2021 Summer Guide: Devour the Meat Cone at Great American Ball Park

Yes, it's literally a fist full of meat.

click to enlarge GABP's Smokehouse Parfait - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
GABP's Smokehouse Parfait

With its leisurely pace, foam-fingered cheers and Hammond organ interludes, baseball is the quintessential summer sport. There’s just something special about singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and root, root, rooting for the home team with 40,000 other rabid fans.

But honestly? Sometimes we just want the food.

Ballpark fare can make anyone salivate. The comforting aroma of hot, salty peanuts. The mouth-watering nostalgia of ice cream in miniature batter’s helmets. The tantalizing siren call of tangy relish on a foot-long hot dog.

And those are all great. But we really want the good stuff. The weird stuff.

The new meat cone at Great American Ball Park scratches that itch. Ok, ok, the dish’s name actually is Montgomery Inn’s Smokehouse Parfait, but we can’t imagine that Cincinnati Reds fans will say that over “meat cone” throughout a game.

New for 2021, the item is exactly what you’d imagine: BBQ pulled pork, mac & cheese and coleslaw, all loaded up into a squishy bread cone.

That’s right: this delicious Frankenstein-esque creation is literally a fist full of meat and drippy toppings that you can nibble just like you would some Ben & Jerry’s (or you could use a fork, if you’re a bit more refined). Find it in section 137 of Great American Ball Park at Montgomery Inn.

A little indulgent? Sure. But what’s summer without barbecue and baseball?

For more information, visit reds.com.

Still craving more? Read our full 2021 Summer Guide issue or check out these activities:

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