Monday, July 26, 2010

Philips Arena's Food Occasionally Malarial and Disgusting, Says ESPN Report

Which is a surprise really, because I assumed sports arena food was perfectly clean and healthy, at all times.

From this morning's AJC:

"Outside the Lines" analyzed 2009 food service inspections for every major-league stadium.


And at 30 of the 107 stadiums inspected in North America, more than half the concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one "critical" or "major" health violation.

Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome and Turner Field were not among the worst violators. But each had its problems.

At Philips, 35 percent of vendors were cited for critical violations. The report noted that at two locations, inspectors found food not being protected from contamination.

EEGAD! Actually, now that I think of it, maybe I shouldn't worry, as I tend to use Philips mainly for the Booze and not the Food. Beer...that can't get contaminated, right? Surely not.

Anyway, at least Philips isn't in swampy retirement camp Florida:

The show found stadiums in Florida particularly lacking. At every Florida venue, at least 67 percent of vendors were cited for critical violations.

It's that mutant alligator meat they serve. The Everglades are just toxic these days...


Rawhide said...

Interesting. And here I thought that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach every game was due to the play of Todd White.

Anonymous said...

Damn Bill! That was GOOD.