Published 11:28 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where can you find a barbecue funnel cake? At your nearest major-league ballpark.

The Houston Astros, in association with Aramark, will host a ballpark tasting event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Diamond Club at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The barbecue funnel cake is among a number of dishes the event will offer and includes pulled pork, chopped beef, smoked sausage, citrus kale black bean slaw, and golden grain mustard barbecue sauce served on a deep-fried funnel cake.

If that’s not creative enough, there’s also the .45 Express, an all-beef Nolan Ryan hot dog topped with hot Cheetos, green chili queso, tortilla strips, cheese, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, sour cream and cilantro served on corn tortillas inside a flour tortilla. This dish will be served at Torchy’s Tacos in center field.

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Other not-as-daring items include a barbecue burger and 713 burger, loaded taco fries, three little pigs, cinnamon bun sundae, DAT Creole meat pie and cheddar biscuits with burnt ends.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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