Chicago Trip

Hanging out at Lark Creek Grill in Terminal 2 before my flight. Some guy with pointy toes on a laptop.

When life gives you lemons...


Siting outside at the Athenian Room. Delish! Halsted and Webster

Cubs win!

My nephews Sean and Jeremiah.


Nice view of the skyline from here and a great place for a hotdog and a beer.


Heading back to SF after a great trip home!

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder

When discussing Chicago pizza, it's usually the deep dish that gets all the press. But the thing is, there are so many other choices the city offers. One of the more interesting selections is the pizza pot pie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder. That's right, a pizza pot pie.

Upon arriving at your table, it doesn't really resemble anything like a pizza.

But then your server deftly flips the doughy shape over and carefully removes the pot.

And behold! Here is your pizza pot pie. Made from scratch with triple-raised Sicilian bread-type dough; a homemade sauce consisting of olive oil, fresh garlic onions, green peppers, whole plum tomatoes and a blend of cheeses; sausage made from prime boston butts (?) and giant mushrooms. Depicted above is the half-pounder. There is also an unthinkable one-pound pot pie on the menu. And I thought restaurant's name was a mouthful.

Chicago Bagel Authority

The Chicago Bagel Authority's  jurisdiction lies in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago. I'll either get the sandwich described above, or a Tob-E-Que (turkey, green bell peppers and BBQ sauce.) Either way, it's always accompanied by a rice crispy treat--a genuine one--not one of those factory made hunks of glue.