Cubs Add Pop-Up Menus From City’s Top Chefs, Starting With Stephanie Izard

Ariel Cheung | DNAinfo | May 24, 2017

WRIGLEY FIELD — Some of Chicago’s top chefs will dream up new takes on their favorite ballpark eats for a pop-up series at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs are first teaming up with Stephanie Izard, the newly crowned Iron Chef who won the first season of “Iron Chef Gauntlet” earlier this week.

Izard’s ballpark-inspired menu will be offered at the newly renovated Sheffield Counter on the main concourse starting with the St. Louis Cardinals game June 2.

Also a James Beard award recipient and “Top Chef” winner, Izard will carry on with her goat-themed offerings, which are found at her Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner and Duck Duck Goat.

“Since the inception of our restoration project, our food and beverage offerings have improved dramatically,” said Alex Sugarman, Cubs senior vice president of strategy and ballpark operations. “We’re honored these elite chefs will advance those efforts with their unique culinary approaches.”

Following Izard will be food from Matthias Merges, owner of Logan Square’s Yusho Japanese Grill + Noodle House and several popular bars. Merges’ menu will be available in late June into early July, with Pork & Mindy’s chef Jeff Mauro wrapping up July.

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