In the bottom of the fifth inning, when everyone around you is eating $6 hot dogs and savoring their $3 soda, that’s when you whip out your heaping $6.00 portion of curried goat.
The smell alone will be enough to let fellow fans know that you planned your evening with the World Champions better than anyone.
Yankee Stadium is notoriously expensive, and the food — with its hints of cardboard and soggy heat lamp-condensation textures — is rarely worth the asking price. Fortunately, good eating abounds in the surrounding Concourse Village area, and can be brought into the Stadium in a plastic bag.
In fact, since the move to the new ballpark. It's actually gotten easier to grab a quick bite before the game. Vendors in the area say that police shepherd fans from the subway towards the stadium, which means that at the restaurants nearby, there are shorter lines and better deals.
From West Indian, to Subway sandwiches and pizza, the $9 most fans spend on a hot dog and soda can produce much better fare from just a block or two away.
Here's a map of the spots from this video. FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST OTHER NEAR-YANKEE STADIUM EATS BY LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW.
In Yankee News:
We're back in first place! With this weekend's sweep of the Houston Astros, the Yankees have pulled even with the Tampa Bay Rays for the best record in baseball. Both teams sit four games ahead of the Boston Red Sox.
Jorge Posada has hit grand slams in each of the last two games.
Robinson Cano leads the MLB with a .371 avg. and is third with a .418 obp.
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