PNC Park has a dedicated concessions stand for All You Can Eat ticket holders. (Tim Carman/The Washington Post)

On a sheer economic level, the promotion has its appeal, of course, though that could be lost on those souls who want to balance value with, say, food that doesn’t induce guilt immediately upon consumption. As I ate and interviewed my way through these face-stuffing promotions at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, I snapped a few iPhone photos to help illustrate the kind of ordinary grub available at all-you-can-eat seats.

The photos, after the jump, offer a view into the food, but also somewhat into the culture of all-you-can-eat seats. Take a look.

The hot foods at PNC Park’s All You Can Eat concessions stand are placed under a heat lamp, where the buns can dry out and the cheese sauce congeal into a waxlike covering. (Tim Carman/The Washington Post)