Whether New Yorkers will get a taste of Federal Donuts when Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook bring Zahav to Momofuku Ssäm Bar next month remains to be seen. However, we do know that doughnut and fried chicken cultists will be able to scratch their deep fat-fried itch during Phillies games this season. This morning, the Phightins and Aramark, the exclusive concessionaire for Citizen’s Bank Park, confirmed the longstanding rumor that a branch of Solo + Cook’s popular concept will be among the vendors in Ashburn Alley. Word is this location will have hot fresh doughnut varieties, and fried chicken, but no fancies. Still, we predict innings-long waits for Phils fans.
Also announced this morning is Alley Brewing Company, a beer garden that will be located behind the park’s bullpens, and a new stand dedicated to serving only gluten-free grub. Here’s hoping improved concessions in the stands translates to improved performance on the field.