Cubs News: Sneak Peek: NEW food and beer options at Wrigley Field
|Monday, March 25, 2019, 2:14 PM-|
CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) – The Chicago Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are bringing a locally sourced focus to Wrigley Field dining locations in 2019. From leveraging fresh ingredients for classic Chicago ballpark dishes to highlighting some of the best chefs in the city, fans will notice high-quality ingredients and chef-prepared culinary twists in all areas of the ballpark. New food options include hand-breaded pork strips with house-made Japanese barbecue sauce, beer can chicken sandwiches, loaded fries topped with short ribs braised in-house and a rotating lineup of limited-time only dishes featuring seasonal ingredients and crafted by Levy’s culinary team. Fans also can sip from a significantly expanded craft beer selection, and the popular Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark returns for its third season.
“We really focused on adding diverse flavors, fresh ingredients, and creative new dishes that still feel very true to the Wrigley Field experience,” said David Burns, senior executive chef for Levy at Wrigley Field. “Baseball season and dining season go hand-in-hand in Chicago, and we want Wrigley Field to be a place people come to taste the best flavors of the city’s many cuisines.”
Over the past five years, the Cubs have expanded their unique concessions offerings by 34 percent and added approximately 100 new points of sale throughout Wrigley Field as a result of their efforts to preserve and improve the ballpark. Fans in the upper level will enjoy enhanced food and beverage selections and faster service with nearly double the points of sale this year compared to 2018.
New food, beverage and dining experiences at Wrigley Field this season include:
Signature dishes served across concessions
For a sneak preview of this season’s additions, please visit here. New this season:
Pork Tenders: crispy hand-breaded pork strips served with Japanese barbecue sauce and cabbage and carrot slaw
Beer Can Chicken Sandwich: beer-marinated chicken breast served with Dijonnaise, shredded lettuce, tomato and bacon on a brioche bun
Wrigley House Chips: ranch-seasoned chips made in-house, served with Buffalo ranch dipping sauce
Short Rib Disco Fries: braised beef short rib, roasted garlic aioli, queso fresco and green onions atop crispy fries
Italian Seasoned Chicken Sandwich: Italian-seasoned grilled chicken with controne pepper, pesto aioli, lettuce and vine ripe tomatoes, served on a split top bun
Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich: Gruyere, Butterkäse and cheddar cheese with tomato jam, served alongside house-made chips and a creamy pesto dip
Crispy Pork Sandwich: crispy breaded pork strips on a pretzel bun, topped with house-made pickles and onions, creamy Dijon, lettuce and vine ripe tomatoes
Impossible Burger: plant-based meat alternative with the same aroma and juiciness of real beef, served with chipotle lime aioli, American cheese, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun
Southwest Fiesta Specialty Hot Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog topped with chili lime crema, pico de gallo, tortilla strips and house-made pickled peppers
Walking Taco: Fritos topped with chili con carne, nacho cheese, pico de gallo and pickled jalapeños
Expanded selection of craft beer and local brews
Fans can sip new flavors and varieties of beer, cider, wine and spiked seltzer this season:
More than a dozen new draft and packaged craft beer selections will be served across the venue from breweries with Chicago and Midwest roots
Alongside domestic draft favorites, fans will find cream and fruit ales, mango wheats, German style Kölsch, rosé cider and local IPA
The ballpark also will offer a 24 oz. large domestic draft this season
Fans can order wine by the bottle served in a souvenir Cubs carafe or sample a rotating selection of seasonal varietals thanks to an expanded partnership with Terlato Wines
Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark, returning for a third year
The crowd-favorite culinary pop-up returns to the Sheffield Corner space near the Wintrust Gate with rotating menus from Chicago’s top chefs and restaurateurs beginning early June and running through Labor Day weekend. Look for details on participating chefs and menus at www.cubs.com/chefseries.
Chicago’s favorite flavors
Wrigley Field is proud to partner with Chicago’s culinary staples. Fans can again enjoy Buona Beef, Garrett Popcorn, Giordano’s, Fannie May, Vienna Beef and more at the ballpark this season.