Archive for November 2013

What do you call Eataly in African Diaspora?

What do you call Eataly in African Diaspora?
Mario Batali, chef extraordinaire and entrepreneur is opening Eataly, a mega grocery, restaurant extravaganza dubbed an Italian Food Theme Park in the Chicago River North area.  I have long been a fan of Batali and a few other celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and of course Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse who hail from N’Awlins... Read more »

12 Years a Slave No Thanks

12 Years a Slave No Thanks
Everyone I know who has seen 12 years a Slave has an opinion.  Rarely is that opinion lukewarm.  I suspect the movie will be the topic around many tables today, especially in the black community.  Many of us cook the turkey and all the accoutrements.  Very few of us are celebrating the founding of this... Read more »

Clem is Non Violent Rapist WTF

Clem is Non Violent Rapist WTF
I started out today to write about Pope Francis and his blast on runaway capitalism but before I could sit to my computer I got a petition request. Please sign this petition to send this man to jail. Austin Smith Clem is the Alabama man accused and found guilty of rape not once, not twice... Read more »
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Obama Library a Hot Pot on the Stove in Chicago

There is so much brewing in Bronzeville that I don’t know where to start.  It’s no secret to most south siders that Bronzeville is prime property.  Bronzeville is in an untenable position between the south loop and Hyde Park, close to the lake, a scant few blocks from McCormick Place on the north.  Bronzeville is... Read more »
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