Citi Field already has quite the lineup of tasty things to shove into your mouth while watching the Mets (we're looking at you, Pat LaFrieda's original filet mignon steak sandwich), but now some new choice eats are opening at the ballpark. This season, you can look forward to trying a new style of pizza from Danny Meyer at a stand called Papa Rosso, and Eater reports that David Chang’s popular fried chicken sandwich joint, Fuku, is opening a stand too.
First, let’s look at the pizza.
According to Food & Wine, Danny Meyer and chef John Karangis have created a hybrid pizza that fuses “the best parts of Neapolitan pizza and the best of New York pizza." Where do we sign? This Frankenpie will feature a mix of imported Italian and local ingredients, and get some quality time in a blazing hot oven, yielding a crispy and blistered crust instead of the usual pliable and soft Neapolitan crust. There will also be Italian ice on offer to keep you cool.
Papa Rosso joins Union Square Hospitality Group's other Citi Field offerings, including Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, El Verano Taqueria, and Box Frites. The counter will be located along with them on the Field Level.
Meanwhile, David Chang’s Fuku, which already has four New York locations—including a recently opened spot in Madison Square Garden—will be hawking his popular and spicy fried chicken sandwiches on Citi Field’s First Level Concourse, behind Section 102. You can order the spicy fried chicken sandwich, plus fries, Fuku fingers, and Milk Bar cookies (yay, Compost Cookies).
Both stands will be ready and slinging pies and sandwiches for the Mets' home opener on April 8.