Citi Field Food Stands Knock It Out of the Park

As the 2012 baseball season ebbs and the Mets circle the drain, the most compelling action at Citi Field might be at the food stands, suggested a recent Chowhound thread. Elite butcher Pat LaFrieda set up shop this month behind left-center field, firing up the fans with a sandwich of griddled Black Angus filet mignon with Monterey Jack and caramelized onion on a baguette (pictured). The meat is tender and flavorful, the bread crusty and just about perfect, says BillyBob, who faults only the overwhelmingly sweet onion and "Wall Street–like" $15 price tag.

Elsewhere at Citi Field, Little Astoria, the Greek stand in the World's Fare Market food court (on Field Level in the right-field corner), serves a surprisingly good gyro, BillyBob reports. And the Mama's of Corona stands, hound-endorsed ballpark outposts of nearby Leo's Latticini, still come through in the clutch with a great roasted pork sandwich with freshly made mozzarella.

Pat LaFrieda's Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich [Flushing]
Field Level near Section 139 at Citi Field, Roosevelt Avenue at 126th Street, Flushing, Queens
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Photo by Nick Solares / Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors