The Real Cost of a Baseball Pilgrimage

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2012-06-09T17:34:12Z

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Chicago Hotel and Food

$149: Majestic Hotel Chicago, including taxes, one night
$22: Hotel parking
$10: Breakfast on the way to Chicago
$22: Lunch at the Cubby Bear (beef sliders, garlic fries, beverage)
$70: Dinner at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse & Bar, founded by the veteran play-by-play announcer known for singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch. Order a calamari appetizer, filet mignon, and a side of spinach with garlic & oil.
$12: Two Chicago craft beers -- Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Brewery and Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing

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