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fhqwhgads
02-27-2004, 02:12 PM
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?

ewokpelts
02-27-2004, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/17 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?

churros...lots of churros.....
Gene

DrCrawdad
02-27-2004, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?

After the game, head east on 35th St. Then head south on Michigan Ave. Stop at any one of the fine drinking establishments.

Kuzman
02-27-2004, 02:25 PM
the beef sammiches on the right field corner. mmmmmm

munchman33
02-27-2004, 02:26 PM
You've got to try the polish w/onions...

I took a road trip to ballparks around the country and I still think ours are the best.

Maximo
02-27-2004, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?


Just about any attraction, food stand, people gathering place is good. But whatever you do, stay out of the first base coach's box.

Fisk72
02-27-2004, 02:28 PM
Bullpen bar in right field - can't beat that.

Fisk72
02-27-2004, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
After the game, head east on 35th St. Then head south on Michigan Ave. Stop at any one of the fine drinking establishments.

Should this be in teal or are you serious? Just wonderin' since I've never ventured anywhere past the Green Line.

DrCrawdad
02-27-2004, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Fisk72
Should this be in teal or are you serious? Just wonderin' since I've never ventured anywhere past the Green Line.

Well...fhqwhgads is a Twins fan.

I remember years ago when a certain radio host on his first night on in Chicago. The host was new to Chicago and asked for recomendations for restaurants. A caller went on in length about a great restaurant in Cabrini Green. The caller had the host, hook-line-and sinker.

wdelaney72
02-27-2004, 02:37 PM
They used to have a fantastic Beef / Sausage Combo. However, they have removed that from the menu.

Still, just allow enough time before the game starts to take a stroll aong the concourse, and enjoy the ample restrooms and concession stands the park has to offer. Enjoy!

soxrme
02-27-2004, 03:01 PM
Try the polish sausage with the grilled onions, the best.

fhqwhgads
02-27-2004, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
Well...fhqwhgads is a Twins fan.

True.

Fortunately, my wife's family is from the Chicagoland area, so I wouldn't fall for that. (I appreciate the gesture, though. :cool: )

It will also be my mother-in-law's first trip to the Cell. Unlike most Cubs' fans, she actually watches, understands, and enjoys baseball.

Uncle_Patrick
02-27-2004, 03:09 PM
Try the Brats. Can't beat em! Hall of Fame gift show is a nice visit.

SoxxoS
02-27-2004, 03:12 PM
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The game will probably be sold out.

DrCrawdad
02-27-2004, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
[B]True.

Fortunately, my wife's family is from the Chicagoland area, so I wouldn't fall for that. (I appreciate the gesture, though. :cool: )/B]

Oh, well it was worth a try. :)

npdempse
02-27-2004, 03:33 PM
If you like your beer better than swill, go to Beers of the World, on the concourse behind the left field foul pole.

Take the time to get a dog/sausage/brat from one of the stands on the concourse rather than from a vendor.

Take a shower in left field, ya smelly twinky bum. :D:

Irishsox1
02-27-2004, 03:38 PM
I recommend getting your body covered with tattoos, get drunk, get high, rip off your shirt, run on the field and get beat up by security. That is the new thing to do for non-Sox fans when they come to the park.

Jerko
02-27-2004, 03:38 PM
Just don't ask anybody why the air conditioner isn't on.

dirty_k
02-27-2004, 03:55 PM
find the secret sauce (ketchup-like but better) that goes with the brats. gets tix on the lower level so you can get there and walk around the park. take the red-line to and from the game. check out the hall of fame near the main gift shop. push someone into the shower. good choice at choosing Comisky over a Cub game.. you're a lot less likely to get thrown out for cheering for the "wrong" team". I don't envy opposing team fans in Chicago though, there's a lot of jerks at Chicago sporting events looking for easy targets. and most importantly, find one of the stands that sells import beers for a much better selection.

chisoxmike
02-27-2004, 04:04 PM
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular

That takes guts dude!!! Knowing you're a Twins fan. It's ok. I remember lots of Twins fans at the Sox/Twins games in September, they wern't welcome at all!!

Just don't make any signs saying "My dream world series is Twins vs. Cubs." Becuase one guy did last year... someone tore is sign up and threw his hat on to the field! He got a big cheer.

WSox8404
02-27-2004, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?

