1) Wishful thinking that it’s the South Side’s turn.
2) Processed cheese cravings.
3) The killer beer selection.
Regarding that last one, it’s happening. It’s really happening. At Craft Kave, a new 75-beer-strong bar near the right field bullpen that’s now open for home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Beers are displayed in six coolers that look like this. Help yourself to a can of Off Color’s Troublesome, Solemn Oath’s Fun Sponge, Revolution’s Eugene Porter or Baderbräu’s South Side Pride. Pay the cashier. Then, do a double take to make sure you’re still adjacent to a baseball field.
There’s a nice view of it just past the rectangular bar, which takes up about half of the White-Sox-memorabilia-filled space. There’s seating on both sides, plus a first-come, first-served patio that’s so close to the outfield, you can smell the grass clippings.
It’s also your go-to for food not served in plastic helmets, like Italian beef burgers covered in provolone and giardiniera. And if you insist on sticking with the nacho cheese, it’s offered on a burger with chili and salsa.
You do, by the way. You do insist.