It’s been 71 long years, but the Cubs have finally made their way back to the World Series, and Chicagoans are in an enthusiastic uproar. To show their support, five local eateries have crafted these unique bites—from brats to pizza and cake pops—in celebration of the beloved North Side squad.
Cheer “Go Cubs go” for superstar sammies like The Jake (as in Arrieta, naturally) with grilled chicken and edamame hummus, and The Rizzo with chipotle-braised carnitas in a torta, plus sporty spins on its legendary rainbow cake with the Victory Cake—six layers of red and blue cake with vanilla buttercream, also available in cupcake and cake pop form. Bonus: A portion of the proceeds goes to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation to help fund cancer research and support families affected by the disease. Multiple locations
Chow down on the limited-time “Wurst to First” sausage, made with Links’ classic house-made beer brat loaded up with pretzel-crusted deep fried chicken livers, bacon kraut, and honey mustard, all on a sausage roll. Wash it down with discounted Old Style Tall Boy cans. 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7692
No World Series viewing party is complete without pizza, and the Cubs’ official pie is showing their support with a “Fly the W” deep-dish ’za, with extra cheese in the shape of a “W” on their classic cheese pizza. Ask for the exclusive Cubs pizza box for the full Cubbies experience. Multiple locations
Anthony Rizzo gets more love at this stylish Fulton Market bar with a namesake sandwich: Italian sausage on a focaccia bun complete with hot giardiniera, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, and French fries on the side. 130 S. Green St., 312-226-6565
This authentic French patisserie designed two desserts perfect for sweet victory: The Joe Maddon Stud Muffin, with blue velvet cake topped with a vanilla macaroon, and the Clark entremet, featuring caramel cremeux and ballpark staple Cracker Jacks. Multiple locations