Last week was a great week for the Indians. They unveiled their plans for an upgraded fan experience next year. Lots of changes are coming to the ballpark including a revamped Gate C, new local all-star food choices, places to hang out with your friends as a group and more spaces for the kiddos. You can read all about their Progressive Field Evolution plan here.
It was also a great week for this Indians fan. I was able to get tickets to the Social Suite and was also invited along with a group of bloggers to dinner in the Terrace Club. They wanted us to try a new appetizer and provide feedback.
And what an appetizer it was! The Terminal Tower Nachos could easily be a meal and definitely should be shared with friends. It's a giant stack of crispy flour tortillas on a bed of lettuce and layered with pulled pork, queso, and grilled chicken drizzled with sour cream and sprinkled with chopped tomatoes and green onions. It was topped with a whole jalapeno and speared with a knife. Wow.
It makes quite the impression when it's brought to the table and was really delicious. The tortillas surprisingly held up really well and didn't become soggy. My suggestions were to offer a spicy version with hot peppers and hot sauce on the side and to add beans. I think that this would be a great addition to the Terrace Club menu.
Thankfully we split the Terminal Tower Nachos between six people because we also were there to eat dinner. We split an order of calamari and then had the buffet so we could get a full taste of what the Terrace Club had to offer.
What a feast! It's been a LONG time since I've eaten a meal at the Terrace Club and I was really impressed. Fresh fruit, an impressive assortment of cheeses, grilled veggies, salads, and entrees included something for everyone. They even had a build your own Reuben bar - what a great idea! I'm totally stealing that idea for a party.
And when you go, be sure to save room for dessert. I ordered the caramel corn sundae - so good! The apple brown betty was also tasty. The portions are large so plan on sharing.
After the Duck Tape Duck threw out the pitch to Slider, it was time to play ball.
Because it was Duck Tape night, the 1st 10,000 fans to leave received Indians Duck Tape. While I can guess why they handed out the tape as fans left, I don't like how it rewarded fans who didn't stay until the end of the game.
We were reluctant to leave the Terrace Club because we had an awesome view of the field, but we didn't want to miss the fun of the Social Suite. It also includes a great view.
It was a beautiful night for a ball game. It did rain a little bit towards the end of the game but it didn't spoil the fun.
We signed the 2014 Social Suite Banner:
And were sure to snap some photos for heading home.
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My 2014 visit to the Social Suite was super fun as always. If you would like to try to snag an invite, you can apply online here. And of course a big thank you to the Indians for the invitation!
** Disclosure: I applied for tickets in the Social Suite online. I was invited along with some other bloggers to attend and have dinner in the Terrace Club. The tickets, food and beverages were provided at no cost. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. **