Category Archives: Food & Eats

Xmas in the City

We went downtown this evening to see the lights. Billions and billions of little twinkly lights. “I don’t remember all these lights when I was a little kid,” I told CVH. “That’s because they didn’t have all these lights when … Continue reading

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World Premiere!

Yes, there are still movie world premieres. We went to one tonight: Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter This film is a sympathetic profile of a man who is usually portrayed as a rather unsympathetic person. … Continue reading

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The Worst Restaurant in Chicago

In the 1999 movie The Watcher, James Spader’s character, Campbell, lives not far from our house on Argyle Street. Every night Campbell walks across the street from his apartment and has dinner at Phở Xe Lửa. One evening Campbell is … Continue reading

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North Pond

We are lucky in that we live next to Lincoln Park (you can see part of it in the “Edgewater Beach Now” picture on the right side of this blog). Although I have spent many hours in the park this … Continue reading

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Old Folks Breakfast

There’s a nice local sausage available in Louisville, “Old Folks”: At my age, however, breakfast sausage is allowed only as a rare treat. So my summer cold cereal shelf looks like this: Plus I can eat the box for approximately … Continue reading

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The Walnut Room

We went to the Sundays On State street festival on this beautiful Chicago summer day. There was lots of singing and dancing and we got hungry and went into the old Marshall Field’s store (some people call it “Macy’s”). One … Continue reading

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Patel Bros Number One

We went to the heart of Little India for groceries. This is a pretty authentic part of town; you will see lots of people in traditional Indian dress, which is also widely available for sale. And there is a large … Continue reading

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The (Italian) Village

Special occasion today, and we went downtown to Chicago’s oldest Italian restaurant, The Village (since 1927). Fortunately, they appear to have updated since 1927. It’s a cute place. Seafood mannicotti, carpaccio, eggplant parmigiana, panna cotta. The red sauce tasted like … Continue reading

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From Russia, With Love

We visited the Art Institute today. We took a break and had lunch at Russian Tea Time across the street, one of CVH’s favorite Chicago restaurants. Even the kids liked the decor and the hearty food.

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Mrs O’Leary’s cow

The State of Illinois still has not opened up all the driver’s license bureaus. There are only two for the entire city of Chicago. To get a license you have to show up early in the morning (before they cut … Continue reading

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