Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub: How Many Pigs Does This Palace of Pork Get On Gregg's Scale?

Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub: How Many Pigs Does This Palace of Pork Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello friends. Over the last few weeks, I have been asked numerous times when I would write my highly anticipated blog post: “Bacon…the Candy of Meats."  Well here it...included in this week’s local restaurant review. I hope this will finally shut a few folks up in Lubbock and Matador. Paddy Long's Beer & Bacon Pub 1028 W Diversey Pkwy (between Sheffield Ave & Kenmore Ave) Chicago, IL 60614 Neighborhood: Lakeview...

Lagniappe: Scattershooting about Malört, NBC5 Dance Friday, TCU, Linsanity, Josh Hamilton and Die Hard

Lagniappe: Scattershooting about Malört, NBC5 Dance Friday, TCU, Linsanity, Josh Hamilton and Die Hard
Hello friends. For those who have never lived in south Louisiana, you may not be familiar with the term lagniappe. Lagniappe (pronounced: lan-yap) means “a little something extra” in Cajun country. Each week, I try to post a “Lagniappe Blog” that is just me scattershooting about whatever pops in the old skull. So here we go…...

Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?

Burger Bar Review: How Many Pigs Does This Lincoln Park Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello Friends. Last week, a reader asked when would I post another Chicago restaurant review.  After contemplating which direction I should go, I decided to review another of the city’s most talked about burger joints. Burger Bar 1578 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 (Between North Dayton Street and North Halsted Street) GF NOTE:  My... Read more »
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Lagnaippe: CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar

Lagnaippe:  CTA, Coldplay, Bolo Ties, Super Bowl, Jackie Treehorn, JFK Conspiracy and Texas Caviar
Hello Friends. When I decided to try and write a blog, I really wondered if anyone would take the time to read it. Much to my surprise, over 1200 people have now viewed this blog during its first three weeks on ChicagoNow. It just goes to show you that I am not the only nut... Read more »

Celebrity Q&A with Virgil Cain: Published NASCAR Chef, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach

Celebrity Q&A with Virgil Cain: Published NASCAR Chef, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach
Hello friends. Another feature of this blog will be an occasional celebrity interview and this week I was finally able to catch up with acclaimed Southern NASCAR Chef, motivational speaker and life coach Virgil Cain. Vigil has been a regular guest on the Williams and Hyatt radio show over the last few years and has... Read more »

Lagniappe: Service Poodles, Secret Chicken Sauce, Punxsutawney Phil and NBC Sports

 Lagniappe:  Service Poodles, Secret Chicken Sauce, Punxsutawney Phil and NBC Sports
Hello friends. For those who have never lived in south Louisiana, you may not be familiar with the term lagniappe. Lagniappe (pronounced [lan-yap, lan-yap) means “a little something extra” in Cajun country. This post is just me scattershooting about whatever pops in the old skull. So here we go… TRAVEL STORY OF THE WEEK:  PRECIOUS... Read more »
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Super Bowl Party Recipes: Easy Ways To Impress Your Friends and Make Them Think You Can Cook

Super Bowl Party Recipes:  Easy Ways To Impress Your Friends and Make Them Think You Can Cook
Hello friends. With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, I thought I might post a few quick party recipes.  Whether you are hosting the party yourself or just headed to a friend’s home, these are all easy to prepare. In last week’s Lagniappe, I posted the recipe for Acadiana Seasoning and a few of... Read more »

Finding Bigfoot: Bacon Will Attract A Sasquatch and Other Things I Have Learned On Cable

Finding Bigfoot:  Bacon Will Attract A Sasquatch and Other Things I Have Learned On Cable
Hello friends. Bigfoot fascinates me. Not that I believe that there are 10’ tall hairy, smelly bipedal creatures running around the wilderness of America, I am completely enthralled by the people who DO believe this and spend their lives searching for these elusive beasts. That is why the Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot series is appointment... Read more »

DMK Burger: How Many Pigs Does This Lakeview Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?

DMK Burger:  How Many Pigs Does This Lakeview Burger Joint Get On Gregg's Scale?
Hello Friends. Thought that I would work a restaurant review into the blog this week. DMK Burger Bar 954 N Sheffield Avenue (between Oakdale Ave & Wellington Ave) Chicago, IL 60657 Over the last few months, I have wanted to try DMK Burger in Lakeview.  Several friends have mentioned it and has seemed to work... Read more »
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SOXFEST: Where Chicago White Sox fans go to be seen and heard.

SOXFEST:  Where Chicago White Sox fans go to be seen and heard.
Hello friends. For the second straight year, I have made myself available to join the Chicago White Sox faithful at the annual SoxFest. Hosted by the White Sox at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton, SoxFest is a three day event which all Sox fans from across the country attend in order to mix and mingle... Read more »
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