Mets, Aramark Preview Concession Options For MLB All-Star Game
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The Mets and Aramark today held a tasting to preview concession offerings for the July 16 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field and unveil a new meatball hero that has been added to the menu for the event. The meatball hero hails from a three-century-old family recipe of Robert Flowers, Aramark's executive chef at Citi Field. The four-year-old ballpark has frequently been hailed as one of the top destinations in baseball for food enthusiasts, raising the spotlight and pressure for the Mets and Aramark during All-Star week. But execs for both entities said they were prepared for the heightened scrutiny.
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Citi Field's kitchens are fully equipped for the demands of All-Star week, as compared to last year at Kauffman Stadium in K.C. where Aramark also utilized the neighboring Arrowhead Stadium to help meet infrastructure demands. "Being in New York, we're already held to a different standard," said Mets Senior VP/Venue Services & Operations Mike Landeen. "We've had the opportunity to take the best of the best and put it into our menu for All-Star."