If you want the best bang for your buck foodwise, get one of the taco salads. They are four bucks and pretty damn big. Pretty tasty too. They are down the right field line somewhere on the lower level concorse.

fhqwhgads
02-27-2004, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by chisoxmike
Just don't make any signs saying "My dream world series is Twins vs. Cubs."

I won't be bringing any signs, but my dream World Series is Twins vs. ANYONE. :D: Actually, if I could pick the opponent, I'd love a Cardinals rematch.

Thanks for all the tips! I'll be wearing my all-black Twins cap, which I figure will help keep me from being spotted by anyone drunk enough to be looking for a fight (they're in every park, including ours).

ode to veeck
02-27-2004, 04:52 PM
You've got to try the polish w/onions...


Better yet, try to eat at least one of every kind of sausage they have available at the Cell. I've not yet been able to "eat for the cycle" (even with my childhood buddy who many moons ago at age 14 ate 12 hot dogs at a Wrigley Field Flubs blowout), but I always have loads of gastromic fun trying

mikef1331
02-27-2004, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out?

The dogs w/ grilled onions at the various stands around the stadium are awesome. The churros are a must. A very underrated food item at the park, but one of my favorites are the curly fries!

Brian26
02-27-2004, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by npdempse
Take the time to get a dog/sausage/brat from one of the stands on the concourse rather than from a vendor.

Geezuz you guys are making me hungry. When is opening day again?!

Brian26
02-27-2004, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by WSox8404
If you want the best bang for your buck foodwise, get one of the taco salads. They are four bucks and pretty damn big. Pretty tasty too. They are down the right field line somewhere on the lower level concorse.

Don't get the burrito from that same stand though because the tortilla is so thin that the whole thing falls apart in your hands- basically making it necessary to eat with a fork.

Brian26
02-27-2004, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
Better yet, try to eat at least one of every kind of sausage they have available at the Cell. I've not yet been able to "eat for the cycle" (even with my childhood buddy who many moons ago at age 14 ate 12 hot dogs at a Wrigley Field Flubs blowout), but I always have loads of gastromic fun trying

Exactly how many different types of sausage are there?

hose
02-27-2004, 07:00 PM
some of the sights you'll be seeing flagerhead.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/cws/04.jpg

and this
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/cws/02.jpg

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/min/07.jpg

twins fan getting escorted out
http://www.foxsports.com/netapp/blobs/active/1/3/2106014_7_2.jpg

nut_stock
02-27-2004, 08:08 PM
While were talking about not bringing signs in. The one that makes me puke is those stupid "Circle Me Bert" signs twins fans hold up so announcer Bert Blevelyn circles them on TV and says "You are hereby circled" (I often get the Twins feed on Directv)

voodoochile
02-27-2004, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by npdempse
If you like your beer better than swill, go to Beers of the World, on the concourse behind the left field foul pole.

Take the time to get a dog/sausage/brat from one of the stands on the concourse rather than from a vendor.

Take a shower in left field, ya smelly twinky bum. :D:

You can find Becks and Heiniken on tap at several locations, so if you don't want to pay that much for a can or a bottle, just look around.

Em's Pitas near the LF foul pole, yum.

Realist
02-27-2004, 08:30 PM
"Groundskeepers Coffee Stand" (or whatever it's called) behind section 142 on the concourse has super big coffees and the two nicest ladies working at the park behind the counter.

Now that I'm off the red meat I go out the the Cuervo stand on the centerfield concourse and get a monster sized chicken fajita. I think they're only $3.50 and one will fill you up. When I was on the red meat I would wolf down two Polish sausages with grilled onions and mustard to start off every game.

TornLabrum
02-27-2004, 08:48 PM
Some of my favorites:

1) Steak sandwich with grilled onions. Add the secret sauce.

2) Corned beef sandwich (same stand as the Tex-Mex food mentioned in previous posts.

3) Kosher dog with grilled onions.

4) Connie's pizza.

hsnterprize
02-27-2004, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by fhqwhgads
I'm planning on attending the 5/16 Twins vs. White Sox game. Any particular sections/foods/drinks/attractions that I should avoid/check out? Hey buddy...sorry...I can't spell your name, but I get the idea. Anyway, it's great that you're coming down to the Cell in the spring, and you've already read posts about what specifically to visit, so I won't rehash. What I'd like to do, though, is tell you and other first-time visitors to U.S. Cellular Field about what to expect.

