Richard Dent, Richard Roeper, a fan in a furry bear costume: All three were on-site Sunday morning when Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier hosted tailgating with Dent, the legendary Bears defensive end, in advance of the team’s season opener. Despite the early hour, fans flocked to meet the Super Bowl XX MVP, then boarded a water taxi—christened by Dent with a bottle of bubbly—bound for Soldier Field. If you’d like to hop a ride in the future, Harry Caray’s is offering its Park and Cruise service (sans Dent) for every Bears home game. Browse our photos below; then get details.


Photography: Jeff Schear