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Billy Goat Tavern celebrates 75 years

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Cheezborger, cheezborger, cheezborger!"

The classic shout filled the legendary Billy Goat Tavern as usual on Saturday, as the restaurant's famous fare was prepared for diners.

Saturday was a very special day in the North Michigan Avenue tavern.

Governor Pat Quinn came to present a state proclamation to proprietor Sam Sianis and the Sianis family.

It declared Saturday - Billy Goat Tavern Day in llinois, in honor of the legendary restaurant's 75th anniversary.

The Billy Goat became known worldwide when the late Chicago comedian and actor John Belushi spoofed it on television during a Saturday Night Live skit.

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