Marlins Park might be an epic failure as far as the taxpayers, the city and the team are concerned. But they got a few things right. Namely, the stadium food selection. It's a few steps up from the standard peanuts-popcorn-nachos fans are used to. One notable spot is Metro Grill, an on-site eatery serving up hearty grilled chicken pretzel clubs, juicy lime n' lobster rolls and succulent burgers. It ain't cheap, but somebody's gotta pad Loria's pocket, right? At least you'll get a good meal in the meantime.
The chunks of fresh, succulent Maine lobster are as meaty as Giancarlo Stanton's biceps. Scallions are sprinkled on top gingerly, the way Emilio Bonifacio takes his lead at first base. A squeeze of lime sparks things in the manner of José Reyes. Add a Carlos Zambrano-like punch -- um, pinch --of seasoning, and nestle it all in a split-toasted bun baked at a local Cusano's Bakery. The $17 price does seem high for ballpark chow, but when peanuts and Cracker Jack add up to $9,... More »
As I noted a few weeks ago in a review of the Marlins Steakhouse and Sports Bar, I'm comfortable with spectator sports and some sports bars. But hardly all sports bars. Sometimes skillfully prepared food can be as rare as a grand-slam home... More »
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