Mayor Richard M. Daley is betting Chicago's finest foods on the Blackhawks advancing to the Western Conference finals.
According to a press release from the Blackhawks, Daley wagered: a case of franks, a case of jumbo franks and a case of Polish sausage from Red Hot Chicago; two bottles of red sangria and two bottles of red Zinfadel from the Glunz family winery; a case of Red Hots and a case of Chewey Atomic Fireballs from the Ferrara Pan Candy Company; a case of Organic Four Cheese and Organic Garden marinara sauce from Pastorelli Food Products; two dozen Blackhawks cupcakes from Abundance Bakery; and three cases of Red Felt beer from the Goose Island Brewery.
In addition, because Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic games, the wager also includes a selection of Chicago 2016 gear in honor of the city's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
For their part, Vancouver is wagering: Two cases of Granville Island Brewery beer, some Cherry Stout from Storm Brewing and a case of Molson Canadian from the Brurrard Street Brewery; a box of Bad Girl Chocolates; once case of smoked British Columbia salmon; a box of Que Pasa Hand-Cut Organic Corn tortilla chips; one pound of dried wild morels from Pacific rim Mushrooms, one case of Gourmet Vegetarian Blueberry Sauce from Thai Princess; and a package of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games gear and several City of Vancouver umbrellas in the Canucks' colors of blue and green.
In a statement, Daley said, "I want to congratulate everyone in the Blackhawks organization on the team's performance during the regular season. We're proud that they represent our city. We're all looking forward to a great series starting [Thursday]."