No Free Custard For Wally Matthews – Actual, Edible Food Coming To Mets’ New Digs

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Though we could all feast on highlights of Moises Alou’s first HR as a Met at Shea Stadium, Joel Hunt and Maura Johnston have both forwarded the following item from New York Magazine’s “Grub Street” :

The greatest hamburger mystery of our time has been solved: We have it from a high-level source near the situation that the location of the long-awaited sequel to Shake Shack is Citi Field, better known as the new Shea Stadium. (Citi Field is currently under construction; it will be finished in April 2009, in time for opening day.) And that most definitely is not all: The Union Square Hospitality Group also plans a Danny Meyer sit-down restaurant there. (We™re waiting to hear back from Meyer on both of these reports.) As for the new Shake Shack, well, if you thought ball games resulted in long lines to the bathroom ¦

I don’t get it. I thought cocaine resulted in long lines to the bathroom?

Maura claims that during last night’s Mets SNY telecast, “Ron Darling made a NY Dolls joke shortly after the organist at Shea played the riff from ‘Blister In The Sun.’ Happy Seniors Day?”

Perhaps, but I’d like to think this was a nod in the direction of noted Dolls fan Gary Cohen, who unlike Darling, has already proven himself halfway conversant with more contemporary musics.

One response to “No Free Custard For Wally Matthews – Actual, Edible Food Coming To Mets’ New Digs”

  1. David Roth says:

    Cohen’s also a professed fan of The Family Guy, which is more than I can say for myself, but at least it’s more current than Mex’s fixation on one particular Cream album.

    Also, I was struck by the sole comment on the CSTB post to which you linked, in which the commenter Dave G describes hearing former Mets announcer and US Open head-dude Ted Robinson “extol the virtues of Yo La Tengo to Fran Healy.” I am sure that, if and when I wind up in hell, I’ll have a busy schedule down there. But I imagine that, if hell is indeed personalized to the sinner, I’ll spend a good portion of eternity trying to explain YLT to Healy myself.

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