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Host a Winning Cubs Watch Party with These Snacks

Host a Winning Cubs Watch Party with These Snacks

Chicago is well-known to be one of the last bastions of culinary delights, but game day fare that you can make at home has a hard time living up to the same level of hype. However, when the Cubs are in the playoffs, excitement levels will cause Chicagoans to hunker down together and prepare for a victory dance ... after some Chicago-style dogs, deep dish pizzas, Italian beef sandwiches and maybe some Garrett's popcorn as a late-game snack, of course. Don't miss out on any of the great options available for Chicago food with our wrap-up. Once you've enjoyed the party, we'll share some quick garbage disposal tips to clean house safely and effectively. 

Game-Day Greats

Watching the Chicago Cubs wipe out the opposition really requires a solid Chicago meal to ensure that the team is getting the support that they need to win in the playoffs. True superfans know that it is the game day backing for their favorite players that can make a difference between fabulous success and astounding failure. Be sure you don't let down your team when you gather to enjoy these culinary delights:

  • Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich. True Italian sandwiches require thick bread, pulled pork style beef and some beautiful au jus to sweeten the deal. 
  • Chicago-style Hot Dogs. Boiled, not broiled — and never with ketchup — Chicago-style dogs are piled high with condiments including celery salt, pickle spears, tomatoes and more.
  • Deep Dish Pizza. The warm, melty ooey-gooey pan pizza is a specialty in the area. Thick crust and a variety of toppings make this Chicago treat hard to beat. 
  • Chicago Dip. It may look like traditional spinach dip, but this Chicago favorite has a twist. Serve it warm or chilled. Pro tip: this dip is exceptional when served in a bread bowl.

Boiled, not broiled — and never with ketchup — Chicago-style dogs are piled high with condiments including celery salt, pickle spears, tomatoes and more. It's the perfect thing to have in hand while cheering on the Cubs.

Cleaning Responsibly

The last thing you want to do is be stuck with a broken garbage disposal due to a guest's bad decisions, so be sure to use this handy kitchen gadget responsibly. If you have a relatively small motor in your current garbage disposal, it wouldn't hurt to get an inexpensive upgrade. Trust us, it can save you a lot of time, effort and frustration in the future. Having a disposal with at least a 1/2 horsepower motor will ensure that you can grind up the majority of items without burning out the motor.

Stringy or fibrous items such as celery, lettuce, potato peelings and onion skins should never go in your garbage disposal as they can entangle the blades and cause them to jam. While it may surprise you, rice and noodles are also a bad choice as they can expand and take up additional room within your plumbing and cause a leak or damage your disposal unit.

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