Edgewater Beach NowMay not be the current picture. But you still get the idea.
Category Archives: Food & Eats
We took the L up to Rogers Park and the Chalk Howard Street festival. Chalk artists from around the country came to chalk up Howard Street, including this shot of Chicago native Harrison Ford climbing up out of the ground. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.