The Windy City is coming to the desert on April 1 at The Duce during Wrigley Central, a free Wrigleyville-inspired tailgate. From 11 a.m. to midnight, The Duce will pack its 15,000 square foot grownup playground, bar and eatery with Chicago-style food, drinks and fun for Cubs die-hards and Chicagophiles. “You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the fun vibe and energy of Wrigleyville. There’s just nothing like it,” said owner and Chicago native Steve Rosenstein. “We’re bringing Chicago all-stars to The Duce for a day so Phoenicians can indulge in everything great about the Windy City.”
Legendary Chicago pizzeria Lou Malnati’s, now with a location at Camelback Road and Central Avenue in Phoenix, will hand-make its famous deep dish pizza from scratch on site and load them into one of 12 pizza ovens they will have at the event. Crescent Crown will serve up its own taste of Chicago – Old Style beer. An authentic Chicago hot dog joint, a Prairie Vodka lemonade stand and a Gary Poppins Gourmet Popcorn stand will keep the party fueled as patrons dance to a live DJ, participate in an all-day cornhole tournament and pick up one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Cubs vintage clothing shop. A portion of Wrigley Central’s food, drink and retail proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals with rankings in all ten specialties. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education.