A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef and Swiss from Triple Play Carvery at U.S. Cellular Field

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

I realize that I'm writing about a concession item at U.S. Cellular Field even though I recently went to all the trouble of putting together a list of places to eat before a White Sox game. Thing is, even though I'd eaten earlier in the evening, around the the fifth inning or so I got a little peckish, okay? Luckily there are options. Though often derided, especially next to Wrigley Field, the Cell is actually a great place to watch a game—if, that is, you manage to sit in the lower section. Not only does the upper deck leave you far from the action and with serious vertigo, the food options on the lower level are much, much better.

It's not the best example I've had in Chicago, but the corned beef with Swiss cheese ($8.50, with cheese) from the Triple Play Carvery is better than you have any right to expect at a ballpark. Namely, the meat is freshly sliced, so you don't get any of those slimy pieces of sad lunch meat. It'd be better if served warm, but an extra squirt of mustard helps tremendously.

Anyone have other favorite dishes from U.S. Cellular Field? I'll have to get back soon, both to cheer on the Sox, and see what else the concessions have to offer.

Triple Play Carvery

U.S. Cellular Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 (map)