While Chicago will forever be a Cubs and Bears town, it's more enjoyable to consider this a hockey city. After all, the Blackhawks are the good team, the one that wins championships. Weird to think that a decade ago, the NHL squad was not on television and tickets for its games at the United Center cost less than a craft cocktail. Today, the 'Hawks pack the arena on Madison Street, just west of one of the best restaurant hubs in America. It's not even that far from downtown and Grant Park, which makes those victory parades a breeze. No pressure, fellas, but we'd like one of those every year.
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If you're not catching the Stanley Cup Finals in person, you need to make your hockey-watching party as fun as possible (that means with food). Here's all the special Blackhawks-themed food you can eat during the playoffs. The Goddess and Grocer is selling Blackhawks-themed cookies at all its locations. The hand-decorated butter cookies are available in jersey and logo designs and are $4.95 each. RA Sushi's three locations are serving the Roll to the Cup, which is filled with crunchy shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix and cucumber and topped with red tempura bits and sweet eel sauce. It's $5.26, since the Hawks were founded in May 1926. As always, Glazed & Infused will decorate their jumbo doughnuts with the message of your choice, so you can ask for something Blackhawks-related. Evanston's Bennison's Bakery has Stanley Cup-shaped cakes, which have the Blackhawks logo. Alliance Patisserie has cookies with feathers on them. Punky's Pizza outdid everyone else and made this insane Blackhawks logo pizza.
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The best Chicago Blackhawks apparel
Victory is the Chicago Blackhawks’ once again, and it’s time we all dress like champions. You can find all sorts of Chicago Blackhawks’ merchandise online. Shop for NHL jerseys, T-shirts, hats and more for you, your significant other, the kids, hell, even your dog. You can even customize some selections. So suit up! RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Chicago Blackhawks
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