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Tourists in Wrigleyville: Marlins at Cubs

26 July 2008 No Comment

On Thursday night, our friends from London, England were in town, so of course, we needed to “experience” Wrigleyville. Before the game, we decided to eat at the new Harry Caray’s Tavern located at 3551 N. Sheffield Avenue. However, the place was already packed at 5:15 pm. We chose to move on and walk to Clark St. The restaurants on Clark St. were empty. We attributed the emptiness to not being located next to the Addison El stop.

We ate dinner at The Central – www.thecentralchicago.com. The Central had a lot of tables to sit at before the game and a cheap bar menu. Sandwiches ranged between $6 and $7.

After dinner, we stopped at Vines on Clark (www.cubbybear.com/vinesonclark) because they had an outdoor bar. The Ultimate Sports Wife wrote about our previous dining experience. Beers were $5 for 12-ounces – technically, more expensive than inside Wrigley.

The Cubs beat the Marlins 6-3 to become the first National League team to win 60 games this season. However, that could be a bad omen as the last National League team to win the World Series after being the first to 60 games was the 1995 Atlanta Braves. The Cubs were also the first team to 60 wins in 2001 and did not make the playoffs.

Also, the Cubs passed the 2 million attendance mark quicker

After the game, we went to Wrigleyville Sports – www.wrigleyvillesports.com. It was the most crowded I’ve ever seen the place. Of course, I never go there after a game.

Instead of going out in Wrigleyville after that, we hung out on our deck and watched the crowd disperse. The Brits enjoyed their visit to Wrigley Field and the Ultimate Sports Wife and I enjoyed being tourists in our own neighborhood.

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