4-Pound Pretzel at Wrigley Field Fails to Impress
I went to Wrigley Field for the Cubs-Astros game on Saturday. Bobby Scales scored on a walk-off hit to win the game after Gregg blew a 4-run lead in the 9th. While the game itself was exciting, and my seats were insanely good (thanks Ethan), the real highlight of the game was my attempts to eat the 4 lb. pretzel being offered at the park.
The pretzel itself is a new thing offered by Levys Restaurants at Wrigley. It is dubbed “the Northside Twist”. The pretzel itself was huge and very soft. It was a bit on the salty side but in general it wasn’t bad. The problem came with the dipping sauces. There were 3 sauces and each sucked for a different reason. The first sauce was a sweet sauce that was thick and way too sweet. The second sauce was a spicy mustard. Now I feel like mustard is a traditional dipping sauce for pretzels, but this sauce was extremely spicy and didn’t even taste that good. The last sauce was the only one that was bearable, but it had its own issues. It was a cheese sauce but it was not like the nacho cheese sauce, which would have been fine. It was a different kind of cheese with a very thick consistency, almost to the point of being hard. The cheese itself was so-so tasting, but almost impossible to dip the soft pretzel in because of the consistency.
So overall I give the “North Side Twist” a B-. This grade can be easily remedied with the introduction of a different sauce selection, but until then, I don’t recommend it.