Early today I posted Alicia Rodriguez's answers to my somewhat silly questions about the club formerly known as Chivas USA. She sent over three questions of her own, and my responses to these questions ahead of the penultimate Clasico Angelino between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA are as follows.
1. Let's branch out from the soccer experience with this question: What's the best stadium food you've ever had? Can be gourmet or mundane -- what is it, and how can you "soccerfy" it (that's not a thing, but let's just go with it)?
Dodger Stadium just opened stand alone restaurants in the outfield that offer pizza and grilled items. It was the best stadium food I've had, and this is what I think is the future. StubHub! Center has a stand alone place between the soccer stadium and the outdoor boxing stadium with a tennis court painted on it. Currently it's called Stand 11 offering wings which is a good step forward, but wings have had their cycle and everyone has remembered they're just a side dish and have mostly moved on.
Artisan pizza is the future. I know it, Dominoes knows it, Disneyland knows it. It's Disneyland that gives me hope. They operate two artisan pizza places, one in each park at the resort. The better one is in California Adventure, with a wood fired grill providing food for Disneyland crowds. That's right, wood fired pizza at Disneyland. Stadiums, you have no excuse.
BBQ Chicken Winger Pizza! O-Goal-E-Mio Mac N' Cheese Pizza! Pepperoni Striker! It would be brilliant, and would make five million dollars. Easily.
2. The Galaxy recently started an entertaining campaign to get fans to vote for their players for the All-Star Game this year in Portland by photoshopping player faces onto Portland hipster stereotypes. Let's flip the script here, and in honor of the Clasico Angelino, ask you to name your favorite three LA types (hipster or otherwise).
3. Let's set aside whoever is actually calling games for the respective teams at the moment. Who would be your dream announcer(s) to call Sunday's game?