By Joe Veyera
While the Mariners won’t be in the Windy City to take on the Chicago White Sox until July 4, Benito’s Chicago Eatery (6201 15th Ave NW) will be pitting fans of the two teams against each other next week, as the restaurant celebrates its second anniversary in Ballard.
Between June 25 and 29, the restaurant will offer a “Mariners” deep dish pizza (a white pie with house made creamy garlic dressing, chicken breast, fresh spinach, mushrooms, fresh tomato slices, and pecorino romano), and a “White Sox” deep dish pizza (a Benito’s Special with aged mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushroom, onion, organic tomatoes, seasonings, pecorino romano).
Whichever pizza sells the most over the five day span will have that team’s flag flown in Benito’s window facing 15th Avenue Northwest during the teams’ series July 4 through 6.
Benito’s owner and chef Ben Kulikowski is a Chicago native and a lifelong White Sox fan, putting him at odds with local baseball fans in the heart of Mariners country in this competition.
The restaurant is also offering specials during dinner service next Wednesday through Sunday, with $3 microbrews, $3 glasses of Proletariate Wine and $2 kids hotdogs available with the purchase of any size pizza.
For more information on Benito’s, click here.