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Chicago: We need to talk about the food at Wrigley Field

The Joe Maddon hoagie. (Source: WOIO) The Joe Maddon hoagie. (Source: WOIO)
The offerings at Wrigley Field are the classic ballpark favorites. (Source: WOIO) The offerings at Wrigley Field are the classic ballpark favorites. (Source: WOIO)
Wrigley Field offers the basics. (Source: WOIO) Wrigley Field offers the basics. (Source: WOIO)
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We're only in Game 3 of the World Series but there is a clear winner: Cleveland's food at Progressive Field. 

Wrigley Field has all the classics you'd expect -- hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack and nachos piled high in a baseball helmet. But that's about it. 

In Cleveland you'll find all the expected classics and then hot dogs with Froot Loops at Happy Dog, huge grilled cheese sandwiches at Melt, burritos at Barrio, a Thomenator -- a foot long hot dog with pierogi, Dante's Pizza, cheesesteaks and more. 

A few standout items at Wrigley are the Giordano's stuffed pizza, some bison brats and the Joe Maddon third base hoagie. 

Maddon is the current manager of the Cubs and while his sandwich is pretty tasty, it's also pretty basic. It's a sandwich on white bread with cheese, ham, salami, tomato, lettuce and a pepper relish. 

There is also a stand that sells "smokies." If you order a smokie at Wrigley Field, you're not going to get the same cured meat stick as when you buy them in Cleveland. In Chicago it's a hickory smoked beef sausage hot off the grill with peppers an onions.

Speaking of onions, they offer them at Wrigley Field next to the condiments. Despite having Onion in the Sugardale Hot Dog race at Progressive Field, onions are not a topping available near the condiments in Cleveland. 

There is one major condiment missing in Chi-town: Bertman Mustard. All of their mustard is yellow and yes, it's part of the signature Chicago Dog, but Cubs fans are really missing out on the brown mustard. 

Sport peppers, mustard, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle, tomato slices and a dash of celery salt on a poppy seed bun are delicious toppings but they can't compare to Froot Loops. 

Wrigley gets two vegetarian thumbs up for having chopped salads and a veggie burger. While they aren't exciting, they're at least options in a stadium full of hot dogs and hamburgers. 

    The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are playing Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field Friday night at 8 p.m. 

    The Fall Classic is tied 1-1.

    Games 4 and 5 will also be played in Chicago. 

    Get live updates from Chicago from Cleveland 19's Tony Zarrella. 

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