Tags: Chicago

  • Note to self: Chicago has TWO airports

    So, finally we’re back home but not without overstaying our Chicago welcome by 24 hours thanks to yours truly. Thursday afternoon, after a full week of nonstop eating, we packed up all our stuff and hopped on the blue line train to O’Hare. The highlight of the trip was a big, scary crazy guy who looked kinda like a 6 ft 5 Anthony Hopkins from that mediocre Cuba Gooding movie, Instinct. He got on the train with his pants unzipped, [...]

  • Pancakes, pugs, peanuts and Portillo’s

    We spent a couple days north of downtown at Laura P.’s and finished our stay by stopping by M. Henrietta, a cozy little breakfast joint a block or two from Laura’s place and right next to the Granville “L” stop. I had blackberry pancakes that were quite delicious and they serve Metropolis coffee, which makes a most excellent brew. If I ever moved back, this stylish, homey little place would quickly become one of my favorite. Saturday morning we made [...]

  • Back to that same old place…sweet home, Chicago

    Well it’s taken six long years but finally I’m back in the Windy City. Last time Nick and I were here it was ten below zero and we were freezing our tookuses (tooki?) off. This go-round it’s holding firm at about 60 degrees and overcast with occasional showers. First thing Nick wanted to do was head to local hole in the wall, Hot Doug’s. My good friend Laura P. who we came to visit, laughed at us for heading to [...]