Recently I attended a Cubs Baseball game in Chicago, IL. If you haven’t been to Wrigley Field there is no baseball park like it. My boyfriend is from Chicago and a HUGE Cubs fan. This was my 3rd time being in the stadium, and while the Cubs did not win, it was my best experience yet. Each game I look forward to the 7th inning stretch, hearing “Go Cubs Go, Go Cubs Go” at the end of a winning game and the sound of the old score board as it counts balls and strikes.
While driving into lively Wrigleyville, I did a little research in the back seat on my smart phone. I found information on the blog Not Even a Crumb that in March of 2011 they had implemented designated gluten-free spots in the park for beer, hot dogs (including buns) and other snacks.
Around the corner from our seats on the mezzanine level just outside the bleachers in center field, I found this little nook of a concession stand that had gluten-free beer and snacks. Next I was on my journey to find the gluten-free hot dogs.
Sheffield Grill!!! Located on the bottom floor between the bleacher seats and right field seats it is pretty easy to find. They had gluten-free hot dogs, hot dog buns, corned beef sandwiches, bbq sandwiches and all of the fixings. I was so excited to have a Chicago style hot dog with peppers, mustard, onions, pickles, tomatoes with my boyfriend. It was AWESOME! Being able to have gluten-free hot dog with a gluten-free beer made me so happy.
I wish I had taken a better photo to document this momentous occasion but we had to get back to the game and I was so hungry, I couldn’t wait a second longer to have this yummy treat. While the bun in no way compares to a gluten-containing bun and I made a complete mess, the hot dog was hot and the fix-ins were fresh and flavorful. You will need to eat it over a plate and have lots of napkins on hand but all in all it rounded out a perfect night at the old ball game.