Many Chicagoans would agree that a day at the ballpark can be copasetic. The thing is, some of us are looking for more than mediocrity. I am here to tell you, things are looking up for baseball.
Envision this: your two hometown teams Cubs vs. Sox playing at nostalgic Wrigley Field on a sweltering ninety degree day. Just add Vienna beef hotdogs, premium beer, vegetarian options, and if they don’t win it’s okay.
Since the Ricketts’ dropped $900 million on Wrigley Field, they have stepped it up for their fans. They even serve fruit cups and salads! As a long time foodie, nutrition advocate, beer lover, and eighty five percent vegetarian, I am pumped.
Enough talk, let’s dig in. The veggie cup running at $6.00 is a great starter. It comes with the best hummus I have had yet, other than a Whole Foods recipe or at home creation. The cup is a great size to share and includes crisp carrots, celery, jicama, cucumbers, and pickles! This refreshing veggie cup pairs wonderfully with a frosty Victoria Australian beer. Other notable beer options include Red Stripe, Heineken Light, Old Style Light, and Dos Equis, to name a few.
Next up: The veggie burger. Served on a tasty whole wheat bun it passes as okay, good option if you’re really a vegetarian. I can’t say it’s great though. Plus, it’s saturated with cheese and gobs of thick sweet barbeque sauce. Opt instead for the Chicago Style hot dog. Rationalize the dog as healthy by hunting down a stand to load it with fresh pepperoncini, tomatoes, and grilled onions. Mmm, fantastic! Finish off the feast with super salty shelled peanuts that keep you stuffed and still thirsty. No more gross, greasy Connie’s or Bud Light necessary for the home team.