It’s “National Cheeseburger Day” 2020! It’s my favorite day of the year: National Cheeseburger Day! Why? Well, here’s one reason: Need more proof? OK, now THAT’S a burger! You see why I love it? Because a Cheeseburger is a work… Read More ›
Chicago’s Famous Navy Pier Has Closed! When Will It Re-Open? Chicago’s Most Popular Attraction Struggling To Survive! Bonus Fireworks Too!
Chicago’s Navy Pier Has Closed! This is troubling news indeed: the city’s most popular attraction shut down this week – and while they have announced plans to reopen, many of the businesses on the Pier are in big trouble! This… Read More ›
Manny’s Deli Needs Your Help! Chicago’s Iconic Restaurant Calls For Action! Fans Respond! Here’s The Food!
Hungry? Then Support Your Favorite Restaurant! Here’s a Pastrami Sandwich from one of Chicago’s great Deli’s…and the story of this sandwich is the story of the restaurant industry today… In the midst of this pandemic, some of our greatest restaurants… Read More ›
Meet “The Ghost And The Darkness!” They may not look it, but these are two of the most ravenous Lions in history! When I lived in Chicago, we’d go to see them – what a fascinating story! The two Lions… Read More ›
“While You Were Sleeping” Turns 25! Casting Secrets Revealed! Hear Sandra Bullock’s Magical Story Is My “Cult Movie Monday!”
“While You Were Sleeping” Turns 25! A classic romantic comedy just turned 25 – and this “Cult Movie Monday” has lots of great insider stories about the film! Having lived in Chicago, my wife and I love that this classic… Read More ›
50 Years Ago Today…The Kent State Massacre – “4 Dead In Ohio” – Remembering Those Who Died In A Deadly Protest
50 Years Ago Today…A Shameful Day In Our Nation’s History… I am a student of political history, and with many recent protests against restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to remember a horrific and senseless… Read More ›
Welcome To Chicago – And The Chicago River! It’s one of the most beautiful – and enjoyable – walks in America: the 2 miles of riverfront along the Chicago river, which has been turned into a great place for tourists… Read More ›
Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Cancelled… No Painting Of The Chicago River…Here Is A Look At This Tradition!
No Painting Chicago Green! The Coronavirus situation has forced us all to change the way we live our daily lives, as public events are being cancelled out of an abundance of caution…one such event is Chicago’s traditional “painting the river… Read More ›
Eating Like A Clown! Paris Brains! Messy Burgers! Attitudinal Hot Dogs! And Yes, BRAINS! My “Six Shot Saturday” Will Make Your Mouth Water!
Food As A Work Of Art! I love great food. I believe strongly in the philosophy “EVERYONE EATS!” With that in mind, this week’s “Six Shot Saturday” isn’t a place, it’s a taste! Yes, that’s a strip of bacon doing… Read More ›
“I’m Back.” With those two words, Popeye’s let the world know that their much sought after, impossible to find “Fried Chicken Sandwich” was making a return, but this time, with plenty for everyone! Here’s how this all started: on August… Read More ›