Monday, March 23, 2009

Yankee Stadium debuts new dining options

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):

Stadium Debuts:

  • 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
New Cuisine:

  • 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
Healthy Alternatives and Specialty Items:
  • Melissa's, a traditional farmers market, carrying fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Various Glatt Kosher options
Child-Friendly 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
Personally speaking, I am thrilled that Bro Jimmy's will be there. Their "burnt ends" sandwich is awesome. Of course, it will probably cost $15 so I'll be back getting my gigantic chicken teriyaki hero outside anyways. I'll try to bribe some kid for their Kozy Shack Pudding too, because I sure do love me some pudding.

One other thing made me chuckle and the bold here is directly from the press release:
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.
Isn't "exceptional value" a bit much here?

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!

1 comment:

Alex K said...

I'll let you know after the 2nd exibition game!