Monthly Archives: October 2011

Poulet ala Jim in Chicago

So last night I decided to try to recreate the Poulet ala Jean Paul that I raved about in Cote d’Azur #5. If you haven’t read that post yet I say “What’s wrong with you?” (not really/just kidding) I’d say … Continue reading

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Picture Mission

We had a number of memorable meals in Paris. None more memorable than our lunch at the famed but hard to find Robert et Louise. Memorable is the key word. I won’t say it was our best meal. It was … Continue reading

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The Red Windmill

Once in a very great while spending 204 euros on a crappy bottle of Champagne is a pretty good idea. Tonight was one of those nights. In fact I actually spent 234 euros on that crappy bottle of Champagne when … Continue reading

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They call him Youri

Montmarte quickly has become one of our favorite places in the Paris we have seen so far. The beauty of the streets and the food vendors alone are enough to bring tears to the corner of your eyes and initiate … Continue reading

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Two days in Montmarte – two stories

I’ve been home from Paris for a week now. The trip is still sinking in. Each day at work and with friends or family we are asked to tell stories. Last night at a family gathering I got a chance … Continue reading

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Clawing your way back

I’ve worked at Joe’s in Chicago for almost ten years now. It’s not a Joe’s Crab shack thank you very much. It’s Joe’s Seafood, Prime steaks and Stone Crab. To put it in simple terms, “We are the shit!” Seriously … Continue reading

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So about that hot dog

I don’t eat a lot of hot dogs these days. In fact I can’t even remember the last time I ate one. Each year at a baseball game I consider eating one, but I haven’t actually gotten around to to … Continue reading

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