Citi Field is beefing up the 2015 lineup. Yankee Stadium, too.
The Mets' home opener is April 13. Pat LaFrieda, the heavy-hitter purveyor whose new meatballs in tomato sauce with ricotta will cross many plates at the ballpark this season, also will greet Opening Day with a multi-layered filet mignon sandwich, both on locally baked bread.
LaFrieda's meatball hero will be sold on the Field Level concourse. The steak sandwich will be available there as well as at LaFrieda's restaurant in the DeltaSky360 Club, and at the Promenade Level food court.
Additional rookies at Citi Field's food locations take in a taste of lemon chicken, specifically drumsticks, from Rao's, in Caesars Club, Excelsior Level, behind home plate; buttermilk-fried chicken via Tribeca Grill at the DeltaSkyClub360 market; and Two Boots' pizza, including a vegan slice, at various locations in the ballpark.
Chef Josh Capon, from Lure Fishbar and Bowery Meat Company, comes to bat with braised short rib grilled cheese; and taleggio with arugula and roasted tomato jam on challah brioche. They'll be available at the Field Level concourse adjacent to section 125 and in Caesars Club.
Pig Guy NYC brings in chocolate-dipped bacon smores to the Field Level concourse, where Catch of the Day adds lobster nachos, with fresh lobster, fresh mango and papaya salsa, diced avocado and more, on white-corn tortilla chips. And Mama's of Corona takes a big cut with its Italian hero, which leads off with fresh mozzarella in the Field Level World's Fare Market.
Prices have not yet been set on the new food items, announced Wednesday. They'll be competing with Citi Field all-stars such as Shake Shack burgers and Blue Smoke barbecue.
Opening Day at Yankee Stadium is April 6.
Yankee Stadium's 2015 squad includes a Bases Loaded Burger, an 8-ouncer on a Kings Hawaiian Roll, with American cheese, fried macaroni and cheese, and trimmings, at NY Grill Portable, section 223. A turkey burger headlines the new gluten-free cart in the Great Hall.
Buffalo chicken, chicken, and beef quesadillas expand the taco cart in section 321; fish and chips joins the spuds at the Fresh Cut Fries stand in Food Court section 127.
Lobel's continues to prepare steak sandwiches; Parm, an "abbreviated" list of the restaurant's sandwiches; and Brother Jimmy's BBQ, pulled pork and chicken.
Swing away, but don't slide.