After taking three of four games from the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their homestand by facing another National League East opponent in the Philadelphia Phillies. The three-game series is the first matchup between the two teams this season.
Beyond both teams sitting atop their respective division, the weekend set is notable in that it involves Bryce Harper. The Dodgers reportedly had interest in him during free agency this past winter, even flying to Las Vegas to meet with the start outfielder and his representatives during Spring Training.
Though the Dodgers remained connected to Harper, all signs pointed to their preference of signing the 26-year-old to a short-term contract. Harper eventually inked a record-breaking 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies.
While there will be plenty of attention on the field, Dodger Stadium executive chef Ryan Evans announced Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks and Hoagies will set up a location to serve throughout the series:
We have a amazing guest in house for the Philly’s series Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks will be here all weekend making amazing cheesesteak while we take on Harper and his squad hope to see you at the ball park @BoosPhilly pic.twitter.com/621DfGPVvm
— Ryan Evans (@LADExecChef) May 31, 2019
The cheesesteaks will supplement a Dodger Stadium menu that added an array of new items this season, including tacos and Beyond Meat options for vegetarians.
For fans who may miss their pop-up at Dodger Stadium, Boo’s Philly currently has two locations in the L.A. area, as well as a stand during concerts and various events at The Forum in Inglewood.