Photos by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
Mr. and Mrs. Met with some samples of Dō's edible cookie dough at Citi Field.

Less than two weeks before opening day, the New York Mets offered an exclusive sneak peek at the new food and promotional lineup at their home stadium in Corona on March 23.

The Mets 2017 culinary team features a slew of newly acquired power hitters.

Nicoletta, the popular Manhattan eatery by chef Michael White, will serve up tasty Italian-inspired bites, including mozzarella and pepperoni sticks, chicken Parmesan sandwiches and creamy gelato. They can be found within the “Taste of the City” area behind Center Field/Section 140.

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Fans can also visit Chef Josh Capon’s Bash Burger, which will feature its loaded namesake dish and salt and vinegar french fries.

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Dō, the wildly popular cookie dough cafe which opened up in Manhattan in January, will bring its safe-to-eat sweet scoops to Citi Field this year. Kristen Tomlan, founder and CEO, said that fans looking to satiate their sweet tooth during the game will find the cafe’s cake batter cookie dough donned in Mets orange and blue sprinkles.

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Generously-portioned, freshly made mozzarella sticks can be found at Big Mozz, which got its start at the Smorgasburg food festival in Brooklyn. The cheesy sticks are hand breaded and served up with an array of house-made sauces.

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Guests can also enjoy favorites from David Chang’s Fuku, Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar, Mama’s of Corona, Papa Rosso from Union Square Hospitality, Catch of the Day, Daruma of Tokyo sushi and more.

A new season also brings new promotions for fans at the ballpark, the Mets also announced.

In a collaboration with The 7 Line, an independently owned and fan-operated brand, the Citi Perk Patrol will rocket launch a brand-new T-shirt, featuring the slogan “Here it’s Home,” during games. The shirt was voted on by thousands of fans on social media and can’t be found anywhere else.

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The Mets also introduced the new Jim Beam Bourbon Bar. Located in the FanFest area under the scoreboard near the Home Run Apple, fans can sit and enjoy a Jim Bean cocktail while still being able to see the field.

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Free Shirt Fridays, Super Saturdays and Family Sundays are also on the promotional schedule for the season.

“It’s all about the fans, every year,” said David Newman, senior vice president of marketing and communications. “The win and losses you can’t control; you can control the experience.”

The Mets 2017 home opener will take place on Monday, April 3. The team will face the Atlanta Braves.

See more photos from the event below. For more food, ticketing or schedule information, visit the New York Mets website

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Photos by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS


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