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DSDD* Day 13 – Chicken Chopped Salad from Pompei

June 9, 2008 Open kitchens can create a frustrating take out experience. You try not to watch, but after a certain amount of time it’s uncontrollable. You’re like a dog waiting for its owner outside a store: “Is this one … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 12 – Almond Amaretto Pancake Mix

June 8, 2008 This was an impulse purchase from a Cost Plus excursion many months ago. Clearly the fact that it took several months to have the desire, energy, and supplies available in our Spartan cabinets shows we don’t cook … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 11: Ribfest

After a hot, sunny morning into early afternoon, the clouds started to gather. As we stepped out of the cab onto Lincoln Avenue, the sky opened up. So begins our maiden voyage to Ribfest 2008. We took cover in the … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 10: R.E.M. – Modest Mouse – The National

June 6, 2008 This is another DSDD, like DSDD Day 7, that’s a little stretch. I’ve seen R.E.M. (six times), Modest Mouse (four times) and the National (twice). In fact, I’ve seen them all within the last 8 months in … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 9: Jeff Koons at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Jeff Koons had his first exhibit at the MCA Chicago 20 years ago. The MCA has assembled a special retrospective including pieces from the artist’s own collection in honor of his career. This is the only place where these works … Continue reading

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DSDD Day 8: Trader Joe’s Seasoned Wild Turbot Fillets

This is my kind of cooking. But before I go into detail, I feel that full disclosure is necessary. I love Trader Joe’s. If he was a real man I’d ask him to adopt me like a Malawian child. If … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 7: Death Cab for Cutie at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

June 3, 2008 Ok so this is really stretching the different shit concept a bit. Yes I’ve seen DCFC before. Yes it was in a Chicago public park. But last time it was at Grant Park during Lollapalooza 2006. This … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 6: Frozen Yogurt at Berry Bliss

There’s clearly a new trend in frozen yogurt. See yesterday’s DSDD on Starfruit for my first experience with alternative frozen treats. Today’s new yogurt experience was at Berry Bliss, on State just north of Ontario. This sleek and small store … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 5: The 1900s at Do-Division Street Festival

June 1, 2008 1900s were part of a great Sunday lineup at the Do-Division Street Festival including Frightened Rabbit and Ted Leo and Pharmacists. The 1900s are Chicago sextet whose breezy pop songs feature alternating lead vocalists (two women, one … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 4: Run 10K and Finish on Notre Dame Stadium 50 Yard Line

May 31, 2008 A group of us ran the Sunburst 10K starting at the College Football Hall of Fame and ending at the 50 yard line in Notre Dame Stadium. Best aspect of new shit: I’m faster than former Notre … Continue reading

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