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Chicago Thu Jun 03 2010

Short Hops: Northside BBQ on SouthSide, Blackhawks Bonanza

Short Hops is Tailgate's weekly look at what's going down in the Windy City's World of Sports...

Smoque is Dishing BBQ at The Cell

Levy Restaurants --the same company that brought Bison foot-longs to Wrigley-- is now bringing Pale Hose fans bar-b-que from the highly regarded Smoque. Finally, Southsiders, uncertain and terrified of the nether reaches of "The Cubs Side of Town," can relish in the savory goodness of Smoque. Start salivating like Pavlov's dogs, Sox fans.

Blackhawks, Metro, Music, Beer, Sunday
In what will hopefully (fingers crossed, "No Whammy. No Whammy!") be the series-cinching game for the Blackhawks, Metro (purveyors of cool, dispensers of tunes and booze) are hosting "Slapshot Sunday." A Sunday night party consisting of the Chicago Blackhawks-Philadelphia Flyers Game 5, live from the United Center on the GIANT screen; Jon Fratteli -the writer of "Chelsea Dagger"- performing live after the game; tickets are free and available via:; txting (OMG): "Hockey" to 5-9393 or by listening to 93 XRT and winning tix.

More Blackhawks? Yes, More Blackhawks
"I have a fever and the only cure is more Blackhawks." Our friends at The Heckler dug up this nugget on netminder Antti Niemi. Yep, aside from being really good at stopping hard, frozen, black pieces of solid, vulcanized rubber and having a full name that sounds like just a last name, Niemi, also has fixed what BP and the feds could not. He also rescued baby sea turtles and whooped BP's collective ass.

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Chicago Blackhawks / June 4, 2010 6:05 AM

Finally after weeks of waiting and anticipation!! Blackhawks run in the Stanley Cup Finals take them to the top of the event rankings .I’m sure that Chicago Blackhawks Ticketswill be a sell-out too! Chicago has ALWAYS been a hockey town.

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