Watching the boy at one of his first practices on the FIRE youth team (I’m so proud), and the FIRE Pitch on Chicago’s north side is showing off its new restaurant, Heineken Pub 97.  

I’m a sucker for any place that offers Heineken on tap and figured my inaugural practice viewing food should come from the left side of the menu. 

12 wings, buffalo style, with a side of ranch and blue cheese. A fresh tasting wing with solid flavor, not breaded nor covered with too much sauce. 

A fine light meal on their outdoor patio with a great view of all their pitches. 

Enjoy the peaceful patio along the river and away from traffic while the weather lasts. I will. 

Heineken Pub 97 at the Private Bank FIRE Pitch, 3626 N Talman, Chicago, IL  60618, 773.327.3473