Newly opened Citi Field features a granite, brick, and limestone façade plus a sunlit rotunda honoring Brooklyn slugger Jackie Robinson. A trio of top Manhattan restaurateurs is catering to the Amazin’ faithful. Danny Meyer hits a homer with outposts of Shake Shack and Blue Smoke, plus slow-cooked pork tacos with tomatillo-chipotle salsa at El Verano Taquería. Drew Nieporent (Nobu; Corton) has opened the upscale Acela Club (reservations required), and David Pasternack (Esca) operates Catch of the Day, where the lobster roll bats clean up. Brooklyn-brewed Shack-Meister Ale is sold exclusively at Shake Shack (for a booze-free option, try a creamy vanilla frozen custard shake).
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.