It’s America’s favorite past-time and synonymous with spring and summer. Sure, we’ve been focused on the World Cup (and oh Brazil’s poor performance the other day) but there’s always room for some baseball.
Memories (actual or fantasized) of peanuts, hot dogs, beers for those who indulge and soft-serve with sprinkles for the rest of us. Many like to say it’s as American as apple pie, although I’m not much of a pie fan, so I’ll let that statement go.
Ever since I was born, I was a Dodger’s fan. It has to do with the fact that I spent my entire life in Los Angeles and well, there’s nothing like a trip to the Ravine. Even the days I spent up in the SF Bay, I remained true and true to my boys in blue.
Now I’ve found myself on the East Coast and while I can’t pop on a plane back to L.A., there is still the possibility of catching a game or two out here in the city.
NEW YORK YANKEES
~ YANKEE STADIUM ~
1 E 161st St – Bronx, NY 10451
~ Transit ~
#4 train (East Side) and the D train (Sixth Ave) stops at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium subway stations, located on East 161st Street and River Avenue. B train (Sixth Ave) only on weekdays ~
The New York man A.Rod
~ EATS ~
NEW YORK METS
~ CITI FIELD ~
123-01 Roosevelt Ave – New York, NY 11368
~ TRANSIT ~
Take the 7 line from Grand Central until Mets/Willets Point Station
~ EATS ~
The Mets have an amazing array of food options on the ground level.
Mama’s of Corona (Italian subs, Mets-themed cannolis, and other desserts) – Section 105*
Blue Smoke – Part of famed Manhattan barbecue joint serving Kansas City spare ribs, a smoked bologna sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, beer and dessert – Section 140
Shake Shack – Serving up the classic ShackBurger & Shack-Cago Dog, cheese fries, frozen custards, and shakes. – Section 139
El Verano Taqueria, Section 139: Launched by Danny Meyer chefFloyd Cardoz, El Verano sells chicken mole Pipian, carnitas, vegetarian tacos, chile-marinated skirt steak, Barbacoa quesadillas, and more.
Catch of the Day – Dave Pasternack’s Catch of the Day offers grilled shrimp po’boys, Long Island corn and clam chowder, lobster rolls, and flash fried beer battered shrimp skewers. – Section 102
Kozy Shack Gluten Free Selection
Daruma of Tokyo – Located in the World’s Fare Market, they offer edamame, sushi, Asian salads. – Section 105
Cholula Hot Sauce – Serving up a crispy chicken sandwich w/ Cholula chipotle aioli, fresh guacamole, sliced jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and bacon.
For more foodie information, check here!
I’m all about experiences and souvenirs but had to hold back from buying a Met’s hat. After all, they are in the National League and I would never betray my Dodgers. So, I’ll settle for a plastic cup to hold my frozen yogurt 🙂
So, until I get back to the ball park, I’ll pick up some skills on my own. Just a casual (ok actually semi-serious weekly league) game in Central Park. Enjoying the little things in life.
“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.” ~Tommy Lasorda