Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Ballpark, New Food

Earlier this week, officials for the New York Mets baseball team opened their new stadium to let media check out the food and dining options. According to Serious Eats-NY, there are several star-quality chefs behind the eateries at Citi Field:

Danny Meyer will oversee the Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, El Verano Taqueria, and Box Frites booths behind home plate, as well as all the food and drinks at the Delta Sky360 Club, the premium-ticket-holder area with enough room for 1,600.

Esca's Dave Pasternack will oversee the Catch of the Day fish shack just beyond right field. And Drew Nieporent of Nobu and Tribeca Grill consulted for the Acela Club, the 350-seat restaurant overlooking left field.

. . . We'll see how this translates to real game days — this weekend, the Mets will host the Red Sox for two exhibition games — but with people coming into this with such low generic stadium food standards, they will probably leave impressed. And full.

I wish the food at Nationals Park here in Washington, D.C. looked half this tasty.

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