WRIGLEY FIELD — These aren't your grandfather's ballpark dogs.
While the Chicago-style hot dog is always a reliable staple, new hot dog options at Wrigley Field will likely tempt even the most die-hard traditionalists.
Gilbert's Grill Cart is a new addition to the friendly confines, bringing three craft sausages to the main concourse. Two chicken sausage options come topped with pineapple salsa and crushed potato chips or tomatoes, mozzarella and balsamic glaze.
Macaroni-and-cheese tops the Beef and Cheddar, a smoked beef sausage with caramelized onions, bacon and barbecue sauce.
Hot Doug's will return to the Budweiser Bleachers, kicking off the season with The Barry Foote, a corned beef sausage topped with Russian dressing, shredded Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Other choices include a curry bratwurst and a spicy polish sausage with Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions.
High Plans Bison hot dogs and vegetarian options are also among the offerings, while the Audi Club will offer a new Colossal Deconstructed hot dog.
The Barry Foote. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]
There's even a new Chicago Dog Bloody Mary, topped with a mini Vienna Beef hot dog and served in a souvenir mason jar for fans seated in the Budweiser Bleachers.
Buona Beef is another newcomer this season. The family-owned Chicago restaurant is now the official Italian Beef for the Cubs.
Capitalizing on Lakeview's favorite meal, the Cubs plan to start "Brunch at the Ballpark" during Sunday home games. Fans can buy special ticket packages that include Bloody Mary's from Tito's Vodka and breakfast foods.
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