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Citi Field Suggestions Please....

So I'm headed to the stadium tonight and I'm not sure where to start my eating tour. I know Danny Myer has a Shake Shack but I wasn't wowed by the burger I had at their Madison Square Park location (I know, I know I have to try it again). Plus I'd like to try some new items anyway, we eat everything so let 'er rip.

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Citi Field
Roosevelt Ave and 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

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Roosevelt Ave 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

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  1. The lines at the Citi Field Shake Shack are absurd. If you don't get to the game early and go directly, you're pretty much guaranteed to miss a couple of innings there.

    I find myself getting the pulled pork sandwich at Blue Smoke most frequently. Also really like the corn on the cob from El Verano Taqueria.

    You can also check out:
    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/0...
    http://nycfoodguy.com/2009/04/01/citi...

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    Citi Field
    Roosevelt Ave and 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

    Shake Shack
    Roosevelt Ave 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

    1. I enjoy the ribs at the Blue Smoke quite a bit and the line is always much quicker than shake shack

      1. to do Shake Shack, you need to get to the stadium 90 min or so before the game, so you dont brave any line that would make you miss the game.

        I enjoyed the lobster roll that they sell at the seafood stand in right field (Catch of the Day). Also, the fries at the Danny Meyer run Box Frites are excellent.

        El Verano Taqueria was good. I wasnt blown away, but it is good. Have not had the corn though, will have to try based on the above suggestion.

        Enjoy!

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        Shake Shack
        Roosevelt Ave 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

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        1. re: metfan630

          Well there's no way we're getting there 90 minutes early so...I think I may be able to fit two meals in- lobster roll and pulled pork if I time it right...Thanks for the suggestions!

        2. I don't agree with the suggestion for the Blue Smoke pulled pork sandwich. To me, it was tasteless and was more like shredded pork with a weak sauce, not actual barbequed pork butt. I've also sampled Shake Shack and thought it was decent for the price, but definitely not worth waiting on a long line. You might be better off with something from the Mama's concession or bringing in you own food.

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          Shake Shack
          Roosevelt Ave 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

          1. coco, where are you sitting? if you're in the delta360 section, then you can have shack burgers, blue smoke and tacos delivered to your seats.

            if you have access to the acela club, i'd suggest going, so long as you can get to the game early. $35-$40 per person gets you all you can eat of some very very good food. it's run by drew nierport of tribeca grill, etc. way above your standard food selection.

            if you don't have access to either, don't bother waiting on the shake shack line, you'll miss an inning or two, at the least. either get the combo taco platter + corn at el verano, the bologna sandwich at blue smoke, or the fried fish sandwich at catch of the day. i wasn't a fan of the lobster roll, too small and not good. also not a fan of the shrimp po boy. you could also just do the tried and true mama's of corona sandwich. the turkey with gravy and mozz is phenomenal. haven't tried the korean fried chicken, but when i looked at them they looked greasy and cold.

            if all else fails, you can't go wrong with a premio sausage with onions and peppers.

            have fun and let's go mets.

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            1. re: jon

              Hey Jon-
              Thanks for the detailed post! The tix are through a business contact of my husband's so we actually don't know where we'll be sitting 'til we get there- And since we're all coming from work, in Manhattan not sure how early we'll be able to get there. But Mama's sounds promising as does the combo taco platter at blue smoke- Yeah!! Can't wait