Let the NFL showdowns begin at Miller’s Field
by Mariko Lamb
Published - 10/24/12 - 02:36 PM | 7480 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Miller’s Field general manager Ray Corallino said he takes pride in his staff, who he feels are the friendliest in San Diego — all the way down to the security people.                   Courtesy photo
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Miller’s Field — the Mecca of sports bars in Pacific Beach — caters to all range of sports fans: from the soccer lover to the UFC or MMA enthusiast to the diehard NFL football fanatic.

With the largest number of TV screens in all of Pacific Beach, Miller’s Field plays all of the best NFL matchups on any given day of the week.

“We support the Chargers, of course, and we’re also the home to the NFC East,” said Ray Corallino, general manager and proclaimed “head coach.” “There’s probably about 500 people in here and everybody’s cheering. We can have up to about seven games going on at the same time.”

From the sports memorabilia covering the walls to the 38 flat-screen TVs oozing everything sport, football fans of every affiliation know they have made it home as soon as they step through the door at Miller’s Field.

“Everybody says, ‘Hi, nice to meet you,’ they introduce themselves,” said Corallino. “We have, I think, the friendliest staff in San Diego, all the way down to security. I have a lot of the same people [employees] that started with me five years ago. We have very low turnover, and it’s very high energy.”

On game day, that high-energy crowd trickles in donning their respective sports teams’ jerseys and gear as early as 9 a.m. to catch the early games. They fill up on a hearty breakfast and indulge in some refreshing libations.

“In the mornings, we have different tables,” Corallino said. “We’ll have a Giants section, an Eagles section, a Cowboys section, Redskins section — a lot of different fans, so it’s a big, diverse crowd.”

Game-day specials on 100-ounce towers of beer and 80-ounce towers of mimosas to share don’t hurt in terms of drawing a thirsty crowd, either.

“We open at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the football season, and we have a really killer breakfast menu. We have a crab-cake Benedict that is to die for and also a Captain Crunch French toast,” he said.

Chef Silvano Renteria, a 20-year veteran in the San Diego food and beverage industry, caters to the crowd’s appetite with some hearty portions of sumptuous game-day grub like the monster chicken wings, giant 16-inch pizzas and half-pound burgers made with quality meat from Tarantino’s.

“If you’re really hungry, we have a one-pound ‘home run’ burger, which is actually a half-pound beef patty and a half-pound bratwurst patty served with smoked Gouda cheese, mustard and sauerkraut on a pretzel roll,” said Corallino.

Game-day food and drink can be enjoyed on the expansive, lower-level venue or the upstairs ocean-view patio, both complete with a full bar and plenty of TVs to catch your team’s next game.

Miller’s Field is located at 4465 Mission Blvd. For more information, visit www.millersfield.com or call (858) 483-4143.

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