The Seattle Mariners home opener is this Thursday, March 28 against reigning champions, the Boston Red Sox. This season, Seattle said goodbye to Safeco Field and hello to T-Mobile Park and all things magenta. Along with welcoming T-Mobile Park to our daily baseball season vernacular, we can also welcome Paseo Caribbean, Li’l Woody’s, Fat’s ChickenShug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream and the Magenta Mojo to our baseball palate.

Centerplate, the Seattle Mariners hospitality partner, and consulting Chef Ethan Stowell are also continue their nine year collaboration of keeping baseball fans well fed throughout all the innings.

Chef Ethan Stowell at the T-Mobile Park Media Preview. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)
Rebecca Hale, Senior Director of Public Information for the Seattle Mariners at the T-Mobile Park Media Preview. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)
Centerplate’s Grand Salami Sandwich. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)

Paseo, a staple to the Seattle diet since 1994, is bringing it’s famous Caribbean Roast Sandwiches to Edgar’s Cantina and Home Run Porch, along with a Smokin’ Thighs Sandwich, Tofu Delight Sandwich, West Caribbean Bowl and Roasted Corn on the Cob.

Paseo’s Ryan Santwire at the T-Mobile Park Media Preview. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)

Li’l Woody’s, coming to The ‘Pen, will be serving up The Big Woody, Li’l Woody, the Impossible Veggie Burger, Chicken Tenders and the ’95 Slide.

Fat’s Chicken, also coming to The ‘Pen, brings it’s Five-Spice Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwich, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Strips, Fat’s Wings and Poutine.

Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream will be served at Section 152, Main Level and The ‘Pen, featuring two of their colorful portable carts, hand scooping Lopez Island Creamery small-batch ice cream. If you want something really special, try their prosecco float, a 4 ounce scoop of ice cream topped with San Martino Doc Extra Dry.

The Magenta Mojo, inspired by the Mariners new partnership with T-Mobile, is a refreshing new signature cocktail with magenta-lit ice cubes – which you can also bring to your seat!

The Magenta Mojo cocktail. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)

Ryan Santwire, President and CEO of Paseo, is one of my favorite people here in the Seattle area, and I’m very excited for his taste of the Caribbean coming to T-Mobile Park. I have always loved Paseo sandwiches and having recently met Ryan through my friend, Lori Pacchiano, I am even more excited to share the news of his expansion to the stadium.

Ryan taking a break between New Day Northwest and the T-Mobile Park Media Preview day. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)

Paseo was recently voted Best Sandwich Shop in Washington and one of the best in the nation by Thrillist so it was only natural for the restaurant to now be featured at the ball park. Ryan’s passion for food as not only a work of art but as something to be cherished is apparent. He creates masterpieces that taste as good as they look and you can’t stop eating them!

Paseo’s roasted corn on the cob. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)

Ryan himself is incredibly friendly, and has the type of personality that makes you think you’ve known him your whole life, even if you’ve just met him. His warm demeanor, sense of humor and penchant for silly antics (see the Blonde Mafia Pyramid – that was his idea) make you want to eat only at Paseo for the rest of your life just to support him and his life’s work.

The Blonde Mafia Pyramid.

Ryan was recently featured on a New Day Northwest segment, cooking up his favorite sandwich for Margaret and sharing s’mores with her. Speaking of s’mores, while not available at T-Mobile Park because you roast the marshmallow yourself over a small, tabletop fire pit – hello fire hazard! – the coconut cookie and caramel drizzle that he pairs with the marshmallow and chocolate will leave you in a a decadent heaven. And don’t get me started on their famous roasted corn…..

Ryan on the set of New Day Northwest before they went live. (Photo Credit: Wild Fern Photography)
I want all the S’mores!

We here at What’s Up NW are excited to welcome T-Mobile Park to Seattle for their first season of hosting the Mariners. With a new name comes a new baseball experience for the entire family. Be sure to visit one of the new food vendors this season and go Mariners!

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