Before I post about the wonderful, sun-drenched opening day we Mets fans got today, let’s first cover the gastronomic bases. Ownership seems to know we’re coming to the ball park in part for the food, and perhaps for that reason they have made our goodies rather pricier. But there are some great new options, especially for non-beer drinkers like me!
New Shake Shack prices are up from last year, as you can see. Old prices at left, new at right. A single shack burger is up $.50, double $.50, and the fries are even more, up $.75 for regular and $1.00 for the cheese.
The tacos are up a dollar per individual and $1.50 for the combo platter. And I will have to try the new addition: “Perfect Patron Margarita!”
Also at Blue Smoke (left) we have new dessert options and a Makers Mark and Ginger cocktail. At right, see the Box Frites menu, with the new Disco Frites option and the “Absolute Lemonade” cocktail.
Changes too at the Catch of the Day stand. Gone is the shrimp cocktail salad (’09, left), and now there is a crab cake sandwich (’10, right). You can also get the Absolut Lemonade cocktail at the Catch of the Day.
Here’s my new favorite: The Rum Bar by the World’s Fare market. I’ve bee wanting frozen drinks forever! Options include Frozen Bacardi Mango and Frozen Don Q Pina Colada. The mango was delicious (they were out of pina colada, alas!). These drinks are unfortunately pretty pricey: $12 for alcohol, $8 virgin.
For gluten-free folks, there’s a new, much talked about Kozy Shack stand also by the World’s Fare. I saw some yummy onions and peppers being grilled up, likely for sausages. I also noticed bags of gluten free bread buns. And, of course, tons of pudding.
I LOVE fruit. But I ain’t eating fruit at the ballpark. Still, here it is, a healthy option that’s good to have. Also, beer. Apparently this stand popped up for the first time last year. It’s still there in the halls of field level.
Also new? Cinnabon. Not having grown up with malls, I am not that fami
liar with the Cinnabon, but I hear they’re very yummy.
Here’s the Carvel/Cinnabon menu and also the outfield food court Mama’s menu–notice the new buffalo chicken and chicken parm pizzas.
And finally, a refreshing yum, Sno Cones! Ah, brings back memories of that amazing Snoopy Snow Cone Machine…
The Mets are BACK!
P.S. Okay, yes, I also took a picture of the new Korean fried chicken at the World’s Fare Market. I hear it’s supposed to be spicy, which sounds good to me!