Sunday, September 11, 2016

VBT Citi Field: The Big Apple

New York; the city that never sleeps. Also known as the Big Apple. Know why? Yeah, me neither. But it does play nicely at Citi Field where they raise a big apple just beyond the outfield wall after a Mets homer. It is a mets' icon that migrated from old Shea Stadium to their newer digs. It's cool and cheesy at the same time; kinda like New York City in general.

Mr Met: Don't piss him off

FYI, the Mets have much better food than Yankee Stadium, which is why I put a lot of thought into designing a hot dog for the team. Plus they have Mr. Met, that dude with the huge baseball for a head; I couldn't let him down. Which is why I have come up with a dog called...are you ready?....The Big Apple. Unique no?

Start with a regular grilled hot dog bun. This time, instead of going with a meat dog, use a Field Roast brand of apple smoked veggie sausage. Since we are closing in on the end of the Virtual Baseball Tour, I thought I'd give you and your cholesterol a break from the meat. Add sliced apples, a row of apple sauce and drizzle on caramel sauce (you know, like caramel apples). The sweetness of the apples and the fake meat taste pretty well together. Trust me on this.

Beer pairing: what better with a sweet dog than a cream ale? Genesee Cream Ale is brewed in Rochester and widely available in most regions. 

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