It was a do or die situation for the Yankees and last night’s 10-1 win over the Tigers tied up the series bringing the Bronx Bombers back home for game 5. AJ Burnett played a particularly awesome game and it was much needed after struggling for most of the season. But the Yanks still have a long way to go before they reach the World Series, a feat which of course, us Yankee fans have come to expect from our boys in pin stripes.
And speaking of coming a long way, the food sold at Major League Baseball games has come a long way over the years. A hot dog with mustard or ketchup, a typical ball game snack, is rarely seen in the hands of fans anymore. Now that we know for sure the Yanks will be back in the BX, let’s see what other types of food vendors are getting in on the action at the stadium. And we don’t blame them either, Yankee Stadium can seat up to 52,325 people per game! That’s a lot of mouths to feed!
Yankee fans are able to grab a bite to enjoy tomorrow’s game at two sit down restaurants and about twenty different concession stands. While you are still able to grab a traditional hot dog at most of these stands, choices range from noodle bowls and sushi located in Section 127 to fresh fruit and vegetables from Melissa’s Farmer’s Market located by Gate 4. And while a traditional cold beer is always an option, the Food Court Bar also offers daiquiris, piña coladas, mojitos, wine and cocktails.
If you’re looking to enjoy a more relaxed sit down meal before the Yankees dominate (because as we know they’re going to the World Series) you have two options, The Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium and NYY Steak. Besides their award winning menu, the Hard Rock features 12 TV screens that broadcast the game in case you decide to chow down sometime between innings. The restaurant also features memorabilia from the Hard Rock Collection with an emphasis on New York entertainers and the Yankees. NYY Steak is more upscale and serves the finest dry aged USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood including fresh Alaskan King Crab. Inside the restaurant you can also find a custom made ‘signature wall’ featuring 86 signatures of legendary Yankee players. While you need to be a tickholder on game days to dine at the restaurant, NYY Steak is also open past the game’s 9 innings and on non-game days. Both restaurants are located at Gate 6 in Yankee Stadium.
So next time you come down to the ballpark keep in mind the great selection of grub available and bring your appetite because believe me there will be more than enough options to satisfy your taste buds! And even if you can’t make it down to the stadium this season, The Hard Rock and NYY Steak are open year round for us who are fans of the game and fans of good food.
- Cano’s slam finishes Tigers in Game 1 rout (mlb.mlb.com)
- 2011 MLB Playoffs: 4 Reasons the Tigers-Yankees Series Won’t Return to the Bronx (bleacherreport.com)
- Yankees- The Original Fall Guys (milepostsproductions.wordpress.com)