The first thing I can tell you is to come to the "Cell" as we call it with an open mind. Whatever preconceived notions you might have about the place because of the national/local media can and often cloud ones' perception about the stadium and the areas around it. We have seen countless people tell us both on this, other websites, on the radio, on TV, and in person what a nice place the Cell is to watch a game...and that's after they've heard countless insults about the stadium, the neighborhoods, and the endless love of the Urinal about 9 miles north. I know the Cell is better than the Metrodome...you said so yourself in posts last year. However, since you're coming to our house, be aware that in spite of the lack of tourists drooling over the place like those who go to Wrigley, Fenway, Oriole Park, and other "retro" places, U.S. Cellular Field is a neat place to watch a ballgame.

Secondly, "watching a game" is the main reason why we Sox fans go to the Cell in the first place. Of course, there's great food (several people deem the food at the place the best in the bigs, including people fro ESPN and other national media), great attractions, and the exploding scoreboard in center field. But...make no mistake...while thousands of people flock Wrigley Field for the status of going there, many people go to Sox Park because they ultimately love the Sox. Several people who travel ballparks across the country are baffled by the knowledge we fans have of the game. That's not to say there are people who'll get drunk and act stupid...that happens everywhere. But, Sox fans' reputations aren't based on that. Generally speaking...we love the game and we love our team. If you hadn't noticed that already, you will when you go to the ballpark.

Third...in spite of our intensity towards wanting the Sox to win, our fans are pretty friendly and accomodating. Even with idiots like the moron who ran on the field and attacked the umpire and such, most fans are nice, respectful, and courteous. Just prepare yourself for that to change once the umpire yells "Play Ball". You'll be able to talk to good fans and such in the parking lots outside the ballpark while they're tailgating and such.

There are other factors to think about, but I'll end here. In short...going to a game at U.S. Cellular Field isn't as bad as critics make it out to be. In fact, it's a lot better than many other stadiums in the bigs...but you'd never know that because according to the national press, there isn't ivy on the wall, rooftops across the fences, and bars a stumbling-man's distance from the right field seats. Be prepared for a good fan experience at the Cell, and here's to a Sox win over the Twins...or whatever team you're following into Chicago's south side.

WinningUgly!
02-27-2004, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by hose
some of the sights you'll be seeing flagerhead.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/cws/04.jpg

and this
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/cws/02.jpg

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/2003_2nd_half_moments/min/07.jpg

twins fan getting escorted out
http://www.foxsports.com/netapp/blobs/active/1/3/2106014_7_2.jpg

If you have good enough seats, you'll also be able to tell if Doug Mientkiewicz wet his pants again. :D:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?s=&attachmentid=1030

CWSGuy406
02-27-2004, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by munchman33
You've got to try the polish w/onions...

I took a road trip to ballparks around the country and I still think ours are the best.

Mmm, you got me thinking of them right now, I'm getting hungry, hah. Yes, the hot dogs are good, but make sure you get the ones that you can see are grilled, with the grilled onions and mustard (no ketchup!) :cool:

hellenicsoxfan
02-28-2004, 12:56 AM
Since you are a Twins fan coming from Minnesota, here are a few suggestions for you to try when you have gotten to your seats after you have checked out all the great food and attractions my fellow Sox fans have given you:

1. Take a deep breath - that will be fresh air you are breathing; no air conditioning here.

2. Look up - that will be the sky and sun you see (or moon if it's a night game); no roof here.

3. Look at the playing field - that green stuff will be real live grass; no plastic fields here.

The Cell is a great place to watch a baseball game. As long as you don't act like a jerk, you will have a great time. Despite what you may hear from know nothing media and Cub fans, Sox fans are good people looking to have a fun time with those around them. Sure, you'll take some good natured ribbing and we'll be cheering passionately for our Sox to obliterate your Twins that day and all season, but chances are great that you won't encounter anything or anyone malicious that day.

Have fun and GO SOX!

StillMissOzzie
02-28-2004, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
After the game, head east on 35th St. Then head south on Michigan Ave. Stop at any one of the fine drinking establishments.

Doctor, doctor, doctor... what are we gonna do with you?
Are you presuming that this guest from MN is a Twinkies fan?

SMO
:gulp:

wassagstdu
02-28-2004, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by hsnterprize
Whatever preconceived notions you might have about the place because of the national/local media can and often cloud ones' perception about the stadium and the areas around it. We have seen countless people tell us both on this, other websites, on the radio, on TV, and in person what a nice place the Cell is to watch a game...and that's after they've heard countless insults about the stadium

First time I saw a game at "New Comiskey" (with my 80-year old mother) we sat in the upper deck looking at the plate over the top of the left field foul pole. We loved it! Bo Jackson hit a home run to left center that got out of the park faster than any ball I have seen, possibly except a line drive Ted Williams hit that was still rising when it hit the mini-scoreboard on front of the right field upper deck at old Comiskey. We had a great view of that. Unfortunately you won't be able to get those seats any more because of the whining of a few panzies who are more afraid of heights than my 80-year old mother.

