Where to Eat Near Citi Field Before a Mets Game

I strongly believe that baseball is the kind of sport that you don’t need to know much about in order to enjoy it. Long before the Atlanta Braves were the 2021 World Series champions, my Georgia-born friends and I would shell out $10 to watch them play the Mets at Citi Field in Queens. (Most of that time was spent just chatting and occasionally watching the action.)

Mets games are a relatively affordable form of New York City entertainment, but that affordability doesn’t always extend to the food sold at Citi Field. As much as I love to consume beer and chicken tenders in great quantities, some of the best and most enriching eating is just one stop away on the No. 7 train’s express line at the Junction Boulevard stop.

Underneath those well-worn subway tracks is a world of copious, no-reservation-needed eating that you’ll miss unless you disembark and

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Where to find the food trucks in southern Maine

Food trucks are great because they can go anywhere.

But that also means they could be anywhere, at any time. Which raises the question: What’s the best way to find one?

Well, if you know which one you want to find, you can look it up on social media and see the truck’s schedule. But if you’re not that savvy or decisive, you can just go where the food trucks congregate.

Yes, it’s food truck season in southern Maine, and there will definitely be some congregating going on. Ten mobile eateries will have spots at the Cutter Street parking lot near Portland’s Eastern Promenade, as part of a new effort to keep trucks from taking up spaces on the street in that neighborhood. Congdon’s After Dark food truck park in Wells will also have 10 trucks at a time, in a lot near Congdon’s Doughnuts, and a rotating cast of

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Little Myanmar Opens With Burmese Street Food

Little Myanmar’s savory Burmese pancake is griddled, filled, folded, and sliced for easy consumption.
Photo: Adam Friedlander

When your first restaurant is a cubbyhole in a Jackson Heights subway station, a six-table East Village storefront with outdoor seating feels like a major expansion. For the family behind Queens’s Yun Café & Asian Mart and the new Little Myanmar, the Manhattan outpost has given them not only ground-floor exposure but the chance to augment their menu with street food, a category they thought would befit a neighborhood that has been bereft of Burmese cuisine since Village Mingala closed in 2010. One particularly notable addition, the Burmese pancake, is listed under appetizers; in its homeland, the rice-flour crêpe goes by the name lan thaye mote, and according to chef-owner Thidar Kyaw, it is otherwise known as a gangster dosa or gangster snack because of the milieu in which it’s eaten (often

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BASD elementary school partners with nonprofit to lease space for food pantry | Lehigh Valley Regional News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – An elementary school in the Bethlehem Area School District is taking community service to another level.

During its Monday night meeting, the Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors approved a lease agreement with the Fountain Hill Community Grocery Partnership to build and operate a food pantry at Fountain Hill Elementary School.

Last summer, BASD was approached by the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on Wyandotte Street in Bethlehem to create a food pantry at the school at 1330 Church St.

As a result, the two entities formed a pact called the Fountain Hill Community Grocery Partnership, whose tasks are to pursue funding and make the idea become reality.

Monday night’s action enables the FHCGP to transform previously unused space at the elementary school to build a food pantry, which would be done at the partnership’s expense. The food pantry’s operation would be independent from the school.

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