PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the opening of the Game Seven Grill, a brand new restaurant that is the centerpiece of the Gila River Casinos Plaza at Chase Field. The barbecue style restaurant with a family-friendly environment will be open on D-backs home game days beginning three hours before first pitch and will serve some of the more unique dishes in the Valley.
"As our fans come to Chase Field for the first time this season, they will smell the scent of barbecue and hear live music on the plaza in a completely new atmosphere that welcomes all of our fans," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "The concept of Game Seven is one that means so much to our franchise and resonates with all sports fans as the place they want to be. We expect that will be the case with this amazing new restaurant."
Game Seven Grill, created in partnership with Levy Restaurants, takes the place of Sliders, which had previously been in the same location since 2003. With a complete overhaul that includes new kitchen equipment, draft beer system, furniture and championship décor, the 20,000 square-foot restaurant will remain open for approximately 90 minutes after each game. Memorabilia such as game-used jerseys, World Series programs, tickets, game balls and pennants will be on display from Game 7 of the 2001 World Series in which the D-backs won the only championship in Phoenix's major professional sports history.
At the heart of Game Seven Grill is a Southern Pride XLR-600 Smoker, with the capacity to serve up to 600 pounds of the restaurant's signature slow smoked barbecue. The classic "All American" barbeque menu will also include house smoked ribs, beef brisket, chicken, turkey and pork with three distinctly delicious sauce offerings.
The menu includes a variety of unique items, including the "Hottest Wings in Baseball," made with Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia), a chili pepper recognized by Guinness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. Fans can sign a waiver, dig in and try to become the "King of the Wing" and take home a custom Game Seven Grill fire helmet.
In addition, the "Tape Measure Shot" BBQ Sandwich includes the house smoked pulled pork, beef brisket and hickory smoked bacon stacked high on grilled toast with lettuce, beef steak tomato and barbecue aioli. The sandwich is actually wrapped with a foot and a half tape measure.
Other offerings include Smoky Chicken Nachos, BBQ Brisket Skins, the "Snake Bite" BBQ Chicken Sandwich, St. Louis style BBQ Pork Spareribs, the Bowtie Cobb Salad, Warm Pretzel Bread and a complete kids menu. Desserts include the Rockslide Brownie Sundae, Warm Bavarian Apple Pie and Hand Dipped Ice Cream Cones.