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kittle42
04-27-2012, 02:38 PM
Just to answer a question that frequently arises here. Some nicer dining options around the Cell (and Wrigley) pre- or post-game. Per Phil Vettel, Tribune food critic.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-26/features/ct-dining-0426-pvr-baseball-20120426_1_credit-cards-dmk-burger-bar-organic-food

DSpivack
04-27-2012, 03:53 PM
I've been wanting to try Pleasant House Bakery, but I always take the El to USCF, so it's not convenient.

hawkjt
04-27-2012, 04:51 PM
Han 202 looks interesting. Anyone been?

Warriorjan
04-27-2012, 06:42 PM
I was surprised that Franco's on 31st Street wasn't mentioned. Haven't been there this year but have always enjoyed my meals there.

Chrisaway
04-27-2012, 06:48 PM
Ricobene's has been my post game stop the last few years.

Marqhead
04-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Not in the southside portion, but I went to Sola last night for the 3rd time. Tasty!

chisoxfanatic
04-27-2012, 07:12 PM
I was surprised that Franco's on 31st Street wasn't mentioned. Haven't been there this year but have always enjoyed my meals there.
I'm also surprised Gio's is not included in there. It's a gem in a residential block.

palehosepub
04-28-2012, 07:15 PM
One Sox mention?

How about Na Na's on Halsted. Creative menu, good food. Polo on Racine if you are looking a little more upscale. Bertucci's on 24th street, nothing fancy but a good "red sauce joint".

kittle42
04-28-2012, 07:38 PM
One Sox mention?

How about Na Na's on Halsted. Creative menu, good food. Polo on Racine if you are looking a little more upscale. Bertucci's on 24th street, nothing fancy but a good "red sauce joint".

There were 5 for each team.

PalehosePlanet
04-28-2012, 08:58 PM
One Sox mention?

How about Na Na's on Halsted. Creative menu, good food. Polo on Racine if you are looking a little more upscale. Bertucci's on 24th street, nothing fancy but a good "red sauce joint".

Had you clicked on page 2 of the article you would have seen the Na Na's and Polo recommendations.

palehosepub
04-29-2012, 11:15 AM
I think Phil read my comments on WSI and then added the second page

DSpivack
04-29-2012, 03:09 PM
I think Phil read my comments on WSI and then added the second page

Nope. They were there in the first place, both online and in print.

SteveFakeBlood
04-30-2012, 12:53 AM
I saw Nana on the Food Network- it made it sound like it was organic and seasonal, but was predominantly Mexican food as well, which intrigued me quite a bit. It's not a bad walk from the El if the weather's nice and it's right near Mitchell's Tap :gulp:(assuming Mitchell's is still open- it's been a couple years since I dropped in there).

There's also Cork & Kerry at the Park at the site of what used to be Jimbo's (33rd & Princeton)- I went last year and for every series they offer a signature dish from the opposing team's city (for instance, when I had lunch there before a game against the Rays they had a grilled grouper sandwich on special). Also, it might be geographically the closest bar to the park.

One of my best friends swears by 35th St. Red Hots- to the point of us nearly missing the first pitch once so he could get his hot dog and fries (he swore up and down that we wouldn't, luckily he was right).

The rare times that I drive or get a ride, I would stop at Ricobene's.

~ Steve

cards press box
04-30-2012, 09:35 AM
I was surprised that Franco's on 31st Street wasn't mentioned. Haven't been there this year but have always enjoyed my meals there.

+1. Franco's is just outstanding.

beasly213
04-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Han 202 looks interesting. Anyone been?

Yeah. When they first opened they were amazing. I've gone a couple of times since and been pretty disapointed. The portions were a lot smaller and the service was pretty bad.

The Menu does change from time to time though so maybe I was just unlucky. But after how great they were the first time I was really disapointed they went so down hill.

palehosepub
04-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Nope. They were there in the first place, both online and in print.

yes I understood that

skobabe8
05-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Had you clicked on page 2 of the article you would have seen the Na Na's and Polo recommendations.

Polo has the greatest cheesy garlic bread in the history of mankind. I don't even know who else comes close.

chisoxfanatic
05-01-2012, 11:30 AM
Polo has the greatest cheesy garlic bread in the history of mankind. I don't even know who else comes close.
They also have the greatest brunch I've ever had at any restaurant. Unfortunately, it is only offered on Saturdays.

Smokey Burg
05-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Ricobenes - there is no substitute.

Warriorjan
05-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Ironically, a couple of days before this article appeared I had lunch at Polo with a couple of friends. First thing ordered was the garlic cheese bread, of course.