Archive for September 2011

Red rum, muppets and pizza – welcome to Pie Hole

Red rum, muppets and pizza – welcome to Pie Hole
For our date night on Saturday, the wife and I kept it simple and opted for slices of pizza at Pie Hole Pizza Joint, 3477 N. Broadway, Chicago. It’s a nicely decorated place, though seating is limited, which I’m beginning to learn is fairly par for the course along restaurant row on Broadway. But it’s... Read more »

A Cubs fan says farewell to Ozzie

A Cubs fan says farewell to Ozzie
Well, it’s been fun Ozzie Guillen. Plenty of White Sox fans have an opinion on the longtime skipper who led them to a World Series title and announced yesterday he was leaving, most likely for warmer waters in Florida. Some are happy. Others are sad. Many have mixed feelings. As a Cubs fan, it’s more... Read more »

A lifelong Cubs fan moves near Wrigley

A lifelong Cubs fan moves near Wrigley
Last night, I walked to Wrigley Field from my home to catch a Cubs game. If 10-year-old Joe Grace knew this one day would be a possibility, he would be jumping up and down and clapping excitedly. (Ten-year-old Joe Grace has an odd way of celebrating. I blame his youth.) While I grew up in... Read more »
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The Counter and build-your-own regret

The Counter and build-your-own regret
I wrote in an earlier column that one of the things I was looking forward to as a newbie Chicagoan is trying out the many restaurants the city is known for. After sticking with a place we’ve gone to a few times before in Cozy Noodles & Rice our first time out since moving in,... Read more »

Chicago and my new love for parking spaces

Chicago and my new love for parking spaces
The car has been rendered useless. Just one full week into living in Chicago and I’ve already discovered what the most precious resource in this city is – a parking space close to where you live. Unfortunately, once you have that space – which on average takes about 30 to 45 minutes of driving around... Read more »

The truth about journalism: It's not your fault

The truth about journalism: It's not your fault
Mihir Zaveri, a student at the University of California-Berkeley and a member of its student newspaper, the Daily Californian, wrote a column recently that was passed around the Internet after being posted on Jim Romenesko’s blog. In the column, Zaveri generously took the blame for journalism’s recent woes by claiming that it was his (and... Read more »
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