ChiSox65
02-28-2004, 11:51 AM
Sit in the lower deck and take in the outfield concourse area.
All the food is good. If you get a chance, check out the Hall of Fame behind home plate and the bullpen bar in right field.

have fun. go SOX!

SSN721
02-28-2004, 12:04 PM
To second another post here, highly recommend the bullpen sorts bar. I think it is fun to get there early, go to the bar, and sit on the outside portion right at the left field fence, so you can sit literally 5-10 feet away from players warming up and tossing the ball around, easy to talk to them too that way. Nice to enjoy a beer a few feet away from the home/visiting team warming up. Its very cool. And any food there is fantastic, so no point in repeating everyone elses statements about how good it is. Cant go wrong. And definately enjoy the fresh air and grass on the field. :D:

mike squires
02-28-2004, 12:33 PM
After you do all of the things here suggested and watch the Sox move up a game in first place go to the Grandstand and buy yourself a Whitesox hat, because after your experience you will undoubtably be a Whitesox fan. :D:

minastirith67
02-28-2004, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by hellenicsoxfan
Since you are a Twins fan coming from Minnesota, here are a few suggestions for you to try when you have gotten to your seats after you have checked out all the great food and attractions my fellow Sox fans have given you:

1. Take a deep breath - that will be fresh air you are breathing; no air conditioning here.

2. Look up - that will be the sky and sun you see (or moon if it's a night game); no roof here.

3. Look at the playing field - that green stuff will be real live grass; no plastic fields here.

The Cell is a great place to watch a baseball game. As long as you don't act like a jerk, you will have a great time. Despite what you may hear from know nothing media and Cub fans, Sox fans are good people looking to have a fun time with those around them. Sure, you'll take some good natured ribbing and we'll be cheering passionately for our Sox to obliterate your Twins that day and all season, but chances are great that you won't encounter anything or anyone malicious that day.

Have fun and GO SOX!

Best post I've read all day...GO SOX!

hose
02-28-2004, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
If you have good enough seats, you'll also be able to tell if Doug Mientkiewicz wet his pants again. :D:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?s=&attachmentid=1030


Looks like Mancaveitchzxcvszx is trying to get a Depends commercial.

ode to veeck
02-28-2004, 02:13 PM
First time I saw a game at "New Comiskey" (with my 80-year old mother) we sat in the upper deck looking at the plate over the top of the left field foul pole. We loved it! Bo Jackson hit a home run to left center that got out of the park faster than any ball I have seen, possibly except a line drive Ted Williams hit that was still rising when it hit the mini-scoreboard on front of the right field upper deck at old Comiskey.

Actually, now that you mention it, the hardest hit ball I ever saw at Comiskey (including a Kittle roof shot) was from a Twin, a Harmon Killebrew roped drive with no arc that bounced fairly high off the scoreboard in dead center. I think 9 out of the next 10 might have been various no arc HRs from Dick Allen; man could he hit a ball hard.

Brian26
02-28-2004, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by SSN721
To second another post here, highly recommend the bullpen sorts bar. I think it is fun to get there early, go to the bar, and sit on the outside portion right at the left field fence, so you can sit literally 5-10 feet away from players warming up and tossing the ball around, easy to talk to them too that way.

You meant to say rightfield fence (bullpen bar is in the rightfield corner). And SSN is correct, it's fun to be so close to the field, although I think they kick you out before the game starts unless you pay the extra fee to sit there.

doublem23
02-28-2004, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
If you have good enough seats, you'll also be able to tell if Doug Mientkiewicz wet his pants again. :D:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?s=&attachmentid=1030

Damn, please tell me that's not doctored. :)

