With only 8 home games left in the season (and who knows how many in the post), I thought I’d share with you my most recent visit to Yankee Stadium. I am fortunate enough to be blessed with friends like TT, who had tickets to this game but couldn’t go and thoughtfully shared them with me instead. Thanks TT!
Since he’d gone on his own at a game earlier this season, but we’d not gone at the last Yankees game together as my budget didn’t allow, this time, Beer Boor decided he wanted to get the meatball sandwich from Parm for a second time (he’d gotten it once at another game that I didn’t attend with him). For $14, well, I was happy to let him get one that I could photograph!
The center of the cart displays the rolls and fresh tomatoes on the vine. (And if you look really closely, you’ll find the answer to the question I Tweeted earlier that day: “Yvo Incognito: what do I wear when I don’t want to be recognized?”)
They also have two display sandwiches, I guess in case you don’t know what a turkey sandwich or a meatball parm sandwich looks like. Turkey was actually winning that day; a lot of people were ordering it.
Beer Boor’s sandwich in the box…
Inside shot – fresh basil makes me happy.
And finally, a cross section. I was cajoled into taking a bite, just so I could report on how it tasted, though I wasn’t very hungry. Honestly? My bite was towards the end of the sandwich, but honestly? I don’t get the hype. It’s a seasoned burger with no crust, topped with parm-toppings (cheese, sauce, basil), served on a soft roll. The meat was pretty soft where I took a bite, and while it tastes good… I don’t think this is worth $14 at all. This gets a huge fat MEH from me. The texture was all one-note, and I really need more texture to my food than “soft” all throughout, even if the flavor was good.
Sorry Parm & Torrisi, but I’m ruling this a big PASS.
Note: Beer Boor thoroughly enjoyed this sandwich – at least twice now – and much like myself, he won’t spend money on something he doesn’t think tastes good. So I know he liked it quite a bit, and I’m sure he’ll chime in with his own thoughts as well, but personally, this didn’t do it for me.