Citi Field food review: Pat LaFrieda’s meatball sliders

The Mets increased New York City meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda’s visibility at Citi Field this season, and are now hawking LaFrieda’s meat at hamburger stands throughout the ballpark.

LaFrieda also added a meatball slider stand in center field, next to his original steak sandwich stand (actually two stands now). I tried it Sunday, and came away impressed.

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The sliders come in a boat of three for $12. That’s three miniature rolls with a meatball on each, topped with whipped ricotta.

The rolls kept a nice chewiness to them despite being thrown on the grill in what appeared to be a small pool of butter. One recommendation, however: if you’re going to try them out, do it before the game when you can relax at one of the high-top tables in center field. These little guys can be messy to eat by hand in the stands.

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They’re also not quite as filling as LaFrieda’s signature $15 steak sandwich, which remains one of Citi Field’s better concession offerings. Overall, however, this is a stand I will revisit frequently over the course of the summer.

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2 Comments

In my opinion, I think the quality of the food has drastically deteriorated for the last 3+ seasons.

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