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Favorite Shea Stadium Food

Jul 12 2005 05:56 PM

In the spirit of allowing our offspring to participate in the 'Pool my 8 year-old wanted to ask a question of all of you:

What is your favorite food to get at Shea Stadium?


cup o' soup

Jul 12 2005 06:21 PM

Mine is french fries from Nathans.

But I gotta admit, I don't get there much :)

Rockin' Doc
Jul 12 2005 08:13 PM


Is beer a food? Hell, close enough for me. Likely won't do your eight year old much good though.

Jul 12 2005 08:19 PM

For me it's the stuff that Kase makes at his tailgate parties. Sausages with onions and peppers - yum!

Rockin' Doc
Jul 12 2005 08:50 PM

I'll agree that KC'a grill seems like the best choice before the game.

SI Metman
Jul 12 2005 11:14 PM

I like the Italian Sausage inside Shea. The Nathans fries are good now that they are on board.

Jul 13 2005 06:36 AM

Nothing tastes batter at Shea than a big bag of peanuts. Peanuts at any ballpark taste better than peanuts you eat anywhere else.
I don't know why, but they do.
Maybe it has to do with the fact thatyou can drop the shells on the floor and not feel guilty about it.


Jul 13 2005 07:14 AM

This is as good a thread as any to rant about something that will likely never change, but is very relevant.

On behalf of all of us -- and there are a lot of us -- with peanut allergies... please keep your peanuts and your peanut shells to yourself. The peanut allergy is very severe; even dust in the air can send us into anaphylactic shock. I don't care if you enjoy your peanuts at the ballgame; just please please please don't throw your shells all over the place.

If the smell is overbearing, and there are other seats available, I'll move; you're not obligated to be responsible for my health. All I -- we -- ask is that you be cognizant of your surroundings, and be aware of this very serious medical condition.


Jul 13 2005 07:17 AM

And you named your dog Peanut?

That's funny, because I am allergic to dogs

Jul 13 2005 07:22 AM

Thanks, Wolf.
I've heard a lot about folks with peanut allergy and how serious it can be.
But it wasn't until I read your post that I realized that the shells themselves might be harmful to others.
I should have realized that because I'm allergic to cooked green peppers. If I'm in a place that has fajitas on the menu, if a waiter walks past my table carring that dish, the smoke blowing in my direction causes my eyes to tear and I get itchy. So I can imagine the effects of "second hand" peanuts on you.
I promise I'll be more careful (maybe even bring a plastic bag for the shells) in the future.

Who said the CPF wasn't educational?


Vic Sage
Jul 13 2005 10:04 AM

"Shea Stadium food" is an oxymoron.

Willets Point
Jul 13 2005 10:19 AM

I don't usually eat at Shea, and if I do it's usually a scramble for whatever doesn't have meat - pretzels, french fries, etc.

Jul 13 2005 11:07 AM

cup 'o soup, have your dad buy one of those cute bottles of beer with the little Mets shirt on. Make him drink the beer, though.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 13 2005 12:05 PM

The correct answer is soft chocolate ice cream with sprinkles served in a Mets helmet.

Jul 13 2005 12:33 PM

WP, you can put your mind at ease. From the taste of them, I'm pretty sure that the burgers served at Shea don't contain any meat. At least no commonly used meat.


Jul 13 2005 12:38 PM

I always go for the chicken tenders that are served behind home plate. They're pretty good, and pretty filling. They also give you a bunch of french fries, too. It's more expensive than a hot dog, but I'm usually not hungry for the rest of the game, so it's all good.

Jul 13 2005 01:29 PM

Chicken fingers are the great ballpark food value secret -- they usually come with a heap of fries for around the price of two hot dogs. BIg thumbs up for the chicken fingers at Ducks games.

Jul 13 2005 02:27 PM

Lundy wrote:
I always go for the chicken tenders that are served behind home plate.

Doesn't that present a problem for catchers chasing popups?


Jul 13 2005 02:40 PM

MFS62 wrote:
="Lundy"]I always go for the chicken tenders that are served behind home plate.

Doesn't that present a problem for catchers chasing popups?


Yes, in fact, it was the tangy dipping sauce that was the true cause of Mackey Sasser's throwing problems.

Jul 14 2005 02:57 PM

I don't really have a favorite one - I like it all!

Jul 25 2005 10:48 AM

I had a hot dog at Shea, for the first time in ages. They now serve Nathan's hot dogs in the stands, and I had one - it was really good!

Jul 25 2005 01:03 PM

God bless Mini-Knight...I wish I could go back to the time when just being at the ballpark was so great they could serve anything and it tasted good.

In any case, I just had the italian sausage, Nathan's fries and a large bag of peanuts and I had no complaints about any of them.

Jul 25 2005 01:45 PM

Yesterday MK had the Nathan's chicken fingers and fries, and he was very happy with them. It cost $7, but it kept him full for the rest of the game (although he did find room for a commemorative capful of Carvel soft serve in the late innings).

Jun 08 2006 10:48 AM

This is fairly old news, and I don't remember what parks serve them (not Shea obviously) but there is a bacon-cheesburger out there being served on two Krispy Kreme donuts instead of a bun.

And I really want to try one.