Yankee Stadium Legends Suite Club
44 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451
How does the old saying go? “If at first you don’t succeed, fry, fry again. ” After 2 failed attempts at finding a good burger at Yankee Stadium (May 7, 2009/Sept. 12, 2009), I had written off the ball park as a burger destination. That aside, it’s a great park, with lots of delicious food options and one kick ass of a team and I would happily go to game! So when my business partner Mark, asked not only if I wanted to join him and our friend’s Rob and John G at a game but to also sit in the Legends Seats, you bet your freakin’ ass I jumped at the chance!
What are Legend Seats you ask? Cushioned seats, located in the 25 sections closet to home plate. They come with access to 2 private lounge, in-seat wait service and as much food as you can stuff into your slop gullet in the 2 floor Legends Suite. This also includes free soda, water, juice and a couple of grab and go food items like candy, popcorn and peanuts. Bottom line, it’s some high-priced, fancy-pants, big-pimpin’ style fun. .
I made my way around the buffet, scoping out all the food available, plotting and planning the order and quantity of which I planned to stuff myself with. Each night in the Legends Suite they switch around what is served in the Legends Suite and it just so happens that on this night in particular, they were hand-making gourmet sliders! I think someone told them I was coming. With an array of spices and sauces, things were looking good for Yankee Stadium. Then I found out that the big bowl on the end was filled with “bacon sauce” and my mouth started to water. With 2 sliders covered in “bacon sauce” and assortment of cheeses and a mixed greens salad with blueberry dressing, I made my way back to our table.
damn. Damn Damn. DAMN THESE ARE GOOD! Patience is truly a virtue and I finally found a tasty burger at Yankee Stadium!! The meat was juicy and flavorful but not greasy or too salty. The bun had a slightly sweet undertone and all of mixed well with the savory “bacon sauce,” which I think was a mixture of bacon, onions, tomatoes and spices. They needed nothing else to augment the taste. These suckers were darn tootin! I wanted to eat a dozen more as I knew I wasn’t going to get the opportunity to be in the Legends Suite any time again soon. My curiosity got the best of my burger cravings and I moved onto roasted potatoes, a chocolate chip cookie and some amazing sliced sirloin in cracked pepper and bacon. As I furiously crammed my face with food, Mark, looked at me and at 7:02 pm (3 mins before game time) said “Rev, don’t get too full here. There is a lot more to eat.” I love the way he thinks, but I finished the steak first 😉
Classic Roast Peanuts – 7 out of 10
Carl’s Cheesesteak – 7 out of 10 (would normally get an 8 out of 10 but you can’t custom order from the Legends Seats. It came with provolone and I am fan of extra Whiz.)
Veggie Burger – Ask Rob, he ate it!
Stadium Nachos – 6 out of 10 (so buttery!)
Buffalo Chicken Fingers and French Fries – 8 out of 10
Popcorn – 6 out of 10
There is no way you could sit in these seats and not be excited! Any closer and we would actually be in the dug out! As an added bonus, my favorite player from a baseball joke was right in front of us. as the Royals First Base Coach.
Q: What do the old Tigers and old ladies have in common?
A: Rusty Kuntz!