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010Citi Field’s 2016 season

If a return trip to the World Series isn’t in the cards for the Mets, at least fans will have plenty to nosh on at Citi Field this year.

The New York Mets recently invited a hungry throng of media to sample some of the new entertainment and culinary options for the 2016 baseball season—a difficult task to be sure, but one that many intrepid reporters braved for the greater good. First, team representatives unveiled the new Coca Cola Corner, replacing the shuttered Pepsi Porch in right field. It features a new, full-color LED sign complete with video capabilities.

mascotsThe Mets also trotted out the Citi Perk Patrol, a group of bright-eyed youngsters who, along with Mr. and Mrs. Met, will provide high-energy antics and T-shirt cannon fodder. Plenty of promotions were also announced, including free shirt Fridays, Saturday postgame concerts, fireworks shows, family Sundays, a 1986 Championship weekend celebration May 27-29 and a Mike Piazza jersey retirement weekend celebration July 29-31.

But onto the important information, the Amazin’ food offered at Citi Field. Highlights this year include Fuku from chef David Chang, who offers spicy fried chicken sandwiches; cookies from Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar; pizza from Papa Russo; Pat LaFrieda steaks; Shake Shack; Blue Smoke; Dan & John’s Wings; Two Boots pizza; and much, much more.

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Steve Mosco
Steve Mosco, the former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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