Wrigley Field is a truly special place to watch a baseball game. No argument there. And the beer is usually cold. That's a good thing, too.
But there's a huge gulf in the quality of the game-viewing experience -- which, again, is awesome -- compared to the food on hand which is pretty mediocre. Compared to your high school concessions stand, the Wrigley food is OK. Compared to basically any other professional ballpark, it's awful.
Alas, Wrigley is attempting to improve the quality of its food this year, or at least offer more mediocre options. If you add them all up, you get a halfway decent meal! We're pretty sure the nutritional pyramid says that:
On the North Side, Levy Restaurants will be adding a few new dishes. The Northside Twist (so new it doesn't have a price yet) is a 4-pound pretzel served in a pizza box with three mustard dipping sauces; it feeds three to five fans. At the Sheffield Grill, there will be chicken and barbecue pork Quasi-dillas ($7), and footlong Buffalo dogs with Buffalo-wing dipping sauce and blue cheese slaw ($6.75).
Levy also is rolling out a gourmet veggie burger ($6), which will be made on-site.
That pretzel sounds tasty, but only if we're allowed to NOT share it with two to four other fans. We want the fatness all to ourselves, thank you very much. Baseball makes us hungry. Mmmm. Baseball.
But a veggie burger? WHAT? You mean you didn't slaughter an entire cow for that thing? You just knocked over some celery stalks? What kind of hippie commune are you turning Wrigley into, anyway?
Eamonn Brennan is a Chicago-based writer, editor and blogger who's just kidding, but seriously, a veggie burger? You can also read him at Yahoo! Sports, Mouthpiece Sports Blog, and Inside The Hall, or at his personal site, eamonnbrennan.com. Follow him on Twitter.