To my dismay, I realized that I have all these photos of what I ate at Citi Field last year that I never posted. Shame on me! So here they are.
Garlic parmesan frites from Box Frites – always yummy and super filling
Fried dough from the fried dough stand. BF loves this, asks them to fry it extra much to get it crispy as possible, and they let you add your own powdered sugar. Half of his powdered sugar inevitably ends up on me because I sit next to him in a windy stadium 🙁
Antipasto salad from Mama’s of Corona
I thought this was good, since I was in the mood for a salad, but I wouldn’t necessarily seek it out again. Not a bad option if that’s what you want though!
Nachos with cheese and pico de gallo on top. I really liked these, even though the pico was a bit watery and sogged up some of my chips. I think they were $6.75 or so (this is 2010), not bad – from the Nachos Grande stand.
Box Frites (ketchup for the BF), and pizza. He says the pizza isn’t good but it’s pretty much what he always gets at the stadium.
I had the opportunity to visit the Acela Club for one game, so I took advantage and we made reservations to dine at the all you can eat buffet.
That day’s menu… I sort of wanted ribs but then decided to go with something else at the last minute. I didn’t feel like getting all dirtied up. By the way, though there is a row of tables along the glass (Acela Club overlooks left field) so you can watch the game from your seat and gorge, it’s an extra $10. The buffet is already $46 so we decided not to do that – and to instead have a 5:30p reservation so that, going by their 1.5 hour time limit, we could be in our seats for the game.
It’s a really nice space.
Lots of food spread out in the big space for you to choose from. Salads, breads, cheeses, charcuterie…
Sliced up and ready for the taking – there was a guy just behind the platters, slicing up meat for you to take.
My first feeler plate… I obviously like my vegetables.
I think this was Beer Boor’s plate, because that doesn’t look like the kind of plate I’d get. I could be wrong.
People waiting for… do you see that slicer?
Well, here’s a giant hollowed out wheel of parmagiano-reggiano with Caesar salad resting inside it. I wish I had a big wheel of parm… I’d throw hot pasta along with a little bit of pasta water in it from time to time just to get some yummy pasta (yes, I know at least one restaurant in Manhattan does that). Then I’d cut up the rind and make ribollita with it. Yum.
Here’s the slicer and what people were waiting for – freshly sliced prosciutto. YUM.
Here’s a plate more to my style – salad, salad, prosciutto. Hehe.
Another angle on the same plate.
What’s hiding underneath everything? Mac & cheese of course.
Then our main courses arrived. “Yorkies” as it turned out was a cute name for Yorkshire pudding, or puffy bread. Beer Boor opted for the $5 supplement to get a beautiful slice of prime rib. I know it was greatly enjoyed, though I don’t believe I tried any.
I couldn’t tell you why I opted for the rack of pork. I found it pretty tender and juicy though, and they didn’t give me a problem when I requested that they switch one of my sides for fried pickles. I love fried pickles. These were good, but not amazing.
An inside shot of my fried pierogi. It was okay.
Prosciutto bread from Mama’s of Corona – $3.
Inside shot of the prosciutto bread. The flavor was great, but the bread was kind of hard, so I didn’t like it that much. Oh well.
Snocones, “extra red” at the BF’s request. They were only okay and I doubt I’d get them again, too hard to eat without getting it on me… or I’m stupid 😛
Another Mama’s of Corona sandwich…
More Box Frites parm-garlic frites, love.
Just frites this time, with blue cheese.
Some pizza for the BF.
The upskirt to make me happy.
Shake Shack – I didn’t wait on line for this one, I assure you.
I actually think this was a cheeseburger, not a Shackburger.
Definitely never ordered that from SS before, it was good but definitely not replacing my Shackburger.
Bucket of popcorn for $6 or so. I think that’s still cheaper than the movies…
Taco combo from Taqueria el Verano. I’m not a huge fan of the tacos; they’re only okay and definitely way overpriced, I can get much better just a short walk from the stadium.
Of course, if I’m going to wait on line at Taqueria, I’m definitely getting elotes, the corn with cheese and cayenne on it. I love this, anywhere – here it’s OK, given the high price tag and occasionally it’s been sitting too long so it gets a bit dry…
Special Mr. Met helmet cup of ice cream with two spoons for sharing, don’t mind if I do!
Cookies from Mama’s of Corona. I thought they’d be melty in my mouth, or soft.
They weren’t. Still good, but not what I was expecting.
Another Mama’s sandwich (I told you, this was my go-to last season!).
And look at that – why wouldn’t it be? So good!
And the BF shows off his hot dog at our last game of the season. He shortly thereafter decided to not buy a ticket for this season… I think he’s going to regret that decision immensely!
I want to thank everyone who made this post possible, those who eat with me, those who give me suggestions what to eat, and those who always indulge me my desires. 🙂