With Cubs fans hyped in Chicago, local businesses are trying to cater to sense of enthusiasm by offering special deals themed around the Cubbies. Here are just a few.
The Chop Shop in Wicker Park is offering a classic Chicago combination in honor of the Cubs this season. For just $5, patrons can indulge in a Vienna Beef hot dog and an Old Style tallboy.
“We’ll project games on the rooftop patio,” says owner Mario Minelli.
At Goddess and Grocer locations, fans can get their hands on a blue and red layer cake or a Rizzo sandwich. A dollar from each sale will go to the Anthony Rizzo Foundation. There’s also a Jake sandwich.
“Which is super hearlth, like Jake Arnette is,” said Phyllis Petrilli of Goddess and Grocer.
Hotels like the Tremont on Michigan Avenue are offering Cubs packages of up to 20 percent off for out of towners or those looking to escape for a weekend.
Chicago Cubs nail art is offered at Fantasy Nails, 1743 W. North Ave., going for the price of a regular manicure.
Snacks and beers abound at Mariano’s grocery stores, like exclusive Ballpark Crunch, a caramel mixture with peanuts, or $2 Bud and Bud Lights.
Even Chicago Fire stars, like David Eigenberg, are excited about the deals at Marianos.
“They’re the best team the Cubs have put together,” he said, pushing a cart in the store with his kids. “Go Cubs!”