June 23, 2014 11:59 pm •
Pierogis and potato pancakes consumed by Chicago White Sox fans July 1 at U.S. Cellular Field are being made by Hammond’s MJ Polish Deli, which for the third year has been invited back to serve its menu during Polish Heritage Night at the South Side ballpark.
MJ’s owner Mariola Magana said White Sox officials contacted her three years ago to take part in Polish Heritage Night because the club has employees who live in the region and recommended MJ’s.
“It’s so much fun,” Magana said. “It’s very welcoming there. We don’t get to see the game so much but it’s a nice experience.
Magana said fans can look for her booth on the main level in the outfield. She said the White Sox usually promote her appearance with a message on the team’s Jumbotron.
Magana said they usually pick up new customers after appearing at the game.
“We pass out flyers and our business cards,” she said. “Everybody is nice. They wait in line for awhile and nobody complains.”
MJ Polish Deli, which is also a regular at Whiting’s Pierogi Fest, has been open for 16 years. Magana took over in 2008.
MJ’s is located at 7112 Calumet Ave. Store hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (219) 937-6007.
Discounted tickets are available for the July 1 game against the Los Angeles Angels at whitesox.com.