The Yankees and Mets rivalry is a classic city-wide battle, and since 2009, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have been conjuring up stadium beef (no pun intended). Citi Field has been nationally known as one of the best ballparks for food with Shake Shack and Blue Smoke. Yankee Stadium brought in Parm and Lobel's, but Citi Field was still thought of as superior.
This season, they've brought in a host of new items for fans. Chicken and waffles, tacos and empanadas, frozen yogurt, and the incredible nacho helmet are just a few examples. They've also brought in Papa John's pizza this year, a frozen yogurt stand, and an unlimited popcorn bucket for $12.
"As always, and even with all of the new items that we have added, Hebrew National and Nathan's hot dogs were the number one selling items on Opening Day," Chris Buffa, general manager for concessions at Yankee Stadium says. "Chicken and waffles, waffles and ice cream and the souvenir batting helmet nachos were a big hit with the fans."
They're making everything fresh and in-house, including the tortillas and sauces for tacos, and three different types of aioli for the fresh cut and ribbon fries. "We are always trying to push the culinary envelope, making sure that we align ourselves with current culinary trends and our guests' expectations," said Yankee Stadium Executive Chef, Matt Gibson. "For us, it is important to make sure that everyone who walks through the gates of Yankee Stadium has a memorable food experience." So if rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte's hot streak isn't enough to get you to a game, perhaps all this will be.
-- Jane Bruce, The Daily Meal
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