Per week and a half after the Mets wined and dined the press by letting them check out the brand new meals at Citi Subject, the Yankees had their flip.
The Yankees’ model of the occasion featured a lot much less pomp and significantly much less circumstance, however the meals remains to be prone to go away followers very full and really happy after they go away the ballpark.
With celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson available to introduce his new additions to the stadium — his restaurant Streetbird is now in Part 112, that includes rooster sandwiches and a Blue, White & Gold milkshake that comes with cheesecake chunks and contemporary blueberries — there was an pleasure permeating by the stadium’s suite stage on Tuesday morning.
“It’s such an honor,” Samuelsson mentioned of getting his cooking accessible at Yankee Stadium. “That is probably the most iconic stadium on this planet. For our rooster to be accessible right here is such a privilege. It’s actually emotional for me. I’m a part of New York now.”
Streetbird’s Sizzling Fowl Sandwich, a boneless rooster thigh with home made pickles and slaw, was an on the spot hit. The Streetbird station additionally provides a brand new rooster and waffle sandwich served on a cornbread waffle with sizzling honey.
“It’s scrumptious,” Samuelsson beamed. “We cook dinner that chicken in a really particular means. Our rooster and waffle is world well-known. It’s simply enjoyable to have one thing right here.”
Samuelsson, who’s the top chef of Crimson Rooster in Harlem and host/government producer of “No Passport Required” on PBS, likened his method to stadium cooking to a beginning pitcher taking the mound for an enormous recreation.
“You’re going to make numerous errors,” Samuelsson mentioned. “You’ll throw numerous dangerous pitches, however you’ll even have some good ones. It’s the identical factor with meals. The way you cook dinner for (a stadium) may be very totally different than how you’d for a standard restaurant. It’s a special stream, however we have now an ideal crew right here. We stay up for this season. Let’s hit a house run.”
Not like the Mets’ extravaganza from a number of weeks in the past, the Yankees had the additional advantage of internet hosting their occasion after video games had already began, letting them get some suggestions on the brand new choices. Matt Gibson, the Yankees’ senior government chef, spouted nothing however positivity about what he’s seen throughout the crew’s opening video games in 2022.
“This 12 months has been nice,” Gibson mentioned. “Now we have some nice new partnerships: Marcus Samuelsson, Bobby’s Burgers, Halal Guys. There’s some new stands and a few reinvigorated stands. Please eat, don’t go away hungry.”
Along with Samuelsson’s specialties, the Bobby’s Burgers stand (Part 132) has two new choices that may be loved by each carnivores and vegetarians. The Bacon Crunchburger is a traditional bacon burger with American cheese, with its titular crunch coming from a layer of potato chips between the patty and prime bun. Bobby’s Veggie Burger is constructed from a chickpea and quinoa patty and topped with mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and Bobby’s Sauce.
A Manhattan staple since 1990, Halal Guys are actually increasing their model to the baseball cathedral within the Bronx. Positioned in Part 321 and at moveable carts within the Nice Corridor, the Halal Guys stand has beef and rooster gyros, platters with rice, lettuce and tomatoes, and naturally the Halal Guys’ signature white sauce and sizzling sauce.
Different new arrivals to the stadium’s concourse embrace a really flavorful sizzling canine from Sumo Canine. Primarily based in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood, chef Jeffrey Lunak’s restaurant created a sizzling canine with wasabi relish, pickled peppers, spicy mayo, teriyaki sauce, wasabi furikake and extra that may be discovered within the bleachers at Part 201.
The King’s Hawaiian station in Part 115 is, for a restricted time, promoting a Korean slider with Bulgogi beef and kimchi that’s certain to be a crowd pleaser. Similar goes for the Burrata Burger from Metropolis Vineyard (Part 105). A extra refined tackle the traditional ballpark burger, the Burrata Burger combines burrata, pesto, arugula and a cabernet sauvignon and balsamic discount to create one of many extra memorable gadgets on the stadium’s revamped menu.
For so long as there may be baseball, there can be ballpark meals. Whereas there’s at all times room for peanuts, Cracker Jack, and smooth serve in a plastic helmet, the 2022 model additionally means non-dairy ice cream, tater tots lined in chili and jalapeno peppers and French fries that include shaved strip loin.
Paired with Blue Level Brewing’s Pinstripe Pils, the Yankees don’t have any scarcity of culinary distractions this 12 months in case issues on the sphere don’t go as deliberate.