Flushing Meadows: Leading up to the April 13th grand opening (or April 2, if you're going to the exhibition games) of the new Mets stadium Citifield, we've heard a lot about what Union Square Hospitality Group has planned and a little on what Drew Nieporent has up his sleeve. But they won't be the only vendors at the ballpark. The stadium is planning a big media reveal on March 31st, and after seeing how hush hush the press people are being, we're expecting a few surprises. Something we're especially looking forward to: the rumored fish and chips project of Esca's Dave Pasternack. So is Gourmet's Ruth Reichl. A tweet:
"I'm thinking of that lovely heap of raw Maine shrimp I had last night at Esca. And about the food Dave's going to sell at Mets new stadium."A rep at Esca knew of the project but told us only Pasternack can discuss the details (and he's, unfortunately, out for weekend). More after the preview on March 31.
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