Let's face it: Dining at the "old" Yankee Stadium pretty much sucked. A dog and a beer, fine. After that, all bets off. Any semblance of a sandwich/burger/chicken-esque product was simply gawd-awful. For me, there was a deli just up 161st past River (past the Chase Bank and pizza joint) that made some incredible sandwiches. I'd grab a huge hot chicken teriyaki sub for about $5-$6 and head in with some real eats and be thrilled. They even had clear plastic bags to help you get thru security easier.
Now, with the Yanks new self-owned Legends Hospitality business, we're going to see quite a few changes in TNYS (in addition to their old stand-bys):
- Boar's Head made-to-order deli sandwich stand, including soups and salads
- Brother Jimmy's BBQ
- Dunkin' Donuts Coffee
- Highlanders traditional ballpark food with a New York flair, including hot dogs with sauerkraut and "pushcart" onions
- Johnny Rockets
- Lobel's of New York
- Moe's Southwest Grill
- Otis Spunkmeyer
- Pepsi Cola Products, including Lipton Iced Tea, Tropicana Lemonade and Gatorade
- Tommy Bahama's Bar serving mixed drinks
- Turkey Hill Ice Cream
- Garlic Fries stand, a staple of West Coast ballparks
- Latin Corner, serving hot-pressed Cuban sandwiches, nachos and burritos
- Noodle Bowls stand with other Asian-inspired items
- Soy Kitchen sushi and salads
- Triple Play Grill, offering beef and chicken sliders, and Lobel's steak sandwiches
- Melissa's, a traditional farmers market, carrying fresh fruits and vegetables
- Various Glatt Kosher options
- The Big Apple stand, offering candy, caramel and chocolate-dipped apples
- Dale and Thomas popcorn stand
- Kids Cart with school-lunch favorites and smaller-portion items, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, milk, small hot dogs and Kozy Shack Pudding
One other thing made me chuckle and the bold here is directly from the press release:
VALUEIsn't "exceptional value" a bit much here?
The Yankees continue to offer exceptional value on food and merchandise. They are offering a $3 hot dog, a $3 soft drink and a $6 beer. Traditional Stadium fare, such as hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, sausages and Cracker Jack, remain the same price as last season. New sizes of soda, many including a souvenir cup, are offered at a variety of prices. In addition, a Family Value Line of merchandise has been created with low-priced items, including pennants, Yankees T-shirts, key chains, and more.
As soon as I get to a game, I will be happy to fill out a first report. And if any of you get there before me, report in, please!