February 19, 2012 |
Two years ago, Michael Bliss had just finished climbing the highest peak in the Caribbean islands when he decided to do something else he'd never done. "Coming off that with dehydration, malnutrition and tearing a few ligaments in my foot, I said, 'Hey why not do something fun?'" he said of his decision to try his first cigar. Now, the 29-year-old Pullman resident estimates, he puffs about three stogies a week, frequenting tobacco shops all over the city in search of a good smoke.
November 13, 2013 |
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. First we saw Michael Jordan playing beer pong on Instagram, and now there's the inevitable video proof. A video posted by TMZ Wednesday shows His Airness smoking a cigar as Kanye's "N***** in Paris" plays in the background, while engaging some serious bros in a game of beer pong. The video came after Deadspin posted Instagram photos of the same event. (h/t Sun Times Voices ) Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
April 22, 2014 |
EAT Python Pizza Big G's Pizza 3716 N. Clark St. 773-281-2444 To commemorate the Arizona Diamondbacks' arrival at Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, the Wrigleyville spot offers up - while supplies last - a snake meat slice ($4) featuring a python meat and chicken meatball combination, black bean base, corn salsa, salsa verde and mozzarella and chihuahua cheeses. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Taste Of Vietnam Banh Mi & Co. 214 W. Van Buren St. 773-868-9988 Soups are the focus of this drop-in dinner featuring traditional pho,...
March 1, 2012 |
Thursday was a special day in Chicago sports: The 14th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. The event marked what would have been the Cubs announcer's 98th birthday, with fans all over Chicago - and more than 100 countries - raising a glass of Bud, or other beverage, at 5:45 p.m. It's a tradition that has become one of the most anticipated parts of the baseball season - for Cubs fans at least. Caray's day stands along in Chicago sports, but are there other players/sports figures who could someday have a toast all to themselves?
June 27, 2012 |
For a brief moment last week, when the Cubs took two of three games from the White Sox, it looked like the Cubs were poised for a turnaround and the Sox were slipping. The teams have reversed course recently, however, and Wednesday's games were solid examples: The Sox drubbed Minnesota 12-5 and the Cubs were pulverized 17-1 by the N.Y. Mets. Here's what else we took from the Chicago teams' recent performances. WHITE SOX Good news: Adam Dunn broke an 0-for-24 skid with three hits, including a homer.
November 14, 2013 |
Billy Goat Tavern won't be moving or closing, even if a planned redevelopment of its property goes through , the Sianis family said in a statement Thursday morning. "The Realtor Building has been keeping us in the loop since discussions began with us over a month ago, and have assured us that The Billy Goat Tavern will not leave or close its doors on Michigan Avenue if or when the proposed redevelopment happens," the statement reads, referring...