Thar she blows

Patrons of a Forest Park mainstay are able to do a little fishing while they watch the game or drink a cold one, thanks to an unusual arcade-style game. A tank of lobsters situated by the front door of Doc Ryan’s, 7432 Madison, promises customers a lobster dinner for $2-so long as they can catch it. Bar owner Brian Sullivan said he installed the tank (right) about six weeks ago and has found it to be endlessly entertaining. Lucky anglers can have the lobster cooked right on the spot, or reserve their catch for a later date.

“I know a guy who’s pulled about 15 out of there,” Sullivan said. “I can’t even break the water with them. I don’t know if he’s that good or if he’s put that much money in it.”

Road race delivers donation

Proceeds from a September road race held on the Concordia University campus in River Forest were handed over to a regional non-profit that provides recreational and social opportunities for residents with disabilities. The Community Bank Makin’ Tracks 5K presented a check for $10,000 to West Suburban Special Recreation Association on Nov. 17.

The recreation association partners with the park district in Forest Park, and others in the region, to provide recreational outlets for people with disabilities and their families.

More than 500 runners and walkers participated in the annual race, which is sponsored in part by Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest.