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Lucky Dorr Opens With Craft Beer, Snacks Galore At Park At Wrigley (PHOTOS)

By Ariel Cheung | July 10, 2017 1:51pm
 The second restaurant at the Park at Wrigley opens Tuesday in Wrigleyville.
Lucky Dorr Opens At Park At Wrigley
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WRIGLEY FIELD — Joining the newly opened Brickhouse Tavern at the Park at Wrigley is Lucky Dorr, which opens Tuesday with pints of craft brews, salty snacks and one heck of a namesake.

The bar is a new concept from Folkart Restaurant Management, the group behind Yusho, Billy Sunday and A10 and headed by executive chef Matthias Merges.

Lucky Dorr offers 20 gleaming taps of a rotating selection of craft beers from some of Chicago's most beloved breweries — Begyle, Revolution, Dovetail, Half Acre and 3 Floyds among them.

The opening day menu offers pints of Goose Island's Cubs-themed 1060 Wit, Goose Island's new Old Man Grumpy and a dozen other brews, plus two ciders for $7-$9. Draft cocktails are $11, and some rare drafts like the Ninja vs. Unicorn double IPA from Pipworks are also available.

"Lucky Dorr provides an opportunity to spotlight the incredible beer culture across Chicago," Merges said. "We partnered with local breweries to create one-off specialty beers only available at Lucky Dorr."

To eat, Lucky Dorr has a small menu of classic ballpark snacks reimagined.

Salty snacks like barbecue pork rinds, ranch popcorn and fried salami chips are meant to pair well with beer and cost $5-$8, along with heartier options like the German-style soft pretzel. One sweet option is a Puppy Chow mix straight from childhood, but here made with Mexican chocolate.

Order add-ons like drunken goat cheese or pumpkin seed hummus for $1-$2.

The 700-square-foot restaurant is decorated with vintage ballpark elements like a flap display menu board. A brick-lined outdoor patio provides additional seating and a place to watch the game on flat-screen televisions.

The bar is named for Bobby Dorr, the longtime Wrigley Field caretaker. It joins Brickhouse Tavern in heralding to the early days of Cubs lore, as does the renovated caretaker's house.

The small gray house was built in 1923 and offered to Dorr, who was grounds superintendent at the time. Dorr lived there with his family until his death in 1957, and was then used as office space for Cubs' secretaries and concessionaires.

During ongoing Wrigley Field renovations, the caretaker's house was moved from its original location at the northwest corner of Wrigley Field in 2014, making way for excavation for the Wrigley Field plaza and underground clubhouse.

Now, Lucky Dorr is named for the caretaker, whose storied horseshoe is displayed proudly at the bar.

The restaurant will be open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, until midnight on Friday and Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.



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