The Bourgeois Pig – A name and a lifestyle to attain (maybe)

 The name alone was what drew me to try this place,  In the general vein that; “The bourgeois is the average man who does not accept to remain such and who, lacking the strength sufficient for the conquest of essential values – those of the spirit – opts for material ones, for appearances” I hoped…

Lincoln Square Thursday Farmers Market

Lincoln Square Evening Farmers Market in the Western El Station parking lot, Lincoln Square 2309 W. Leland Ave  I love these tomatoes, when you pick them up you can smell them on your fingers for hours. These portobello mushrooms also roast well and are great with a fry up GREAT SUCCESS

Ultimate Cup Cakes at Sweet Sensations

I think that this picture says it all. Sweet Sensations on W Montrose Ave just 5 minutes West from the Montrose Brown El station and on the 78 bus route  has the most awesome Lemon Meringue cup cakes. I don’t even like cakes, but I cannot resist this one. Best or Worst of all is that although…

Dog House Flashback (Chicago Sausage Fest 2011)

Memory flashback to June 4th 2011 Wrigley Field I knew there was something familiar about the Mayor Daley at the Dog House last night. I had already had one from their stall at Chicago Sausage Fest, and one of their Alligator Sausages too. Must have been on a subliminal wander last night my hot dog…

Chicagos Dog House for Gourmet and Speciality sausage

It’s dark, wet, damp and miserable and pickings by the Fullerton el stop are looking sparse. Finger in the air time, East or West? Despite the hollow glow of the golden arches permeating through the drizzle I gamble on east just because Lincoln Avenue is that way. Across the road a neon open sign draws me…

Cheesies Pub and Grill – great grilled cheese sandwiches

“Call off the dogs  and tell your men to stand down” The hunt for the best toasted cheese sandwich or grilled cheese as you like to call them may well be over. Cheesies Pub and Grill at 958 W Belmont Ave just yards from the the Belmont El is serving up ridiculously good cheese toasties. …