Citi Field Culinary Finds – April 2010

Snap(shot) Judgements are posts that will appear with no real regularity. It’s primarily a way for us to get thoughts and photos up as soon as possible, especially when we have no plan to write a feature-length column on the subject. Here, Gary takes in more of the great food available at Citi Field over two days and three games.

I can go an entire season without hitting up all the different kinds of concession stands at Citi Field, both the good ones and the bad – heck, I didn’t even make it to Shake Shack once all last season! This year, I’m trying to hit as many as I can and trying as many of the available menu items as humanly possible. These are photos were taken over two days, the second of which was a doubleheader.

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Mets Hall of Fame & Museum

It’s nice that the Mets are finally embracing their history even if it’s not as long as that other team across town.

Blue Smoke Meal

A pulled pork sandwich with a Blue Smoke Ale and a chocolate bar for dessert.

Blue Smoke Pulled Pork Sandwich

Ooh, that bun looks nicely toasted – now what lies underneath?

Blue Smoke Pulled Pork Sandwich

Look at all that chopped pork in this sandwich. Perfectly tender, moist pork that could have used a little more sauce but, otherwise, this was excellent.

Mama’s of Corona Mama’s Italian Special Hero

A gigantic sandwich filled with salami, ham, peppers, and mozzarella. On the side are some roasted red peppers and mushrooms.

Mama’s of Corona Mama’s Italian Special Hero

The meats and cheese in the sandwich are excellent and it’s well complemented with great bread.

Blue Smoke Grilled Jalapeno and Salty Peanut Dark Chocolate Bar

A nice dark chocolate bar with a spicy kick from the grilled jalapeno that builds with each bite.

Catch of the Day Long Island Clam & Corn Chowder

On a cold, windy day, a nice hot chowder is a godsend. It’s a little heavy on the leeks but it’s got a decent amount of clam so you’re getting your money’s worth.

Box Frites Meal

Belgian fries and bacon aioli for dipping, with a Brooklyn Summer Ale.

Box Frites Large Box with Bacon Aioli

The fries are best eaten as quickly as possible, when they’re hot. They don’t lose much when cold but they really are a lot better when fresh. The aioli has plenty of bacon flavor, which you would think would make it great, but it’s just okay.

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