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Another Century-Long Wait Is Over for the Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field Is Getting Kosher Food

Get ready for Romanian hot dogs, Polish sausages, and spiritual uplift

Sophie Aroesty
July 13, 2017

The Chicago Cubs famously went 108 years without winning a World Series championship, but few know about their other over-a-century-long streak. The ballpark has been a kosher food desert ever since its opening 103 years ago. But sit-tight for this rain delay—the drought is finally over. Wrigley Field is getting kosher food.

Kosher Standz, a conglomerate of the Chicago-based catering company Danziger Kosher Midwest, is opening DanZtand in Wrigley on July 21. They’ll be serving up Romanian hot dogs, Romanian Polish Sausages, Super Pretzels, and drinks.

“It’s extremely exciting,” said the unimprovably named Sam Mashiach, a partner of Danziger Kosher Midwest. “It took 100 plus years for the Cubs to win a world championship, and it took 100 plus years for kosher food to get to Wrigley.”

Mashiach met with Cubs executives and convinced them that Kosher was the way to go.

“Chicago is known for their hot dogs and we’re obviously trying to bring the best kosher food there,” Mashiach said. He explained that non-kosher Wrigley-goers have just as much reason to be excited as the kosher clientele. He described the hot dogs as being extremely tasty, juicy, and healthier, lacking harsh chemicals found in other meats, and having an “elite status above the rest.”

Wrigley Field will become the 13th major league ballpark to house kosher food. The Cubs will join the ranks of other big hitters like the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. So now, Jewish Cubbie fans can celebrate another win.

Sophie Aroesty is an editorial intern at Tablet.