Johan Santana is hurt. Shaun Marcum is hurt. Jeremy Hefner, Santana’s replacement at the expense of carrying a long man, is… hurt. Jenrry Mejia is hurt.
But when you are at Citi Field, the home team is trailing 6-1 in the fifth, and you are seeking existential relief from the hole deep within you, there’s always this.
I would be lying if I didn’t say I was excited to try every item mentioned in this press release. Take it away, press release!
METS AND PAT LaFRIEDA EXPAND PARTNERSHIP AT CITI FIELD FOR 2013
Pat LaFrieda’s Chop House to Open Inside Delta Sky360° Club
Second Pat LaFrieda’s Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich Stand
Added to Promenade Level
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 27, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced an expansion of their partnership with Pat LaFrieda of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors for the 2013 season at Citi Field.
A LaFrieda Meats branded Chop House will open inside the Delta Sky360° Club on the Sterling Level. Named Pat LaFrieda’s Chop House the new dining location will offer both a sit-down and bar menu creating a one of a kind experience where fans can relax and enjoy a meal while at the ballpark for a Mets game.
The Chop House will offer an exclusive LaFrieda custom burger blend the “Citi Field Amazin’ Burger,” which consists of a hand-pressed 10oz black angus blend of boneless short rib and beef belly topped with crispy onion rings, red wine gastrique compressed tomato, garlic-dill pickles and American cheese served on a brioche bun.
The menu will feature a blend of light fare and sandwiches showcasing two LaFrieda family recipes – the Pat LaFrieda’s Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich as well as Pat’s grandfather’s custom blend sweet Italian sausage & peppers. Rounding out the menu is a selection of entrees including succulent Colorado frenched lamb chops, and a flavorful 16oz dry-aged bone in NY Strip steak, sides and freshly baked desserts. A shortened version of the Chop House menu will be available at the bar adjacent to the restaurant.
In addition to the existing Pat LaFrieda’s Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich stand that debuted last year, LaFrieda will now offer a second location on the Promenade Level behind home plate. This stand will also feature Korean Style Steamed Buns, two boneless black angus short rib buns, one boneless chicken bun all marinated in a mouthwatering blend of ginger, soy, scallions and sesame oil.
LaFrieda, known as the “Magician of Meat,” owns and operates New York City’s most prestigious and valued meat packing facility, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which supplies the finest restaurants in NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Ohio, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and more. The third generation meat supplier – whose family starred in the reality show “Meat Men” on the Food Network – is famous for its aged steak program and over 50 custom hamburger blends. LaFrieda is the mastermind behind such burgers as the famous “Black Label Burger” and aged steaks at Minetta Tavern (the reigning haute burger in NYC), as well as signature custom blends at hot spots such as Shake Shack, Spotted Pig, Union Square Café, and Blue Smoke.