However, these two pieces of news are worth noting.
You’ve probably heard by now that the new Stadium will have a steak house, NYY Steak. It’ll be located just inside Gate 6 and will be open all year long, including game days.
The restaurant will be modeled after The Council Oak steak and seafood restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. The menu will be nearly identical along with the atmosphere, attention to detail and level of service.
NYY Steak isn’t open yet. But if Council Oak is any indication of what is to come, you’re going to want to go there. I had dinner there with a few friends on Saturday and it was outstanding. Put it this way, it’s where Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter go when they’re in Tampa and want a good meal.
It will be worth the trip to the Bronx in the dead of winter, that’s how good it was.
It’s also worth mentioning that the book Yankee Stadium: The Final Season is available to order now and comes out on Wednesday.
If the old Stadium meant something to you or somebody you know, pick up this book by Al Santasiere and Mark Vancil. It’s an incredibly well done keepsake of the final season. It takes you from Opening Day through the Pope’s visit, all the big games and right to the emotional finale on Sept. 21.
The photographs alone are worth the price but you also get touching passages written by some top-notch baseball writers.
This is a book you’ll enjoy the first time and keep going back to.
UPDATE: NYY Steak is now open. Call (646) 97-STEAK for reservations and information.