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Citi Field food lineup for 2017 is out, and LI kids tasted it

From left, Bruno Cappiello, Max Mahler, and Breanna

From left, Bruno Cappiello, Max Mahler, and Breanna McBride, at Citi Field with Mr. and Mrs. Met. Photo Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

The Mets’ 2017 season is about to start, and not only are the players ready for a winning season, but so is Citi Field. We were part of the sneak preview at Citi Field, called New for 2017, where we saw the new food items and field upgrades. Aside from touring the field and getting to meet Mr. and Mrs. Met, we tasted all the food offerings available to Mets fans. As they mentioned to us during the press meeting, hospitality is the focus at Citi Field. The playing field looked beautiful. The outfield grass was green, but the infield was covered. We walked around to the outfield eating area where there were also jumping castles and other play areas to keep little kids entertained. Finally, it was time to eat and we went inside the dining area. We all agree that our favorite food of the day was from Dō, amazing cookie dough served in cups with your choice of toppings. Dō is new to Citi Field and we believe it will become a fan favorite, fast!

Each of us had a few favorite spots. Max liked Nicoletta the best. He said it provides outstanding Italian cuisine, including chicken Parmesan which he enjoyed. The ingredients tasted very fresh and it is a place you don’t want to miss if you are going to Citi Field.

Max also liked Big Mozz. He wrote: It provides hand-breaded giant mozzarella sticks made with fresh garlic, parsley, and Pecorino Romano, and they were delicious! They come with a side of basil pesto and marinara sauce. A great snack for the game!

Breanna liked Dan and John’s Wings. She said were amazing. They come in barbecue and medium spice. I loved the wings because they are so good and delicious and have just the right amount of sauce.

Her second favorite was The Dessert Cart, where you can get all different types of desserts like cannolis, sundaes, cookies, and chocolate-dipped pretzels with sprinkles. Her favorite dessert was the cannolis. So make sure the next time you go to Citi Field you look for the dessert cart.

Bruno’s first favorite was Daruma of Tokyo’s sushi. They have assorted sushi, sashimi and nigiri.

He also was a big fan of El Verano Taqueria. They had carnitas, which you can squeeze lime on to plus you also get chips with salsa and it was so good.

We also liked Papa Rosso, which serves brick-oven pizza. Papa Rosso has many different types of pizza like pepperoni, margherita, and mushroom pizza. The pizza is perfect and the ingredients are fresh. We also liked Mister Softee shakes and Fuku and their spicy chicken sandwich. A highlight for us was meeting David Chang, owner of Fuku at Citi Field. We think his sandwich will be part of your baseball menu for sure.

We asked David whether sales increase when the Mets are winning. His answer: “Of course! Mets winning not only increases sales it also increases life happiness.”

David’s food is so tasty, we wanted to know: When he started out in the food business, did he ever think he would make it to the major leagues? David said, “Absolutely not. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would end up in any kind of environment like this. I have to remind myself that life is amazing and getting to be a part of this and then also getting to meet kids like you is pretty cool.”

So, if you’re traveling to Citi Field ... bring your appetite.

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