Guest post by Heather Moore
Heather Moore is a lifelong Orioles fan, a seasoned vegan, and a staff writer for the PETA Foundation. She can be reached at HeatherM@petaf.org or at 941-330-6430 (call or text) if you have questions or want to help get more vegan options at O’s stadiums.
Pirates can’t live on rum alone—or even popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jack’s. Fortunately, the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with Meatless Monday Pittsburgh, are hosting a Vegan Night with special picnic fare before the Pirates vs. Orioles game.
Use coupon code “VEGAN” to get a ticket for the Vegan Menu in the Picnic Park from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and a Corner Box seat for the game.
The mouthwatering vegan menu is set to include:
♥ Pretzels, Chips, and Dips (house chips with French onion dip, corn chips with smashed avocado salsa, pretzel sticks with Local PA maple mustard)
♥ Power Chop Salad (kale, cabbage, grilled vegetables, garbanzo beans, sunflower seeds, pepitas, citrus-dijon dressing)
♥ Ultimate Vegan Burger (beefless beef patty, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles, vegan house sauce, sesame seed bun)
♥ Buffalo Cauliflower (vegan ranch dipping sauce)
♥ Sweet Potato Tacos (black beans, cilantro, salsa verde, tortilla threads, nondairy sour cream, flour tortilla)
♥ Watermelon and Berries
Mmmm. I’ll be rooting for The Birds on the field…but I’m also cheering for the Bucs’ officials who organized this event. It sounds amazing, as they say at Camden Yards. I hope the O’s plan to “contend” with the Pirates next year and hold a vegan party of their own. Can’t hurt to ask.
Even if you can’t attend the Vegan Night festivities at PNC Park, you can still say “Yo Ho Ho” (or at least, “thank you”) to the Pirates for remembering the vegan fans. This isn’t the first time that PNC Park has scored praise for being vegan-friendly. The ballpark even made PETA’s list of the top 10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks in 2015.
If you can attend the Vegan Night celebration, enjoy and tell me all about it.