An Out-of-the-Ballpark Trip to Wrigleyville
Wrigleyville's cleanup and redevelopment took place over many years, but Tom Tunney, a Chicago alderman and local restaurant owner, says the transformation really kicked into high gear in 2003. That year, the Cubs made it to the division playoffs and began opening Wrigley Field to concerts by Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett and the Police.
But with new restaurants, new shops and an overall fresh look, one thing hasn't changed over the years: This is still the only residential neighborhood in the Midwest that just happens to have a major-league ballpark in the middle of it. And whether you're in the mood to cheer on the team or linger over slow food, you'll feel at home here.
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Pictured: One of the signature dishes at Uncommon Ground on Clark is the sweet-potato fries served with goat cheese fondue.