Chicago's sports stadiums are experiencing a bit of a food Renaissance. Whether it's the United Center's bold new plan to revamp its offerings, or Wrigley Field courting Cubs' superfan Doug Sohn to offer Hot Doug's sausages at The Friendly Confines. As the start of the Bears season approaches, it remains unclear if Soldier Field fans will see a game changer this season concessions wise (or team wise), but they're at least adding one new item (or player) this season.
Enter The Midway Monster Dog, unveiled by jovial ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell via his Twit feed. Aramark, which runs many of the concessions inside Soldier Field (a Chicago Park District facility), will unveil more details on new offerings next week. But for now, fans can ponder what kind of sausage is underneath the corned beef and bacon-caraway sauerkraut. It's finished with mustard and served on a pretzel bun.
"The Monsters of the Midway" was the Bears' nickname because the team used to field stout defensive teams. But that's not the only place where the name is familiar. Chicago's Dog House, the sausage stand near DePaul in Lincoln Park, has offered its Midway Monster Hot Dog for years. It's topped with Colby, bacon, barbecue sauce and hot giardiniera. It costs $4.20. No word if these wieners are related, but the Soldier Field version probably costs more.
Check back next week for more on new offerings for Bears fans this season at Soldier Field. H/T to the Sun-Times.