Archive for July, 2015

Have a drink at Ola’s Liquor

Old Style at Ola's

Old Style at Ola's

Very few times in my life have I had the chance to go to a liquor store bar.  Generally when I think of liquor store bars, I think of serious dives with cheap drinks and hijinks.  Going to this bar my friend recalled that another friend went and tried to order cocktails to which they refused.

It was an idle Tuesday, so we decided to go for some Old Style after a fine meal up the street at Pub Royale.  Divey it was and we found ourselves in the right place.  $2 Old Style flowed freely and we helped ourselves to some rounds.  This bar/liquor store had the Cubs game on and plenty of room in the bar.  One cute girl was drinking but she didn’t stay too long.

Not my kind of place, but I am glad I checked it out – you can never judge a book by its cover.

Fireworks Show at U.S. Cellular


As a die hard Cubs fan, it goes against my Northwest side sensibilities to go to US Cellular field when the Cubs aren’t playing or if a friend is not visiting from out of town.  Having not seen an old friend in awhile, I was more than happy to head down to the South Side!  Inside the stadium we got craft beers and headed to my friend’s season ticket seats.  High above the stands we watched John Danks pitch masterfully only to have Yadier Molina ruin the day with a bases clearing triple that went along with with choruses of, “Yadi! Yadi! Yadi”

A night at the ballpark

After this, we marched down to the outfield to meet another friend and finish off the game.  Sox lost, Cardinals won but then the lights went out!  Much to my surprise a fireworks show started and it was something I had meant to see but never got a chance to!