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Jul 22, 2013 07:18 PM

Lunch at Fenway

What's the best play for lunch at Fenway Park during a day game? (Near the park is not an option -- has to be AT Fenway.)

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  1. We usually stop at La Verdad for tacos to bring into the park. Convenient for us since it is on the way to the entrance closest to our seats. But inside the park we usually get the Fenway Frank (a good deal @ 2 for 1).

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    1. re: viperlush

      Dogs were only two for one in April.

      1. re: Fly

        That sucks, didn't realize that it wasn't for the whole season. I could have sworn that I went to a game in May. Do you know if they are still going the free soda with the Chicken Fingers and fries when you pay with Mastercard?

        1. re: Fly

          And even then, only at certain stands

      2. A sausage from the Sausage Connection on Lansdowne with Inner Beauty hot sauce. Or 2 Fenway Franks from a vendor at your seat.

        1. The food inside the park is dismal and expensive.

          You can bring in any kind of food you want. I've brought in basically anything you can imagine. Chinese, Indian, burritos, sandwiches....

          I was at the game tonight and brought in a whole pizza.

          If you have to bring in something right from the park,
          check out DrPepper's sausage cart right outside on Landsdowne st, if you like spicy hot ask them to add some inner beauty sauce.

          I've been to literally maybe 1000 games over the past 20 years and there is no food inside the park that I would recommend.

          Although I read yesterday that there is now a Tasty Burger stand inside the park. That *might* hold promise.

          Michelle the blonde beer server behind section 12 (by the ambulance) is the bomb. I highly recommend her!

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            All right, you've convinced me that bringing something in is the way to go. Thanks for responding.

            1. re: johndory

              It really is easy and a lot cheaper to bring I'm your own food. I'm all for the classics (hotdog, pretzel and peanuts) at ball games, but they arent the tastiest of options.

              1. re: C. Hamster

                If one has access to the Rooters Club (presumably not the OP) the food is a cut above the normal park food although the prices are raised accordingly such that it is still a massive ripoff in absolute terms.

              2. The two for one is long over.

                Fenway franks are dumped from their plastic pack into hot water and served ....

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                1. re: C. Hamster

                  You say that like it's a bad thing.

                  1. re: Fly

                    Not at all. Sorry if I came off negatively. It's just with the lack of info, I was curious if the burgers are freshly cooked or pre-fab. I think it would be a good addition if the burgers are fresh.

                    1. re: bear

                      Oops! Sorry, I responded to the wrong post!

                2. Anyway know more about the Tasty Burger stand on Yawkey Way right outside of Fenway? I'm assuming it's pre-cooked burgers.

                  Eater reported on it yesterday and mentioned that Tasty Burger posted about it on their facebook page, but there are no details.

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                  1. re: bear

                    I walked down Yawkey Way last night and didn't see it but very well could have been there with bells on.

                    1. re: C. Hamster

                      I did the same thing. Didn't see it either.

                      My usual meal is peanuts from the guys outside Gate A and either a Papa Gino's pizza or a sausage.

                      1. re: mkfisher

                        I was out there on Sunday night, back and forth and didn't see it. Doesn't mean it wasn't there!

                        Also, the BBQ cart in RF before you get to the bleachers isn't bad

                        1. re: L2k

                          So the Tasty Burger in Fenway Park has moved from Yawkey Way, where it was SO convenient, to up above the third base seats, behind sections 32-33. They have hamburgers, cheeseburgers and jalapeno burgers, and a selection of beers from the restaurant.

                          Not as easy to get to as it's old location, but it makes that whole area smell delicious!

                          $8 for a burger yesterday.

                          1. re: L2k

                            They're not cooking to order, per se, but they seem to be moving at such a fast volume that the burgers are pretty fresh. I couldn't pass up an order of cheesy tater tots which were outstanding. Definitely an improvement on most of the other Fenway options.

                            1. re: morecheesejer

                              I was there tonight and brought in Popeyes. But I did look for the Tasty burger and couldn't find it but now I know.

                              What temp (doneness) are the burgers at point of consumption?

                              1. re: C. Hamster

                                I got there in the 7th inning, probably got the last one left and it was very cooked, but still Tasty.