Hangar18
02-28-2004, 08:56 PM
Hey Fgheioiusesdxxs, It would be my pleasure to show you Personally what the South Side is all About. First thing we do is to hit about 2 or 3 bars that are in the area. Puffers since its the
Farthest....then work east to Jimbos. More of the hardcore SoxFans are in that place. The many pictures of celebrities on the wall will have you checking it out for hours. Jimbo is "WUN UV DOSE GYYZZ FRUM DA SOUT SIDE", hes talkative, amiable, and after Chatting to him for a moment, You'll realize your on the South SIde of Chicago, the best side in my opinion. Then we Head for the Parking Lots. There will be a number of Tailgates going on that afternoon, and most everyone here will be involved in them in one way or another. I will bring you to one of them and you'll be Given a warm, South-Side Welcome of Jeers, Cat-Calling and some booing. After a few well deserved moments of that, someone will ask you what your drinking and hand you a cold beverage. We then spend the rest of the afternoon there, while you slowly begin to realize that everything you read in the Media has been FALSE, and that gosh-darn, these Sox Fans really do know what the hell were talking about, sober and drunk otherwise. About a 1/2 hr before the Game, we hit the BullPen Bar, which is in RF next to the visitors bullpen. INside, you'll see Glass that runs the length of the BP in which SoxFans can watch the visiting pitchers warming up, as if they were on display in a zoo, and are treated accordingly. Inside, you will get some more jeers and cat-calls, but all in the name of the sport. You will notice how it looks like a warehouse in Alsip IL down there, but I wont get into that. There is some nice SOX memorabilia on display, and if youve never Seen an Actual Pinwheel (not the poster from here)
from the Old Scoreboard, you'll be in for a treat. Upstairs,
you will have to try the Brats (from the 3rd base side) with extra mustard and Onions. The Media doesnt like to talk about it.....
but the Brats at Comiskey ARE THE BEST IN BASEBALL. I dare you to say otherwise. After you clean yourself up....You'll be Introduced to Nancy Faust, Who the Media DOESNT like to acknoweldge either, but is Simply the BEST ORGANIST IN BASEBALL. I Dare you to find another one and you will see she is light-years ahead of the pack. She is the one responsible for giving us our theme song, Na-na-na-na, hey-hey-hey, good-bye.
thats a long story, I wont get into it here. Beer is in cold and good supply in this park, and if you like microbrews, go to the LF corner for them there. The Cell and its fans are, no thanks to the Media, one of the best experiences in baseball, and if there were some more bars/restaurants across the street, and the Kennedy-Expressway-Impersonal billboards in the outfield were torn down, this park would easily be itself a destination.
but dont get me started on that either. But the best part of the evening, and the real CHICAGO experience, (which again, the media will not tell you about) will be when Shingo strikes out the side in the top of the 9th, and you see the scoreboard lite up, and actually get to HEAR/SEE Sox Fans singing NA NA NA NA, HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE as your twinkies gather their belongings in the dugout, You'll experience firsthand, what Comiskey is all about. When you see all of us hi-fiving and hear the Blues Brothers "Sweet Home Chicago" blaring from the PA on your way out of the park, you'll not mind at that moment, feeling what it is to be a Sox Fan in person.

Brian26
02-29-2004, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
Hey Fgheioiusesdxxs, It would be my pleasure to show you Personally what the South Side is all About...

Awesome recap, Hangar!!! I'm ready for opening day now!

hsnterprize
02-29-2004, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by CWSGuy406
Mmm, you got me thinking of them right now, I'm getting hungry, hah. Yes, the hot dogs are good, but make sure you get the ones that you can see are grilled, with the grilled onions and mustard (no ketchup!) :cool: Do they still sell the chicken in that one place on the 3rd base side on the lower concourse? That stuff is pretty good...especially with those curly fries.

hsnterprize
02-29-2004, 11:21 AM
TAILGATING...TAILGATING...TAILGATING!!!!! If there is a sight I lvoe to see at the Cell, it's seeing a sea of silver, black, and charcoal smoke. I've been at the past few opening days, and there's nothing like seeing a bunch of Sox fans tailgaiting are getting psyched up for a game. I don't know if they do that in Minnesota, but you'll really get a good impression of Sox fans' and our love for the team in the parking lots before the first pitch. If you must, bring your Twins colors...but bring an appetite too.

whitesoxwilkes
02-29-2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by hsnterprize
TAILGATING...TAILGATING...TAILGATING!!!!! If there is a sight I lvoe to see at the Cell, it's seeing a sea of silver, black, and charcoal smoke. I've been at the past few opening days, and there's nothing like seeing a bunch of Sox fans tailgaiting are getting psyched up for a game. I don't know if they do that in Minnesota, but you'll really get a good impression of Sox fans' and our love for the team in the parking lots before the first pitch. If you must, bring your Twins colors...but bring an appetite too.

