- Unsurprisingly, Shake Shack had the longest line.
- Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer threw out the first pitch of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals. [Photo courtesy of the Washington Nationals.]
- After throwing out the pitch, Meyer went back into the stands to check out his concessions.
- El Verano Taqueria
- The line for Blue Smoke's barbecue.
- The line for Belgian-style fries and their dipping sauces at Box Frites.
- That's a lot of food! Beats waiting in line more than once?
- Blue Smoke's barbecue comes with moist toilettes for the dainty baseball fans out there.
Last night, Shake Shack and three other concepts from New York restaurateur Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group opened in Nationals Park. Meyer threw out the first pitch of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals and, as to be expected, mayhem reigned at Shake Shack — Eater photographer Reynaldo Lopez estimates the Shake Shack line was at least three times as long as those at El Verano Taqueria, Blue Smoke and Box Frites, the other USHG concepts. These new concessions make up the ballpark's reinvented Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, which now hosts a lounge area with real trees and everything. But it's good to see that the crazy lines from the days of Five Guys — whose contract was not renewed in order to make way for Shake Shack — are in tact.
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