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2014 season is a celebration of flavors

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CHICAGO (March 31, 2014) - Wrigley Field will kick-off its 100th birthday on Opening Day, Friday, April 4, and continue the "Party of the Century" throughout the 2014 season. In honor of the Centennial of the ballpark that originated the concessions stand, the culinary team at Wrigley Field is excited to introduce out-of-the-park decade-themed menus, featuring classic fare inspired by tastes from days gone by.

"Chicago is home to the iconic Wrigley Field and truly amazing food and this year we are thrilled to celebrate 100 years with the great flavors of the gameday experience," said Wrigley Field Executive Chef David Burns. "We can't wait for Cubs fans to dig into the delicious and historic treats we have in store."

Decade Diner

Fans can take a culinary trip through time by visiting The Sheffield Grill, located inside gate D near section 142, which will be transformed into the Decade Diner for the 2014 season. In the Decade Diner, Kraft Cheese is celebrating 100 years of cheese-making this year and The Friendly Confines will feature one Kraft Cheese recipe for each decade in the Decade Diner alongside traditional fan favorite gameday grub. Kraft Cheese has a long history of creating delicious recipes that families love, and will be digging into archives from the turn of the century to the present day to bring great recipes from each decade to life, with help from the Cubs and Levy Restaurants!

Decade Dogs

Wrigley Field's culinary team also put a historical twist on everyone's gameday favorite, the hot dog. Cubs' fans can enjoy a variety of Decade Dogs throughout the season next to Gate F near section 123, which include:

  •  1910's Rueben Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, sliced corn beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese. Available all season
  • 1920's Chicago Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, tomato wedges, pickle spears, sport peppers, diced onions, mustard, neon relish and celery salt, served on a poppy seed bun. Available all season.
  • 1930's Cheese Steak Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, shaved ribeye steak, grilled onions, peppers and provolone cheese. Available during the 1930's homestand
  • 1940's Corn Dog Nibblers: Deep-fried mini Vienna Beef corn dogs. Available during the 1940's homestand
  • 1950's TV Dinner Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. Available during the 1950's homestand
  • 1960's Buffalo Wing Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, diced chicken, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese crumbles and chopped celery. Availably all season
  • 1970's Pulled Pork Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, pulled pork, barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Available all season
  • 1980's Nacho Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog, tortilla strips, nacho cheese, salsa and pickled jalapenos. Available during the 1980's homestand
  • 1990's Bagel Dog: Vienna Beef hot dog wrapped in a warm bagel with deli mustard. Available during the 1990's homestand
  • 2000's Dog: The most popular hot dog from the previous decades. Available during the 2000's homestand

Cubs' suite holders can enjoy delicious dishes from yesteryear with the Suite Package of the Century, which features fan favorites from the past 100 years. Dishes include:

  • 1910's Reuben Fritters: Served with horseradish-mustard dipping sauce
  • 1920's Caesar Salad: crisp romaine, housemade Caesar dressing, parmesan garlic croutons
  • 1930's Chicago-style Hot Dogs: Vienna beef hot dogs, tomato, onion, neon relish, pickle, sport peppers, celery salt
  • 1940's Macaroni and Cheese: cavatappi pasta made in a creamy sauce made from three cheeses
  • 1950's Twisted Potato Chips: Served with classic, creamy Lipton Onion Dip
  • 1960's Wedge Salad: Served with bleu cheese dressing, bacon crumbles and green onions
  • 1970's Shrimp Cocktail Shooters: Jumbo shrimp, zesty cocktail sauce served in a shot glass
  • 1980's Cajun Wings: Served with cool ranch dipping sauce
  • 1990's Mini Veggie Burgers: Our housemade veggie burger served on whole wheat bun
  • 2000's Niman Ranch Pork Sandwich: Specialty smoked pork with caramelized onions, signature steak sauce on toasted focaccia bread

Ten Timeless Toddies

Cubs' fans can quench their thirst with signature, period cocktails, served in limited edition souvenir glasses on the main concourse at section 109 and on the bleacher patio in left field. As each drink is unveiled throughout the season, Chef will share the recipes online at WrigleyField100.com so fans can recreate the Wrigley experience at home. Decade drinks include:

  • 1910's Weeghman Park Old Fashioned: Bulleit Rye and Finest Call Old Fashioned Mix, served with an orange slice and cherry
  • 1920's Upper Deck Gin Rickey: A Gilded Age cocktail made with Tanqueray Gin, lime juice and club soda, garnished with basil
  • 1930's Called Shot: A Manhattan made with fans' choice of whiskey - Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Crown Royal or Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 1940's Day Game: A variation on a Hurricane, made with Captain Morgan, Meyers Dark Rum and Finest Call Hurricane Mix
  • 1950's Mr. Cub Cocktail #14: In honor of Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, this Cubbie Blue cocktail features Smirnoff Vodka, Blue Curacao and lemonade, served with a slice of lemon and a cherry
  • 1960's Alabama Ironman: This modern twist on the Whiskey Sour pays homage to Billy Williams, made with peach puree, lemon and lime juice
  • 1970's Cooperstown Iced Tea: A variation on a Long Island Iced Tea, which surged to popularity during the 70's, this cocktail features Captain Morgan's Ready-to-Drink Long Island Iced Tea Mix
  • 1980's Electric Ryno Margarita: A blue margarita featuring Don Julio Tequila, Blue Curacao, lime juice and agave nectar, served with a light-up straw
  • 1990's Home Run Hop: A Dominican-inspired cocktail made with island flavors including Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Meyers Silver Rum, pineapple juice and coconut water
  • 2000's Playoff Punch: A Cosmopolitan-inspired punch made with Smirnoff Orange Vodka, Monin Tiki Blend, cranberry and lime juice

Ballpark Brews and More

In addition to the new decade cocktails, Cubs fans can enjoy an expanded offering of beers this season:

  • Goose Island: Fans can now enjoy drafts and bottles of Goose Island favorites such as 312 Urban Wheat, 312 Urban Pale Ale, Green Line, Matilda and Sofie
  • Budweiser and Bud Light
  • Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita
  • Redbridge gluten-free beer
  • Johnny Appleseed Cider
  • Old Style

Throwback Sundays

Wrigley Field isn't just bringing history to fans' taste buds. The Cubs have partnered with Majestic Athletic to recreate throwback uniforms from each decade, which the team will wear on Throwback Sunday games. Fans can sport the jerseys as well, along with other vintage threads, which will be available at the Cubs Team Store on the Wrigley Field concourse and authorized Cubs retailers. Jerseys offered include:

  • May 4th - 1929 Jersey
  • May 18th - 1937 Jersey
  • June 8th - 1942 Jersey
  • June 22nd - 1953 Jersey
  • July 13th - 1969 Jersey
  • August 10th - 1988 Jersey
  • August 24th - 1994 Jersey

For more details on all of the Centennial food and fun planned for the 2014 season, visit WrigleyField100.com and LevyRestaurants.com.

About Levy Restaurants

Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of America's fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies, and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was recently named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia in Chicago, Fulton's Crab House, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned sports and entertainment venues like Churchill Downs in Louisville, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and events including the Super Bowl, World Series, U. S. Open, Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA All-Star Games and the GRAMMY® Awards. For details, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.

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