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Monday, August 15, 2011

The Citifield Experience

Ok ok it's a sad truth but I have to admit...this is the first time I have ever attended major league baseball game. That being said...I've heard so many people complain in recent years how expensive it has become to go see a simple ball game. What did I gain from this experience you ask? just isn't simple anymore peeps! The days of sitting on a wooden bleachers while cracking peanuts are over as the options are endless at stadiums like this. From the Shake Shack, to Blue Smoke, to dinner at Ceasar's on the promenade, sushi...

They even had a gluten free stand for god's sake!

It seems that everybody can enjoy themselves at one of today's ball game!

Look at this guy eating his Shake Shack burger with a huge grin on his face. Forget about the recession! Forget about your economic woes! Hell...forget about the game! It's time to relax, eat and be merry!!

At this was like the gods knew a dedicated foodie had showed up! When I got to the front of the stadium I stumbled upon a food competition and watched Joe Menchetti down 15 Brooklyn Burgers in 4 minutes. He is a professional competitive eater who explained to me that he would most certainly be putting away more food and alcohol once he got inside lol!

God I was impressed!! And a lil' bit scared too. :)

First stop was El Verano's Taqueria where we had wine...

I love these convenient little bottles with twist off plastic cups!!

Along with their "Elote" corn on the cob that is steamed then brushed with mayonnaise, grated cojita cheese and dusted with cayenne. It's so unusual and different from the old school cracker jacks and dogs, although I did get a kick out of the fact that those guys are still running up and down the stadium selling those old school style. The corn rendered a crunchy sweetness that is complimented so well by the creaminess of the mayo and the kick of the cayenne pepper. A great change from the everyday ball game food that we are used to.

It's the little details that count. Fresh sliced jalapeno peppers on top of the nachos with fresh pico de gallo. No more pickled jarred jalapenos with jarred salsa that takes on more of the flavor of a jarred tomato sauce rather then a salsa.

Mozzarella Sticks

It's safe to say that we had a great time!

Take me out to the ball game just for the food!

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