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CHICAGO: Hey, soda jerk!

In Chicago, Eating / Food, Restaurants On August 21, 2006 0 Comments

Eleven City Diner started off in my good books when an Epstein-lookalike wearing a pork pie hat greeted us at the door. A sign on each table explained… Read More »

CHICAGO: Hallelujah, pass the grits

In Chicago, Eating / Food On July 30, 2006 0 Comments

Yes, the House of Blues is a chain. Yes, the gospel brunch is a gimmick. But where else can I see a real gospel choir while stuffing my… Read More »

CHICAGO: Canadian-friendly shopping

In Chicago, Shopping On July 30, 2006 0 Comments

If you google Wicker Park/Bucktown, the same descriptions come up – “a hipster community” more recently gentrified by yuppies moving in. I’m a hipster yuppie. Sounds like my… Read More »

FONDUE: Dipping your dinner

In Chicago, Eating / Food, Restaurants On July 26, 2006 0 Comments

Only in the land of ridiculously large portions would a restaurant chain thrive on offering steaming pots of cheese and chocolate. The Melting Pot sells fondues – that… Read More »

BATHROOMS: In the world’s canss

In Chicago, CHINA, France, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On July 25, 2006 3 Comments

Everyone’s gotta GO at some point, so here are some of my most memorable bathrooms: PARIS – This is a sanisette, found on most major streets. Drop 40… Read More »

CHICAGO: Art from all angles

In Chicago, Sights On July 24, 2006 0 Comments

I’m a nerd. I took art history in high school – one year earlier than allowed. Flying buttresses and surrealism excite me, so to be surrounded by the… Read More »

CHICAGO: Windy city delicacies

In Chicago, Eating / Food On July 20, 2006 0 Comments

This is a genuine Chicago-style hot dog. And it’s goooood. Savory and sharp, crunchy and soft, fresh and hot doggy. The Chicago-style hot dog is all-beef, steamed or… Read More »

CHICAGO: Shop and lunch

In Chicago, Eating / Food, Shopping, Sights On July 19, 2006 0 Comments

Marshall Field’s isn’t just a department store. It’s a destination. From a dry goods store in 1852 to now the second largest department store in the U.S., there’s… Read More »