WBEZ | Steve Parnell http://www.wbez.org/tags/steve-parnell Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Best bars for the Bears-Packers showdown http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/best-bars-bears-packers-showdown <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/bears beer.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>To truly enjoy a football game you need a beer in one hand and a brat in the other! ESPN's Lester Munson told &quot;Eight Forty-Eight,&quot; the Bears-Packer meet up is the biggest sports event in Chicago history. So if you&rsquo;re not hosting a party, you should probably figure out what bar stool or booth you&rsquo;ll be sitting in this Sunday afternoon.</p><p>To help you choose, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; spoke to the man who wrote the book on Chicago bars, Steve Parnell. Parnell is author of &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Historic-Bars-Chicago-Sean-Parnell/dp/1893121828">Historic Bars of Chicago</a>.&quot; <br />&nbsp;<br />Some of Steve's choices. Also, check out WBEZ food blogger <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/top-5-places-celebrate-bears-win">Steve Dolinsky's ideas for what to eat on Sunday</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Stanton Moore, &quot;Squash Blossom&quot;, from the CD Groove Alchemy, (Telarc)</em></p><p><iframe scrolling="no" height="350" frameborder="0" width="500" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=216616006640245253780.00049a353b254c3f27729&amp;ll=41.910098,-87.652182&amp;spn=0,0&amp;output=embed" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe><br /><small>View <a style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;" href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=216616006640245253780.00049a353b254c3f27729&amp;ll=41.910098,-87.652182&amp;spn=0,0&amp;source=embed">Best Bars to Watch Bears/Packers game</a> in a larger map</small></p></p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/best-bars-bears-packers-showdown