All kinds of crazy stuff to do in Chicago, during November 2018
As far as I can tell, this place has never been reviewed by any of Chicago’s major print publications. It has, however, been praised by many people online. Grubhub, for instance, gives it the top rating of five stars based on almost 3500 individual reviews. People like it; publications ignore it.
How bored are you? Lots. Here are five cures for that in October.
FoodShare, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Food Lifeline and City Harvest are just a few of the intermediaries between those who prepare food and those who need it. There are many out there.
Author and Newcity contributor John Carruthers is making sausage using Jeppson’s Malort, Chicago’s own notoriously odious sip. I had some questions for Mr. Carruthers.
In September, there are still lots of outdoor events to enjoy.
This fall find new ways to appreciate Chicago’s distinctive chow.
Despite the sentimental draw of Merichka’s food, the food is secondary to the experience of being in a place that’s been around since before most of Merichka’s current customers were born. Children grow up and bring their own children, and they eat the same as they’ve always eaten, and they’ve always eaten the steak poorboy. And they love it.
Eat, drink and be merry has become a policy of mine since right about the time I stood in front of van der Weyden’s “Last Judgment.” A superficial response? Perhaps. But about tomorrow, who knows, many of us may begin doing time in a fire-fueled eternity. Just the thought of it makes me hungry.
There’s lots to do in August in Chicago besides perish from heat stroke…though that’s always an option.