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‘Haute Dogs’ and ‘Pinch Dumplings’ win Nats’ pitch-your-product contest

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In an effort to increase the variety of local food offerings at Nationals Park, the Nationals invited D.C., Maryland and Virginia-based vendors to participate in a “Pitch Your Product” contest in November. On Tuesday, the Nationals announced Maryland-based Pinch Dumplings and Virginia-based Haute Dogs and Fries as the winners.

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Pinch Dumplings, which will be available behind Section 302, offers hand-made Chinese dumplings, including pork, beef and vegetarian options. Pinch has a restaurant in Baltimore and has also sold its dumplings at farmers’ markets in Dupont Circle and Bethesda.

Haute Dogs and Fries, which opened its first location in Purcellville in 2010 and a second location in Alexandria in 2012, offers gourmet hot dogs served on a split-top bun and hand-cut fries. Their restaurant menu features a dozen specialty hot dogs and a create-your-own option with more than 20 toppings. The Nats Park Haute Dogs stand will be by Section 105.

Last season, the Nationals introduced a Virginia-themed biscuit stand to complement the Chesapeake Crab Cake Co. concession stand that opened in 2014. Mike Isabella’s G Sandwich shop also debuted at Nationals Park in 2014, while Jose Andres’s food truck, Pepe, made several appearances in the center field plaza last season.