The earlier you get there and longer you stay, the more chances you’ll have at entry!
VIP Tour of Right Field District
- To enter this drawing, all you need to do is show an Indians staff member that you have the MLB.com Ballpark app on your phone!
Note: Winners must be present at final out of game to win.
George Reese, a World War II veteran and a loyal Indians fan, visited Spring Training last week to get a special tour of Goodyear Ballpark and enjoy a day full of Tribe baseball.
George is a WWII vet who was stationed in Hawaii for the majority of his time serving our country. He is also a long-time Tribe fan and has been following the team since the days of Bob Feller.
When you follow a team for almost 80 years, it stops feeling like a team and starts feeling like family. That is why when George was asked who his favorite player was, he just couldn’t decide. He explained that he loves them all equally, and that asking him that question was like asking him to pick his favorite grandkid.
While at Goodyear Ballpark, George and his family spent the morning touring the facility and getting a behind-the-scenes look at the players’ springtime home. After being served breakfast in the Minor League dining room, George spent the day watching the team go through drills and take batting practice.
With a view from the warning track, George and his family took in the action and got to see Jason Kipnis, Tyler Holt, Nick Swisher, Yan Gomes and other players take their cuts. In between turns at the plate, Indians players went over and talked with George thanking him for his support of the Cleveland Indians and his service to our country. George even received an autographed ball from Michael Bourn.
“In his 97 years, I am fairly certain that yesterday was one of the highlights of his entire life. I mean that,” Mike Reese, George’s grandson, wrote in an email. “I don’t recall a time where he sounded so excited.”
Creating memories, connecting generations and celebrating families- that’s what it’s all about.
–TribeVibe contributors Danielle Wilde and Angela Martin
Today was photo day in camp – It was a busy day for all players. After getting their glamour shots, it was time to go to work!
-Photos by Dan Mendlik