Food Wars: Citi Field v the new Yankee Stadium

King Ing March 24, 2009 0


So when I first heard about the new Yankee Stadium’s list of concessions, I thought there was no way that they could compete with that of Citi Field.

Was the braintrust behind the Bronx Bombers really serious about having Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, Johnny Rockets burgers, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, and “Boar’s Head made-to-order” deli sandwiches as their featured items. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with them. But were they actually going to let the Mets show them up with their roster of Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, and belgium fries?

I should have never underestimated the Yankees. Today they announced something that trounces anything that the Union Square Hospitality Group could come up with.

The new Yankee Stadium will “have separate restaurants and dining areas for their exclusive enjoyment. In the Legends Suite Club, the food will be prepared at open cooking stations run, from time to time, by Masaharu Morimoto, April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig and chefs from Le Cirque.

Are they f’n kidding me! Someone sign me up.

Oh, are you telling me it’s only open to the 4,000 or so premium seats, with prices ranging up to $2.500. Guess I will never see that dream come to reality.

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