look at all that cool Mets stuff!
love the window displays
A few days later, I had an evening game at Citi Field on a Saturday, so I looked up what time they close – 6pm according to NY Mag – and headed over to Corona early again. I got there at 5:45, walked in, and was informed that they were closed. I was so disappointed, but I asked politely what time they close, and was informed that they close at 5. Wow. Okay.
The next day, I had another game at Citi Field, and I was super determined to eat there. I arrived at 11:30; their opening time is listed at 10am. Strangely enough, though, they didn’t seem to be open… or not fully operational, anyway. They occupy a huge space on the corner, with multiple entrances, so I confusedly asked where I should go and wandered through the deli, the pasta section, and finally wound up in the cafe, where I was told they were busy prepping for the game and could only sell pre-made sandwiches.
The exact same ones I get at the game, Mama’s Special. Of course, it was a few dollars cheaper – $7.50, I believe – but it was essentially the same sandwich, down to the mushrooms and red peppers in little cups they give you to top your sandwiches with yourself. I’d really like to love the place, but I simply don’t understand how I can visit and get the full scope of what’s available to purchase, either for them to make for me to eat, or for me to buy and eat at home. I just don’t get it. This was one of the more frustrating experiences I’ve had this year – it was like they don’t need or really want my business. When are they actually open???
(I just did a little extra research and noticed that they close at noon on Sundays. Perhaps they were closing a bit early that day. I don’t know. Perhaps I will give them one more try, smack-dab in the middle of their hours of operation on a weekday, and see how that goes. One more try. I think three times is a lot already.)
Yvo says: I still like their sandwiches, and even though the sign said and I ordered “fresh lemonade” I was given a bottle of Pellegrino limonada, I don’t dislike them. I just feel frustrated that there’s no way for me to really understand how things work there, and I feel very much like I’ll never find out. I tried three times within a week to go, which is something of an anomaly for me… and I remain frustrated and unconvinced.
get the sandwiches at the stadium… at least you’ll know what’s going on when you do