Friday, April 1, 2022

Citi Field One Of The Best Culinary Destinations In NYC


All photos by Jason Schott.

When Citi Field opened in 2009, it quickly established itself as one of the best culinary venues in Major League Baseball, and in New York City, adding to the experience of taking in a Mets game.

The Mets unveiled what will be on the menu for the season at their "New in 2022 at Citi Field" event on Thursday afternoon.

Shake Shack has been a fixture behind center field from the beginning, and it was joined by recent favorites such as Fuku by David Chang, Sweet Chick, Patsy's Pizzeria, and Arancini Bros.

Pat LaFrieda's Chop House is a great destination. Created by one of America's elite butchers, Pat LaFrieda's Chop House brings Mets fans four generations of family tradition. It will have a new menu this season, featuring Lobster Fra Diavolo, Berkshire Pork Chop, NY Strip Steak, Petite Filet, and Surf & Turf. It is located in the Delta Sky360 Club on the Delta Level.

One new addition, thanks to the advent of sports gambling being legalized in New York, is the Caesars Sportsbook at the Metro Grille. 

Here is a selection of the food options showcased at the "New in 2022 at Citi Field" event:

Shake Shack: ShackBurger - Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce (pictured below) They also showcased their Triple Play Shake, which is a triple cookies and cream shake. It features vanilla custard blended with chocolate, chocolate chip and vanilla cookies, topped with cookie crumble and sprinkles. Located on the Field Level - Taste of the City.

Alonso's Arctic Grille: Polar Burger 2.0 - Pat LaFrieda dry aged burger blend, American cheese, cherry pepper bacon jam, secret sauce on a sesame brioche. It was served with Arctic Onions - Beer battered onions and claw sauce. Located in the Field Level behind section 102.

Patsy's Pizzeria: They showcased two of their famous pies, Original Cheese - Fresh pizza dough, whole milk mozzarella, and pizza sauce; and Pepperoni, made with the same ingredients. Located on the Field Level - Tasteof the City; Delta Level - Delta Sky360 Club; Excelsior Level - Piazza 31 Club; and Promenade Level - In the food court behind home plate.

Fuku: Spicy Fried Chicken Sando - Crispy habanero brined chicken breast, pickles, fuku mayo, on a Martin's potato roll. Located on the Field Level - Behind Section 130, and the Delta Level in the Delta Sky360 Club.

Cookie Crumbz: The Fun "Met" I - A white chocolate chip cookie packed with blue and orange sprinkles; and a Chunky Dunk, a classic chocolate chip cookie that is packed with milk and dark chocolate chips. Located in the Promenade Level - Jim Beam Highball Club

Cento Percento: Classico - Mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, pesto, arugula, balsamic glaze, olive oil on ciabatta; and a Meatball Cup - Florentine beef meatballs, arrabbiata sauce, truffle cream, basil, and olive oil. Located on the Field Level - World's Fare Market.

Caesars Sportsbook at the Metropolitan Grille: Confit Chicken Wings, served with cool ranch dipping sauce; and a Lobster Tostada, which is a Maine lobster salad, with cilantro crema, lobster fondue, and micro basil. Located on the Excelsior Level - Behind the left field foul pole.

The Pizza Cupcake: Traditional, served with classic tomato sauce. A very unique item that you have to have to try. Located in the General Stands.

Tacocina: Chicken Tinga Tacos - Braised chicken in a sauce of tomato, onion, and garlic, garnished with avocado, cotija cheese, and cilantro. Located on the Field Level - Taste of the City.

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