I had the pleasure of being invited to the ballpark yesterday for a tasting of the Polar Burger from the new Alonso's Arctic Grill at Citi Field.
I unfortunately wasn't able to make it, but still took part in the zoom call with other invitees.
Similar to Keith Hernandez's Grill back in the day (the Mex Burger came with a Tootsie Roll Pop), Pete is now the proud father of his own ballpark burger.
Pete made a point to say how much he cares about sustainability, and carefully worked with the Citi Field Chef's on building his burger with all local ingredients.
The Alonso Arctic Grill will open this Friday night, May 7th, and is located behind section 102 in right field, just steps from the Shea Bridge.
Pat LaFrieda’s Black Truffle Blended Burger Patty, NY Maple Spiced Caramelized Onions, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Claw Sauce, Fresh Baked Brioche Bun
Arctic Onions on the side:
Polar Spiced Shaved Vidalia Onions, Claw Sauce
I gave up meat a few years ago, so asked if they'd be able to swap out the Pat LaFrieda burger for a veggie option. Senior Executive Chef Jason Eksterowicz said subbing for a Beyond Burger wouldn't be a problem.
I had heard Donnie Stevenson was also a vegetarian, but Pete was quick to shoot that down.
If you're looking for something new to nosh on at the ballpark, hit up the Alonso Arctic Grill during your next trip to Citi.
BACK AT IT! Kick off the 2023 home season with us at Citi Field on Thursday April 6th. The game is at 1:10pm so plan to be there bright and early. The Mets take on the Marlins, and as usual we'll be hanging out before in the Marina Lot.
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