Category: Sports

Chicago Cubs Home At Wrigley Field!

Chicago Cubs logo The Chicago Cubs are home tonight in Wrigley Field!

Did you  know……

  • The Chicago Cubs were originally known as the Chicago White Stockings-in 1907 their name was officially changed to the Chicago Cubs
  • Wrigley Field has been the home of the Cubs since 1916 and is one of the oldest ball parks in the country
  • It’s been longer since the Cubs have won a World Series (108 years) than it was since John Adams was president (107 years)
  • The star pitcher of the 1908 Cubs team was Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown and his salary was $3,500
  • There are 42,157 seats at the stadium
  • The Cubs have Hall of Famers at every position
  • Wrigley Field was originally named Weeghman Stadium after the builder, Charles Weeghman but was later changed to Wrigley Field in 1927


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Watch the Super Bowl on the Big Screen


Hollywood Palms Cinema of Naperville and Hollywood Cinema of Woodridge

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Want to feel like you are at the big game?  Head over to Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville or Hollywood Cinemas in Woodridge to watch the Seahawks and the Broncos battle it out on the big screen. Not into the game? Catch any movie, all day, for the price of a Matinee.

Hollywood Palms Cinema
352 S Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-5800

Hollywood Cinemas
1001 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 427-1880

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Host a Winning Super Bowl Party!

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1. Set the Stage- Place mini helmets around your home such as on a fireplace mantle or on the food table. Put pennants up and other football accessories. A local party store is a great place to find inexpensive party decor.
2. Snacks and Appetizers-Your game day party should be casual and the atmosphere should be laid back and fun. Encourage guests to mingle and move around my placing snacks in both the kitchen and game viewing room. Great options are mixed nuts and popcorn. Both of these can be kicked up a notch by putting a spin on the classics. Why not try  Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts or Cheesy Popcorn? Great options for appetizers include Mini PizzasHot Artichoke and Spinach DipLucky Seven Layer Dip, or Perfect Guacamole.
3. The Main (food) Event- Once the appetizers and snacks have been munched on and the big game is beginning, it’s time to move onto the main course. Delicious ideas include: Foccacia SandwichesBaked Buffalo WingsStacked EnchiladasChipotle and Cheese Sliders, or Slow Cooker Chili.
4. A Sweet Ending- No party is complete without dessert. Check out these sweet game day themed treats: Fudgy Football BrowniesSuperbowl BarsSuperbowl Cookies, or Touchdown Cheesecake Bites.

     Have Fun!
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The Countdown to the Big Game Begins!

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Looking for an awesome local spot in Plainfield to watch the big game? Durbin’s of Plainfield is hosting a $35 Superbowl event on Sunday Feb. 2 from 5-10 p.m. The $35 charge includes appetizers, your choice of ribs, shrimp, chicken or hot wing dinner, premium drinks, and raffles, door prizes, and giveaways!


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Are You Ready for Some Football?

With Superbowl 2014 just over a week away, it’s time to start thinking about party food! Below is a recipe from Food& from chef Rick Bayless and it would make a delicious appetizer for your football get together!

Bayless’s Queso Fundido Al Tequila


1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1/2 pound Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
1 small onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice
3 tablespoons of tequila
Kosher salt
2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/4 inch dice
2 Jalapenos, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon, extra virgin olive oil
warm corn tortillas or corn chips for serving


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes, minced Jalapenos, diced onion and      a large pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until softened, about 5        minutes. Pour in the tequila and cook, stirring frequently, until the skillet looks nearly dry,                about 2 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until fully melted, about       30 seconds. Quickly transfer the queso fundido to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the cilantro and     serve immediately with tortillas or chips.


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