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Cubs to Serve Matthias Merges’ Korean Hot Dogs and Fried Chicken at Wrigley Field

Merges follows Stephanie Izard in the rotation

Matthias Merges
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Iron Chef Stephanie Izard started the celebrity chef series for the Cubs and now it’s Matthias Mergesturn in the rotation. Merges (Yusho, Billy Sunday, A10, Old Irving Brewing) will debut his Wrigley Field menu on Monday, June 19 while the Cubs battle San Diego. Like Izard’s food, Merges’s items have an Asian influence. Fan offerings include Japanese-spiced fried chicken and a Korean hot dog.

Last year, Wrigley began serving kegged cocktails from Billy Sunday—Merges’ Logan Square cocktail bar—at the ballpark and Merges’ relationship with the Cubs continues to grow. He’s opening up Lucky Dorr—named after formers Cubs’ groundskeeper Bobby Dorr—inside the newly-erected Cubs’ administrative building off Waveland and Clark. Look for more news on that project later this week.

Pork & Mindy’s chef Jeffy Mauro is on deck, as his menu debuts on July 21. Fans have until July 9 to sample Merges’ fare at Wrigley. Read Merges’ full menu below. The special game day items are available on the main concourse down the right field line.

Barbecue Shrimp Skewer

Spiced grilled shrimp with Japanese-style fried rice

The Yusho Hot Dog

Korean frankwurst with kimchi, carrot kraut, grilled shishito peppers, and Chinese mustard


Yusho Fried Chicken

Yusho-style fried boneless chicken thighs, served with Picnic Potato Salad and spicy gochujang sauce


Spicy Asian Pork Rinds

Crispy pork rinds with Yusho hot sauce


Loaded Fries

Fries topped with Chinese sausage gravy, scallions, and pickled hot peppers


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