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Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Great Moments in EconomicsThe Padres are responding to the bad economy:
The Padres' much-maligned $9 beer vanished with an ear-ringing bang yesterday as the team cut, slashed and exploded prices on tickets, food and drink.
Only 50 cents? Looks like I won't be retiring my hip flask just yet. This is much better:
The “5 for $5,” available at every home game, includes a regular-sized hot dog, peanuts, popcorn, cookie and soda for $5. For an additional $5, fans can swap the soda for a 16-ounce draft beer.
Still, my plan when I visit my brother in San Diego this year will remain the same as it is every time I go out there: fill up on fish tacos at Rubios, then head to the ballpark.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 8:00am
I moved from CA to the Midwest 5 yrs ago and would kill for a Rubios fish taco or an In-N-Out Burger, which was probably a big reason Jason Giambi moved back to Oakland. He tried to start an In-N-Out franchise in NY when he signed with the Yankees but they said no.
Posted 03/04 at 10:10 AM
Aaron Moreno said...
There was a big debate over this same issue at BP, Beanster, and the response was almost unanimous.
Wahoo’s over Rubio’s.
Posted 03/04 at 10:32 AM
APBA Guy said...
SD is sort of the weekend playground for LA, and for us in SF it’s a little less frequent destination, so the whole Wahoo’s/Rubios thing escapes me.
I like to park early and go to Dicks and get the peel-n-eat shrimp and a couple of beers, then head to the park. When I’m starting to feel like that next beer I see the price and my wallet stays in my pocket. As a result I drive back to the hotel quite safely.
The beer price must reflect the Padres commitment to public safety
Posted 03/04 at 12:35 PM
The Wahoo’s/Rubio’s debate is ridiculous. It’s not even close. If you’re looking for a bland, dry, healthy taco…go for Wahoo’s.
But if you want a real fish taco - beer battered, deep fried, and soaked in yogurt sauce - then Rubio’s (or a local taco shop) is the obvious choice.
Posted 03/04 at 01:49 PM
Jake (San Diego) said...
You could always get Rubio’s AT the park… Of course it’s more expensive.
Posted 03/04 at 03:29 PM
Baseball. Opinions. Fish tacos. I love this site.
Posted 03/04 at 10:07 PM
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