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Mets and Yankees fans: Food for a chilly night
When Met pitcher Matt Harvey warms up Wednesday night at Citi Field, the temperature will be 45 degrees, give or take a few, with 10 to 15 mile-per-hour winds blowing to right.
If you're headed for the upper deck, it might be a bit cooler.
The immediate advice is to think sunny thoughts while enjoying Shake Shack, Box Frites and El Verano Taqueria at the ballpark. Citi Field has some of the best ballpark food in the majors.
But, before or after the game, there are en-route options, too.
Arturo's in Floral Park is close to the Cross Island Parkway. Pre-game, try the torta primavera, a layering of crepes, cheese, cured meats and flavor that at least should put you in a springtime frame of mind. Follow with chicken scarpariello and zabaglione.
And if the game goes very, very late: visit Kum Gang San on Northern Boulevard in Flushing. This Korean-Japanese landmark is open 24/7. The spicy casseroles of kimchee and dumplings or seafood in beef broth definitely will brace you against any gusts.
In bipartisan spirit, fans headed to see Hiroki Kuroda pitch at Yankee Stadium, where the conditions will be the same, may do likewise.
For consolation: It feels like 33 degrees with the wind chill at Target Field in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Arturo's, 246-04 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-352-7418.
Kum Gang San, 138-28 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718-461-0909.