The Stanley Cup Final just got real. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a friendly bet on the Lightning—Blackhawks series.
Mayor Buckhorn has put a case of Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale as well as 122 Cuban sandwiches – the official sandwich of City of Tampa – and the Original “1905″ Salad from Tampa’s 110-year-old Columbia Restaurant up for grabs, against Chicago’s 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake, a case of craft beer from Slap Shot Brewing, a mustard fried catfish and peach cobbler from BJ’s Market and Giordano’s best deep-dish.
Emanuel and Buckhorn have agreed to make a contribution to the charity of the winning mayor’s choice, as well.
Mayor Emanuel has chosen Becoming A Man – BAM – an organization for at risk young men in grades 7 through 12. Mayor Buckhorn as selected the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final begins 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Amelie Arena in Tampa Bay.