I've never seen anybody tailgating near the HumpDome...hell, it's probbaly illegal since one wayward ash from a grill could burn that whole roof down.

In their defense though, the Twins do have a street-fair thing going on before home games with good bands, beer and contests. Hangar18 and I competed in Twins Trivia last year, representing the South Side with pride.

TornLabrum
02-29-2004, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by hsnterprize
Do they still sell the chicken in that one place on the 3rd base side on the lower concourse? That stuff is pretty good...especially with those curly fries.

They haven't had chicken at that stand for a couple of years...another great Sox tradition bites the dust. When I was first teaching back in 1973-76 in Gary, I'd drive up to the park after school and immediately head out to the picnic area to grab a box of fried chicken and a beer. Nice way to create a little picnic.

hsnterprize
02-29-2004, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
They haven't had chicken at that stand for a couple of years...another great Sox tradition bites the dust. When I was first teaching back in 1973-76 in Gary, I'd drive up to the park after school and immediately head out to the picnic area to grab a box of fried chicken and a beer. Nice way to create a little picnic. I had a chicken dinner at the Cell one day. The pieces tasted great even though they were smaller than what I'd see at Popeye's. But, the food was pretty good, and that's something I like to get when I go to the park.

I'll tell you that since I've been getting in the park with press passes, the food they serve to reporters isn't bad either. On the press box floor, there is a little grill area where people can get hot dogs and burgers with fries for $3.00...sodas and popcorn are free throughout the game. Also, there's a media-only cafeteria a floor above the press box where you can a buffet-style meal. The last time I checked, it was $7.00 a person. That's kinda high considering eating at Wrigley is only $5.00 a person, and the United Center at last check was $6.00. Personally, I'd rather go to the KFC on Ashland and Madison before I eat at the U.C..

BTW...kudos to the Wolves for how they treat the press. They really FEED you with a free buffet-style dinner before the game. I wish they did something like that for the fans, but this food is great. You definitely want to go to the Allstate Arena hungry if you're covering a Wolves game. Grobber can back me up on that one.

WinningUgly!
02-29-2004, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by doublem23
Damn, please tell me that's not doctored. :)

It's not. :)

Brian26
02-29-2004, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
I'd drive up to the park after school and immediately head out to the picnic area to grab a box of fried chicken and a beer. Nice way to create a little picnic.

And probably the reason your cholesterol is so high now :D: Stay away from the fried chicken.

Realist
02-29-2004, 08:22 PM
They really need to work on the burgers at the Cell. If they're not going to make the burgers any better, they might as well have a concession stand called "Bevington Burgers".

I suggest they let Schoop's put a burger stand somewhere in the park. Then the Cell would have the best burgers AND Polish of any park in baseball.

TornLabrum
02-29-2004, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
And probably the reason your cholesterol is so high now :D: Stay away from the fried chicken.

Yup. Nowadays it's only baked with no skin. I cut the skin and fat off myself.

Baby Fisk
03-01-2004, 04:27 PM
Great posts from Hangar and hsnterprize! I'm also visiting the Cell this spring from Toronto -- once my buddy and I get our damn schedules aligned -- and look forward to trying everything described in this thread!

PINWHEELS
03-01-2004, 06:02 PM
Go to Jimbo's 33rd street and Princeton! That is a cool bar.

steff
03-01-2004, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by WinningUgly!
If you have good enough seats, you'll also be able to tell if Doug Mientkiewicz wet his pants again. :D:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?s=&attachmentid=1030


OMG WU... I bet a few folks wet theirs from laughing at that!! :D:

SSN721
03-02-2004, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
You meant to say rightfield fence (bullpen bar is in the rightfield corner). And SSN is correct, it's fun to be so close to the field, although I think they kick you out before the game starts unless you pay the extra fee to sit there.

Thanks for the correction, must have been a little dazed when I wrote that post, not sure why I got mixed up. :D:

StillMissOzzie
03-03-2004, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
After you clean yourself up....You'll be Introduced to Nancy Faust, Who the Media DOESNT like to acknoweldge either, but is Simply the BEST ORGANIST IN BASEBALL. I Dare you to find another one and you will see she is light-years ahead of the pack. She is the one responsible for giving us our theme song, Na-na-na-na, hey-hey-hey, good-bye.


Maybe he DOES know about Nancy, a/c for a while she was moonlighting on the organ for Minnesota hockey games (except vs. the Blackhawks, showing her Chicago loyalty)

SMO
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