Harry Caray's Restaurant, "the best steakhouse in Chicago"* with "the quintessential Chicago bar"**, is named for the late, renowned baseball announcer and has been designated the Official Home Plate of the Chicago Cubs. The bar is 60'6," the exact distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate, and the restaurant houses 1,500 pieces of baseball memorabilia, including photographs, vintage newspapers, a Sammy Sosa autographed bat, and items from Stan Musial, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, and others. Harry Caray's is just north of the Loop in one of Chicago's most architecturally significant buildings.
"The Harry Caray's Restaurant Cookbook" is a visit to Chicago and the restaurant that serves "the best Chicken Vesuvio in the city"***. More than 150 recipes include "potent pasta, holy-cow steaks, and chicken fit for the Chairman of the Board." **** The stories, sidebars, and pictures bring back memories of baseball and Chicago. This important addition to the RoadfoodTM Cookbook series is sure to be a favorite with people in Chicagoland and throughout the country.
"When you only have time to visit one restaurant in Chicago, it's got to be Harry Caray's" - David M. Lissner, "Dining Chicago."
* Chicago Tribune
** Jay Leno
*** Chicago Tribune and ABC
**** Chicago Sun Times