Blue Smoke Pulled Pork (Shea Stadium Edition)

The pulled pork sandwich at Blue Smoke at the new Shea Stadium (Editor’s Note: The author declines to use the actual name of the new stadium in any aspect of his life) fits somewhere in the middle of good and bad pulled pork. It’s bad in the sense that it’s catering to the casual pulled pork sandwich eater; the ones who are purchasing it at a baseball game for the novelty of it all. However, it’s also everything that’s right with pulled pork. The pork is tasty, tender, and juicy. You finish it and you want another one.  The sesame bun is toasted, and all of the meat fits ever-so-nicely, you’re not picking any meat off the bottom of your basket. A few pickles are provided in order to give the sandwich some extra juiciness. There are many ways to look at this sandwich, but it is truly one of the best sandwiches I have ever had at a sporting event. When you get it, try and time it so you don’t miss out on too much of the game, considering that’s what you’ve paid to see.

Blue Smoke is located behind centerfield at the New Shea Stadium (123-01 Roosevelt Ave.) and Blue Smoke as a whole can be found on Twitter @BlueSmokeNYC.