ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTSP) - The day after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in over a century, 10News WTSP reporter Phil Buck found some native Chicagoans in St. Petersburg looking to celebrate with a little home cooking.
“I tell you what, last night was one of the best World Series that I’ve seen in a long time,” said Ricky Warwick, owner of Chi-Town Beefs & Dogs in downtown St. Petersburg. “It’s been a long time in the making.”
“Oh man, it’s been great. Four generations waiting to win that game,” said Herb Pieper, who came for a “wet beef” Italian sandwich. “Incredible. Absolutely incredible, you can’t even talk about it, people crying, I mean it was awesome.”
“Oh my God, my husband had to go to bed, he couldn’t stay up any longer, so there I am by myself and I’m trying to scream and I can’t scream because he’s sleeping,” said Maria Paoli Troche, who opted for the traditional Chicago-style hot dog. “We came over here to this Chi-Town restaurant to celebrate with a hot dog because that’s all we can. Right? We can’t go to Chicago so that’s what we’re doing.”
“Can’t believe it, a long time coming, they did it for my dad this year, God rest his soul he passed earlier,” added Kevin Jakubowski. “I was just walking by and I saw Chicago dogs, I couldn’t believe it. To get a true Chicago dog, done right… Today of all days after they won the pennant last night?? Man … I’m on cloud nine.”