Chowin’ Down: Citi Field’s Filet Mignon Sandwich
Citi Field arguably has the best ballpark food options in New York City. There’s nothing on the level of Yankee Stadium garlic fries, but Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Box Frites, and now Pat LaFrieda’s Filet Mignon Sandwich’s give Citi Field the quantity over quality in my opinion. The filet mignon sandwich station is new to the ballpark this season and is a welcome addition to the close-by (delicious) burgers of Shake Shack in left field. The sandwich is $15.00 (compared to $10.75 for a Carl’s cheesesteak at Yankee Stadium), but you’re getting filet mignon! The sandwich looks and tastes delicious and is worth the one inning of waiting in line for it.
The complete list of goodness you’re getting on the sandwich.
I contacted friend, ESPN W writer, and fellow ballpark food connoisseur Amanda Rykoff to get her opinion on the sandwich. She had tried it at the Mets/Braves game the night before I had gone and she reports back with this.
Next time you’re at Citi Field make sure to take a trip over behind section 139 for the Pat LaFrieda’s filet mignon sandwich. Better yet, bring a friend and have them get milkshakes in the Shake Shack line while you wait for the sandwich. Then everybody wins. Stay tuned for a lots of Chowin’ Down as the 3U3D California Road Trip enjoys the delicacies of every MLB stadium in the Golden State.
-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)