7 hours ago
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I could care less about professional sports.
I am a member of a family who loves the NFL, the MLB, the PGA, and the NHL. (The NBA is the only sport they don't watch regularly).
I don't participate in sports (though I have taken golf lessons.....I stink at it), and I don't watch sports on television.
While my husband is glued to the tv, you know where to find me.
(In the kitchen, in case you weren't sure of the answer).
I went to the new Citi Field in Queens, NY, the city where I was born, and the new home of the NY Mets baseball team, with my guys (husband, dad, brother).
Not to watch them play, but for the FOOD.
There has been so much hype about the food at the new stadium. The restaurateur, Danny Meyer (of Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern fame) has his well known BBQ restaurant Blue Smoke at the ball park, as well as the famous NYC hamburger joint, Shake Shack. Both places had long lines.
Check out this cool site to see a full review of all the places there. This nycfoodguy has tried everything in the stadium!
Here are the highlights.....................
Delicious, Italian sausage sandwiches on great rolls with peppers and onions from Mama's in Corona, cannolis from a real Italian bakery and great NY pizza, even though $5.75 for one slice was pretty steep. There was even a top notch sushi place!
Citi Field lived up to all of its expectations. Great food, a beautiful stadium and a great way to spend the day with my family.
Oh yeah, who won the game? I have no idea. I was too busy eating!