The Junction Diner is a train-themed restaurant, and the central feature is a train track that runs around the counter and then through the kitchen where cooks place baskets of food on the flat cars for delivery to customers.
This coming Saturday, January 12, Unity Temple (875 Lake) will host Sugar Beet Cooperative's Winter's Eve Farmers' Market/Membership Kick-off Party. The proposed community-oriented grocery store will provide accessible, price-competitive locally sourced food and other items from a brick-and-mortar location planned for northeast Oak Park.
I enjoyed Go 4 Food quite a lot. The prices are reasonable, it's BYOB, and you can try some things that you may not have had before…and that's always a good thing. About 40 minutes by CTA, Ridgeland Green Line to State-Lake Red to Chinatown – or you can drive it in about 20 minutes.
The calamari at Amelia's was probably the most satisfying calamari had. It's listed on the menu as "Port Judith, R.I., Wild Calamari," which sounds very exotic and so made me suspicious -- but it was fantastic.
I am fully aware that this is a First World problem, and that this whine could come only from a privileged North America who can fill his belly with great food regularly. Maybe I should spend more time fighting for world peace rather than arguing against yet more Hamachi. But I'm a food writer, and this is where I work for a better world.
In the past year, many of the anti-meat diatribes we – meaning every one of us – have been forced to endure pivot upon a single point: we bad, you good. In few other contexts would such blather be considered anything other than a solipsistic rant, narcissistic nonsense that reflects a revolting self-regard.