The Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake Street in downtown Oak Park, continues its First Tuesday Film Club with "The Rocket." This special showing will take place on Tuesday, March 4 at 12 PM and 7 PM. Written and directed by Kim Mordaunt, "The Rocket" premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and has won several awards, including Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
Regan's sandwich – called "Iliana's Pocket" – is composed of classic falafel, chicken marinated in mirin (a kind of low-alcohol rice beverage, similar to sake), charred scallion aioli and kimchee. The chalkboard in front that lists all the ingredients includes the note "Not spicy!" – which is true, though this sandwich is quite definitely high on the flavor-o-meter. Actually, the spicing in this sandwich is somewhat aggressive compared not only to traditional falafel but also Regan's creations at Elizabeth.
As part of the Bourbon Classic in Louisville, a bunch of other journalists and I were invited for tours of distilleries like Jim Beam and Buffalo Trace. Visiting those places proved a very educational incredible experience, but almost more fascinating were tours of the cooperage that made the barrels and the metal works that created the stills used in the making of bourbon.