I do not like to say negative things about french fries, but I cannot mis-report. The fries at Citi Field's Box Frites are mediocre, having much in common with most of the big plastic bags of frozen fries you cook at home. I'm surprised by this news and I waited until I'd tried them two different times to report. I expected, at least, potato-flavored fries. Damn you genetic engineering for being more concerned with look than taste.
The vendor told me that the bacon dipping sauce was the most popular, but I'm not into swine flu (kidding) so went with the olive+pepperocini, which is one of the mayos.
me: Will one sauce be enough for a large box?
me: What's a good one?
That mistake cost me another dollar. First, unless you're scooping up sauce with a spoon you do not need two. Second, the chipotle flavor is too harsh for these bland fries. Mayo-based overwhelms less (that sentence rules).
And another thing happened at the Box Frites stand. Though I know well that "blanche" means "white" and that this concession is "Belgian-style" when the vendor told me that Blanche de Queens(the beer) tastes "like Brooklyn Lager" I fell for it. That was dumb. Blanche de Queens tastes like flowers and stems marinated in cream. That mistake cost $7.50. My brothers talked me out of returning the beer and admonished me for trusting the vendor. But she was so nice. But nice ≠ knowledgeable.
I have to say it. Nathan's fries are better than Box Fries and better than the Blanche de Shake Shake fries (did you ever notice how white those are?). Sure, maybe you'll get a soggy Nathan's batch, but at least they'll taste like potatoes.