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Camden Yards cuisine

Who knows if the baseball will be any better this season at Camden Yards, but they say the food will be.

ARAMARK, which provides food at 14 Major League parks, has "spent the off-season fine-tuning its food and beverage offerings." So says the press release.

"Increasing demand for vegetarian and gluten-free fare has led to greater variety and expanded availability throughout ballparks, while combo meals and value packages continue to grow in popularity," the release says. "Various ballparks will also unveil their very own fully-loaded, signature hot dog."

So what will the Orioles' "fully-loaded, signature hot dog" consist of?

Nobody's saying. In fact, nobody's even saying if Baltimore is one of the teams that will offer a "fully-loaded, signature hot dog."

As for the gluten-free and vegetarian offerings, also unclear.

I'm told Camden Yards already had salads and added a gluten-free pretzel last year. That might be it. Or it might not be. Team spokeswoman Monica Barlow said more info will come out Monday.

The Baltimore Business Journal has reported that Attman's deli sandwiches and Greene Turtle sliders will be on the menu. Barlow said this much about the report: "We have not officially sent that information out yet. BBJ got ahold of it."

 Orioles fan Cameron Marshall shows off an unloaded, non-signature ballpark hot dog in 2002. Sun photo by Kim Hairston

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