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A Weekend of Sports and Food

by John Wroblewski

Sep 7, 2021

It was a busy long weekend of sporting events and food. I was all over the Chicago area, but I had a lot of fun and delicious meals.

It started Thursday with a charity softball game benefiting PAWS Chicago at Wintrust Field, home of the Schaumburg Boomers minor league baseball team. On the way home, we went to D’Agostino’s. We loved the toasted cheese ravioli appetizer while we waited for our pizza, one of our favorites.


On Friday we watched the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6–5 at Wrigley Field. We celebrated the win with a feast at Sushi World. The mango tango roll was my favorite, but we tried many more rolls, and all were fantastic.


Saturday was spent at the Ballpark in Rosemont watching two Athletes Unlimited softball games. Lou Malnati’s was the dinner choice after a long but fun day of softball.


We went to downtown Chicago to see the Chicago Sky clinch a playoff spot as they beat the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday. After the game, we found La Cantina Grill right down the street. The beer-battered tilapia tacos tasted as good as they looked. The frozen margaritas were excellent, too.


I chose to relax at home on Labor Day. We channel surfed all day and ordered pizza from Graziano’s. My choice was the Bianca pizza, which has spinach, caramelized onions, smoked mozzarella and a Parmesan cream sauce. I am working my way through all of their pizza choices, and this was one of the best. It had great flavor and texture combinations while being surprisingly light.

pizzaI wrote yesterday about taking a break from running, but after all these wonderful meals, I think I need to get back to it. I might have gained a couple pounds, but I had a great time along the way.

— John Wroblewski, online writer


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