(Tales of the blogger. Sometimes I write ahead. I try to find something generic that I can use as content on a quiet day. Earlier in the week I decided to revisit the food at C-Field and pre-wrote the first draft of the article below. Then the Mets had to go out and put out a press release on a day when I was busy with my real job. So now I look like I’m late. Dang Mets, you got me this time.)
None of this is new, but as my mind turns to the new season (and I read an article about C-Field on the train) I thought some of the food offerings are interesting.
Gothamist had the following last June (again I’m not saying it’s new info):
Sterling Market: this casual cafe will serve classic, artisanal comfort foods
Sterling Beer & Wine Bar: located inside Sterling Market, this venue will offer specialty brews and an extensive selection of wines from around the world, available by the glass or bottle
Sterling Dining Room: reservations required, with limited seating for walk-in guests, will present a small-plates menu ideally suited to game day dining
Sterling Bar & Lounge: offering guests a view of the large outdoor patio and ball field, the bar and lounge will serve specialty cocktails and small bites
Sterling In-Seat Service: waiter service will feature “Best of Ballpark” food from the outfield concourse
Maybe it’s just my general love/hate relationship with the ‘chise but “Sterling Market” just annoys me. There’s also going to be the Shake Shack, the Taco Place and the fries place.
The Times talked about those:
The taqueria â€” which he will be opening along with a Blue Smoke barbecue restaurant and a Shake Shack stand â€” will have Floyd Cardoz of Tabla as its consulting chef. It will be called El Verano. The Belgian fry stand will be called Box Frites, not Pop Fries, as was previously announced. And Mr. Meyerâ€™s Union Square Hospitality Groupâ€™s will be providing the food and drinks at the Delta Sky360 Club, the premium seating area, including a dining room, beer and wine bar, and cafe.
And the Daily News said:
Blue Smoke is expected to serve up a scaled-down version of Danny Meyer’sGramercy Park restaurant, including Kansas City spareribs and Memphis baby back ribs.
Shake Shack, another Meyer venture, is set to grill up the famed ShackBurgers and vegetarian ‘ShroomBurgers that fans line up for at its Madison Square Parkpost.
Acela is a reservations-required restaurant that Nieporent – also owner of Tribeca Grill – has slotted for a space overlooking the diamond. Named after the high-speed Amtrak train, the fine-dining spot has yet to unveil its menu.
Verano TaquerÃa will feature authentic tacos created by chef Floyd Cardoz of Tabla fame.
Box Frites will serve freshly-cut, Belgian-style fries with a wide selection of dipping sauces.
The Delta Sky360 Club will be another premium-seating dining destination on the Field Level directly behind home plate, offering waiter service and “Best of Ballpark” food.
Wheelhouse Market is expected to be a casual cafe serving speciality brews and “classic, artisanal comfort foods,” which usually means hand-crafted cheeses and cured meats.
Zachys will be run by Westchester wine merchants Andrew McMurray and Jeff and Don Zacharia, offering fine wines from around the world.
Um, do airlines and Amtrak scream “good food” to anyone? Why not go all in and have the Mt. Sinai Grill?