A first look at the Stadium food

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In March, when the Yankees unveiled the food options at the new park, we were a bit underwhelmed by the choices and felt that Mets — with their Shake Shack and Blue Smoke — one-upped the Yanks. Today, as fans gear up for a brand new ballpark, Serious Eats, one of the top food blogs around, published its first look at the Yankee Stadium food. With high quality photos and a thorough write-up of the concession options, Erin Zimmer prepares fans for what they will expect.

I have but one word of warning for Bronx-bound patrons though: Beware of sticker shock. The garlic fries, soggy when I tried them, cost $5 for a small and $8 for a large. Hot dogs range from $5.50 (Hebrew National) to $6.75 (Nathan’s). Carvel in a helmet up is up to $6.50, and the Lobel’s sandwiches are pushing $15. To temper those dollars, hunt out the reasonably-price $6 beers.

Oh, and one more thing: Splurge on some frickles — deep-fried pickles — from Brother Jimmy’s. Those things are ridiculous decadent and delicious.

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  • random

    I can’t even imagine what a deep fried pickle would look or taste like but I would not think it would be delicious. But I thought the same thing about deep fried icecream until I tried it.

    Who the hell would pay $15 for a sandwhich??

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      You don’t know what you’re missing with deep fried pickles. Mmmmmmm.

      • random

        Is this like a common thing? How have I gone 22 years without ever hearing about them before?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          I first heard of them when I was 18, at a place called Marvelous Muggs out in Scranton. Shopsin’s on the LES also makes some delicious ones.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          They’re deep-fried fruit. I’ll try ’em, but I won’t be expecting much.

          • random

            A pickle is a fruit?

            Isn’t it just a pickled cucumber – cucumber being a vegtable?

            Ha although deep fried vegtable sounds worse than deep fried fruit.

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              Yeah, my bad. And you’re right, “deep-fried vegetable” does sound worse than its fruity (heh, fruity) counterpart.

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Now you’re making me want fried zucchini. I can’t get good fried zucchini up here. I’m mad at you, Jamal and random.

                • Rick A

                  A pickle is technically a processed fruit. A fruit is defined by having seeds surrounded by endosperm (the tasty part of the fruit which provides sustenance for the seeds). Thus, a pickle is a brined cucumber. It’s as much a fruit as, say, a candy apple.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Cucumbers, tomatoes, squashes, eggplants, gourds, pumpkins… all fruit.

                  Pickle any of them: still fruit.

                • radnom

                  hmm it IS a fruit.

                  I always thought it was a vegetable. Probably because it is so green and crunchy. And not juicy.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

              Haven’t you ever had tempura before?

    • UWS

      Frickles are ridiculously delicious. Don’t knock it until you try it.

      I’m a big fan of the Brother Jimmy’s fried green tomatoes, too. Are they going to have them at the Stadium as well?

    • A.D.

      I was skeptical about deep fried pickles until I had them in New Orleans, and they’re delicious.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I was skeptical about a lot of things until I had those things in New Orleans, and yes, all those things were delicious.

  • zack

    Ugh, they have garlic fries here at Petco, and I warn all of you to stay far away from them. Its hard to make it through more than ten of them. They are soggy, overloaded with chopped garlic, and not remotely as tasty as they should be.

    And deep fried pickles, like most things deep fried, are delish…

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    The sushi better not suck. I can’t wait to try a Lobel’s sandwich, though.

  • steve (different one)

    food looks pretty good, but yeah, expensive.

  • Mister Delaware

    But the $6.00 beer is Bud Light.

    • Sweet Lou

      How big is the cup of Bud/Bud Light?

      • A.D.

        10, thats where the value is

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Dude, who cares about the food, LET’S SEE SOME FUCKIN ACTION WHOOO-HOOOO!!!!!


    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      I don’t wanna sound like a queer or nothing, but I think unicorns are kickass!

