The Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan, lower level) was established in 1934 by William Billy Goat Sianis, a Greek immigrant who bought the space for $205, with a check that bounced but was later repaid by that weekend’s sales. Originally located across from the Chicago Stadium (then the United Center), the Tavern’s main location is now subterranean, and a favorite place for newspaper people to drink and eat cheeseburgers and talk politics, sports, and sex. Other locations include Washington Street, Wells, the Billy Goat Inn on Madison, Navy Pier, O’Hare Airport, and Washington D.C. The tavern was mentioned frequently in Mike Royko’s newspaper columns, and is the origin of the “Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger. No Pepsi, Coke” joke in a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Jim Belushi. It’s also the subject of Rick Kogan’s book A Chicago Tavern: a Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream (Lake Claremont Press).