Entries Tagged as 'gannons'

Beers for Boobs (and Burrito House)

July 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Burrito House
Burrito House, Lakeview, Chicago

Last night Abby and a few of her friends hosted an event called Beers for Boobs at Gannon’s Pub. For $25 we got all of the wine, beer and liquor we could drink for 3 hours and Gannon’s donated 10% of the proceeds to Abby’s fund raising effort for a 3-day walk she is doing to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Abby is doing well and is about 60% of the way to her goal of raising $2,200.00. I think it’s so great that she’s going to be walking 60 miles over the course of 3 days to support the cause. It seems like hard work, but not if you compare it to what lies ahead for anyone with cancer. Still, 60 miles is far. I think we’ve all been affected by some sort of cancer, if not breast cancer, so if you’d like to help Abby reach her goal, you can donate to her fund raising effort here.

Ok, so back to last night: After doing our philanthropic duty by drinking our faces off, Dallas was really hungry so we went to Burrito House, a place that all of my friends have been visiting late-night for years. Somehow I managed to have never gone until last night. I have a feeling that it won’t be my last visit! I had a junior California burrito that was filled with shredded beef. I could only eat half of it so I took half home. It was really great. And close enough that we could sober up on a walk home afterwards.

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Long Night

July 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

When your night ends at 4am with this blurry vision of the Horseshoe Casino, you may have had a really great night or you may have had a really horrible night. Luckily, I had a really break-even night. I’m not a gambler really at all. I put $5 in a slot machine and lost it in about 2 seconds. I put $5 more in and it lasted longer, but I lost it. Then I put $10 in and made $10 off of it. Even Steven. I didn’t bet any more, but then just chose to watch others for the rest of the night. Everyone else made some money, so it was a lucky night for us.

Also, I thought Atlantic City was depressing, but you should see the Horseshoe Casino in the middle of the night.. eep!

If you’re wondering how we ended up at the casino …

Abby & Kristin :: Gannon’s, Lincoln Square, Chicago

Danny, Allison, Dallas, Rob :: Gannon’s, Lincoln Square, Chicago

Abby & a weird ghost image :: Gannon’s, Lincoln Square, Chicago

Rachelle & Chad :: Gannon’s, Lincoln Square, Chicago

Brian & Chad :: Gannon’s, Lincoln Square, Chicago

It was Abby’s birthday so we all went to Gannon’s to celebrate. Even Rob, who was in town from Boston for the Mackinac race the next day … although he had to call it a night early so he wouldn’t be too tired for the race. We were all having a good time when sometime around midnight or 1am someone said “Let’s go to the boats!,” meaning the gambling boats. Now, this will come up every once in a while and usually it’s like a joke, like, “yeh.. we should.. but it’s too late and we’re too drunk and we’re broke..” but for some reason on Friday night one person wasn’t too drunk to drive, and we didn’t think we were too broke and we just took it serioiusly and went. Except “the boats” became “the casino in Indiana” somehow. Doesn’t matter, anyway. It was only 45 minutes away.

Jon, Eric, Eric, Matt :: Avec, West Loop, Chicago

Delirium Tremens :: Avec, West Loop, Chicago

Delirium Tremens :: Avec, West Loop, Chicago

Before that I was out for happy hour at Avec. One or two other times I’ve had wine outside, but this was the first time I have been inside Avec even though it’s only a few doors down from the office. It’s very minimalistic with lots of wood. I couldn’t stay very long, but I’d like to go back and enjoy it more. They had a lot of interesting beers and wines on the menu and I’d like to try the food, too. I’m sure the opportunity will present itself in the near future.

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