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So what happens now that football is over?

The Grilled Sourdough Crab Sandwich @ Crazy Crab’z, AT&T Park

Some of you may not know that I cut my teeth as a sports writer back in college. I worked with some great folks, a couple of whom actually carved out fine careers in the business of covering professional athletics (Alan Shipnuck and Eric Branch were old colleagues of mine — we were stacked). But sports writing wasn’t for me. Ultimately, I was put off by the odd hours and the deadline pressures of sports journalism. So I decided to become a chef, instead. Nowadays, I don’t invest the emotion into sports as I once did, meaning that the highs aren’t as high, but lows aren’t as low, either. Today, I guess that was a good thing; I’m currently reeling from San Francisco’s Super Bowl loss tonight, but I would’ve taken it much more to heart when I [… read more …]

Ballpark Eats: The Outta Here Cheesesteak @ AT&T Park

Seedy character.

Seedy character: The Cheesesteak Sandwich @ Outta Here Cheesesteaks, AT&T Park.

I’m not ready to give up on the San Francisco Giants just yet, but I have given up on my chances of visiting AT&T Park for another ballgame this year. Even if the Giants can somehow survive the Reds, there’s little chance that playoff tickets will fall into my hands. So before the 2012 baseball season draws to an end, I have to mention the Outta Here Cheesesteak, pictured above, that I enjoyed a couple weeks ago. The sandwich is pretty good by ballpark standards, but maybe not as noteworthy or unique as the one across the way at Crazy Crab’z, which neatly captures an essence of San Francisco. Then again, I’ll bet Outta Here is still as good as any cheesesteak sold at a Phillies home game. Just a hunch.

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