The West Michigan Whitecaps are getting national love... not for their skill but rather their food.

Ballpark Digest, an online publication that covers pretty much anything and everything baseball, has named the Beercheese Poutine as 2017's "Best New Food Item." That means it beat out all of their other ballparks around the country.

The Beercheese Poutine was the winner of Fifth Third Ballpark's annual Fan Food Vote Contest, this past year. The poutine is made with waffle fries and topped with pulled pork, bbq sauce, beer cheese and green onions.

Whitecaps Food and Beverage Director Matt Timon said he thinks this dish will be a favorite for years to come. He confirmed that regardless of next year's winner, the Beercheese Poutine will remain on the menu. If you haven't had a chance to try it yet, the new season of the Whitecaps begins Thursday, April 5th.

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