  • Matt K

    Pete Abe reporting David Robertson called up

  • zack

    Well, Robertson certainly deserves the call up, but it does leave them short on depth and VERY pitcher heavy…

    • steve (different one)

      i think they didn’t want to make a roster move until they decide if Nady is going on the 60 day DL. seems 99% likely, but i think he was seeing another doctor today.

      once that happens, they can add someone to the 40 man.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Moreover, calling up Robertson now and carrying 13 pitchers is just a short-term fix. Miranda’s the only non-injured position player on the 40-man, and he’s not of much value, so we can’t make the position player move we need to make until we figure out the 40-man implications of Nady, so we may as well bring up a pitcher rather than leaving a 25-man spot open needlessly.

        Once we figure out the Nady situation, we’ll make a move of some sort and drop back down to a 12-man staff in short order.

        • steve (different one)


    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Well, their two main options in terms of position players to call up were John Rodriguez and Juan Miranda. The former is an outfielder who, in all honesty, would provide little-to-no value on this current roster. Are you really going to give him the fourth OF spot over Melky Cabrera? Are you really going to give him plate appearances in favor of a slumping Hideki Matsui? Logically, both those questions have the same answer: no. If so, then what would be the benefit of calling him up?

      As for our butcher of a first basemen, Juan Miranda, how would he find plate appearances? Melky Cabrera would slot into right field whenever Nick Swisher would have to spell Mark Teixeira at first base, and I’m not sure how wise it is to use Miranda, a rookie, as a pinch hitter for Cody Ransom or Brett Gardner.

      With Cabrera and Ramiro Pena respectively filling the backup fourth outfielder and backup infielder roles, there’s not much use for another position player right now.

      • steve (different one)

        agreed on Miranda, not so much on Rodriguez.

        i’d rather see him get any AB’s that Melky would get against RHP.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I agree with this, but I think Rodriguez could actually provide some value. He has hit well in his brief Major League stints, and it is over 380+ PAs. But, he hasn’t played in the majors since ’06, so you could be right.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I disagree.

        The fact that Girardi agressively rests Damon in LF means that even with Melky as the 4th OF, we probably do need a 5th OF for at least one or two games a week. It’s not much, but it’s still one or two games.

        And yes, J-Rod probably sucks. But, in short stints in the majors and longer stints at AAA over the past three seasons, he’s basically always had a wOBA of at least .350… he may end up being a semi-servicable bat for an extremely short window until he gets exposed, kind of like what Ransom was last year (or Shelley when he first came up, or Shane Spencer, or etc. etc.).

        J-Rod might not be all that bad of an option.

  • Rick A

    Hey, I recall seeing pictures of $1-$1.50 cheap canned beer in the stadium (High Life, Schaefer, PBR) from the images a few weeks ago. Can anyone confirm that they are really selling this cheap beer at the stadium? Sure it all sucks, but I’d rather drop $10 and get sick off High Life, than pay $50 for a few Bud Light drafts.

    • bob

      PBR, Schafer and Ballentine were $9+ for a 24oz can I believe. I didn’t buy just saw the concession. No $1 beers. Ive heard $6 BL’s and that’s the cheapest. Not sure where those stands will be located

  • KW

    Who’s everyone’s fav announcer? I gotta say since Kitty left (and YES didnt rehire him) mine’s Kenny.

    • KW

      Argh, wrong thread. The festivities are starting and Kenny’s broadcasting. My bad.

  • Alex

    Can you still bring food to the game? I used to stop by A&S before catching the train and get a chicken parm sandwich 50 times better than anything they sold at the old stadium. Can I still do that this year?

    And Moe’s sucks. I go to the University of Texas right now and we used to have one open close to campus but it closed because chiptole took all its business. The should have put a chipotle in the stadium instead but one of their burritos could feed two not-so-hungry people and the Yankees wouldn’t be making as much money.

    And deep fried pickles are a Texas thing and they should be a whole pickle, not a slice…

  • Tripp

    Move to the south. Deep fried pickles are everywhere.

  • mike jones

    No Dip’n Dots at the stadium–ridiculous

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Those are not good. That’s not too ridiculous.

  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    Garlic fries were really good and crispy today. It was the best thing I had. I wanted the Lobel steak sandwich but the line was SUPER-LONG and for $15 the sandwich needs to be bigger than a slider bun. That’s not even appetizer size.

    My wife liked her Cheese steak, but she wanted a chicken one and provolone cheese – both which were supposed to be available according to the signage but were not.

    A very disappointing experience. I miss the old girl across the street.