Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Great Debate - Which is Better for Chain Food Lovers Citi Field or Yankee Stadium

It is almost spring time and all across NY there is such a buzz in the air about the opening of the two new ballparks. I am very excited because I have an obnoxious amount of tickets to Yankee games so I will be able to feast on all the new food options there a lot. I have to say though, Citi Field is definitely delivering in the chain food category and giving the new Yankee Stadium a run for their money. Everything looks so good, I might actually go to a Mets game.

Therefore I decided that I would have a Great Debate on Chain of Food asking readers which stadium has the better chain food options. As the season progresses, I will update everyone on the chain items I try. Oh and P.S. - I am going to meet the whole entire Yankee team tomorrow (hollah).

Yankee Stadium Chain Food

Hard Rock Cafe - wow a whole chain restaurant with awesome burgers - they get points for that
Brother Jimmy's - gotta love that, I love BBQ
Johnny Rocket's - I will be skipping that unless Jeter is singing to me in that white uniform
Moe's Southwest Grill - I have never been but will def hit it up, I have always wanted to try it
Famous Familigia Pizza - eh I don't really eat pizza at ball games
Nathan's Hot Dogs - I like my hot dogs kosher, unlike my men, but I know there will be Hebrew National as well

Citi Field Chain Food

Shake Shack - wowzers, that is huge and really a good idea for a ballpark. I just hope the lines are not as long as they are in Mad Sq Park bc Mets fans will miss the game
Blue Smoke - (now a chain bc they are at the Stadium) very good BBQ, but I am just as happy with Bro Jim, especially bc I read they are cooking the food in Manhattan and driving it to Queens.
Nathan's Hot Dogs - same feelings as my Yankee comments

*editors note - Citi Field has a lot of famous Chefs from the Union Sq Group and Tabla, but they are not really chains so I am not going to talk about them on the blog but they have this steak dish that looks delish.
I also refuse to talk about Sushi, because you should not eat Sushi at a game.
I have yet to read anything about Carvel, Dippin Dots or Dunkin Donuts at the stadiums but I have to assume they will still have stuff like that.

Again, I will be updating as I go to the stadiums, to let you know my thoughts as I try everything.

Let me know what you think.


Brian said...

At least food-wise, Rori, my Mets (finally) beat your Yanks.

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Rori said...

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Wait till you are begging me for a job on this bad boy.

Brian, you might be right about the food. When you are in town, Ill treat you to a Shake Shack burger, part of my Obama debt.

Brian said...

When I'm back next - June 29 through July 5 - the Mets aren't home. So a Yankee game would certainly suffice.

Nina said...

Ok So I went to citifield...I got Shake Shack and it was awesome!!!! Mommy Lisa had Blue Smoke she said it was rockin...however we both are giving up meat after :)

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