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Cubs Execs Ate Roasted Goat From Stephanie Izard & Boka Inside Wrigley

Epstein and Hoyer devoured the curse

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The Boka Group and co-owner Kevin Boehm (center) delivered a roasted goat to the Cubs’ Theo Epstein (left, holding goat bone) and Jed Hoyer (right) last week at Wrigley Field.
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The team from Boka Restaurant Group has lost a lot of sleep during the Cubs championship run, even traveling to Cleveland to catch a few games. Kevin Boehm, Rob Katz and Ian Goldberg weren’t exactly strangers to Wrigley Field this season or last, and they’ve made friends with team management. Flash forward to Thursday after the Cubs’ World Series win when the trio arrived at Wrigley Field to deliver 9 1/2 pounds of goat roasted by chef Stephanie Izard’s crew.

"Rob, Ian and I just delivered some Roasted Goat Leg from Girl and the Goat to Jed & Theo at Wrigley Field per request," Boehm posted on Instagram. "I would say the Goat and all its curses are officially roasted."

The Sun-Times reported Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and executive VP and GM Jed Hoyer devoured the goat while at the empty stadium, sitting in the left field bleachers. Hoyer made the request while on the phone with Boehm and friends. Izard’s Girl and the Goat restaurant in the West Loop is part of Boka, and she’s a bit of a Cubs superfan. She even collaborated on a burger with goat chili with Shake Shack.

The Cubs win last week supposedly ended the fabled curse invoked by the Billy Goat Tavern’s Bill Sianis, ending a drought of 108 years without a championship. However, not everyone is happy with the consumption of goats.

Meanwhile, the Cubs and other members of the support staff enjoyed themselves over the weekend. Despite being a shelter from sports during the baseball season, The Metro caught World Series fever. The music venue, just blocks north of Wrigley Field, hosted a private party for the team on Friday, reported NBC Chicago.

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