Category Archives: Food & Eats

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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Lickety Split

There are way too many bakeries and sweet shops in Chicago, and even way too many in our very own neighborhood. That does not stop me from patronizing them, though. Lickety Split makes a killer Black Cow, using the best … Continue reading

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The Bakery

We have multiple bakeries in our neighborhood. pHlour in particular is so good it should be criminal. Fortunately it is not directly on my way anywhere else, or I would be in real trouble. pHlour’s motto is “Pro Gluten”, one … Continue reading

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