What to Eat at Wrigley Field
While most modern ballparks feature everything from burritos to sushi, at Wrigley Field the focus is still on that staple of ballpark heaven, the hot dog. This is still baseball—in Chicago, too, where the street food of choice is a Vienna beef dog—after all. It’s as simple…and yet as complex, as that.
Both places have full menus including newer Wrigley novelties like the “Stan Burger”, but both have very different atmospheres. You can sit in the Captain Morgan Club on game day, although you’ll need a ticket to enter the ballpark from it. The Sheffield Grill is actually inside the park, and like many additions to older ballparks the quarters are very tight there.
The “Chicago Dogs” kiosks serve up the Chicago dogs, or more correctly, dogs with grilled onions that you can adorn Chicago-style at the condiments stand nearby: chopped onions, neon green relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, all those goodies that make a Chicago “dragged through the garden” style hot dog.
If you’re looking for an Italian sausage, try the “Italian Hot Spot”. If you want some unusual toppings on your dog, check out “The Works”—you will definitely be surprised at the choices.
In addition to the hot dogs, you do have choices around the lower concourse especially. (There actually isn’t technically an upper concourse at Wrigley, but they do have some places to get basic dogs and such.)
You can order a Papa Charlie’s Italian beef, a slice of D’Agostino’s pizza, cheeseburgers, and if you’re really hungry or sharing, you have the options of Big Slugger nachos in a souvenir Cubs helmet or a North Side Twist …a soft pretzel with three dipping sauces that is so big it’s served in a pizza box!
Despite the rumors of its departure, popular local favorite Old Style is still the beer of choice for Wrigley diehards…even though Budweiser is the official beer, the brew that has helped fund 11 World Championships for the hated Cardinals. (As I write this some Cubs fans are still petitioning Delaware North to keep Old Style at Wrigley.)
If Old Style doesn’t work for you, at least you have the option of mixed drinks…mai-tais especially are popular at Wrigley.
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