Where is Beverly, Morgan Park, Chicago?
Beverly Hills, Morgan Park is located as far South and West as you can go and still be in the City of Chicago! Via car, (15-20 min. from Loop to Halsted),exit Exit I57 at Halsted(99th), stay on the frontage road(98th), do not turn on Halsted go to 99th Street and curve to the right. Procede West on 99th through East Beverly to Longwood Drive. You are at the center of Beverly/Morgan Park. You can go left(South) on Longwood to reach "Downtown Beverly" at 10300 and Longwood Drive. Via Metra Train from Downtown at Lasalle Street Station or from Joliet,(31 min. to 103rd), For "Downtown Beverly" exit at 103rd Street Station. Walk East for East Beverly and West for Central and West Beverly. There are shops, cafes etc. at Metra Stops at 95th(North Bev/Central Bev border), 99th(NCentral), 107th(Bev/MP border) and 111th(Morgan Park) Residential Metra stops are 91st(North Beverly) and 115th(Morgan Park.) Via bus travel down Western Avenue and get off anywhere between 9100 and 11500 South.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Can Someone Please Tell Me What This Is? What is it doing on the roof of a commercial building across from The Pancake House at 105th & Western Ave.? Who made it? Why? It looks like the skyline of Chicago carved on top of his head? Please send me a comment if you know about this creature! If he doesn't have a name, maybe we can name him! Send me your suggestions! He kind of reminds me of a guy I used to work for in the beer business!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Welcome to the neighborhood Ryan and Steve. The Blossom Boys have opened up a lovely and inviting shop at 9911 S. Walden Parkway in the shadow of the new million dollar train station. Stop in and enjoy the gorgeous scents and scenery. Browse the lovely gift selection including Crab tree and Evelyn Products, unique scented stationary, specialty cards, candles as well as beautiful home and garden accessories and of course Very Current Floral Designs. The "Boys" have brought a progressive and stylish sensibility to the South side with elegant and fresh floral designs combining flowers and greenery they "hand select" by travelling regularly to the floral markets in the city. For a New Stylish Perspective check out The Blossom Boys! Call 773-779-4400, Stop By or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 2, 2008
You may have noticed, if you have read the latest posts carefully, but I have to admit we crossed over to the veggie side of life. I won't get in to the details of why here. If you are curious and want to talk feel free to email. We have found it to be rather difficult to obtain good "hearty meals" and lunches that fit in with "the new program". What we have found is the following: Leona's at 111th and Western has quite a few dishes that work for us. We find that chain restaurants generally have more veggie options and that local restaurants often do not. Of course there is always an option at Italian, Greek, Indian and Mexican Restaurants. We have found veggie style sandwiches which are very tasty! We like the veggie subs at Subway and Jimmy John's. We love the veggie burrito or tacos at Chipotle Restaurants we get them over filled with rice, black beans, fajita style veggies, regular veggies and guacamole,(my little girlfriend and I get sour cream & cheese, yummmmie!) Independent Mexican burrito shops need to take a que from Chipotle and put more stuff in the veggie burrito. I crave the roasted veggie sandwich on focaccia bread at Portillo's. Its piled high with roasted peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes and is really tasty! I am working on getting Calabria to create a signature veggie sandwich,(I have suggested they call it The Venetian Veggie, but I think they think I'm crazy and I always forget how we made it the last time). I believe it should be cooked sweet peppers, grilled onions, tomatoes and breaded eggplant(from the eggplant Parmesan), piled on a french roll with a little marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese if you like. Sounds good! Overall, it amazes me that when we order things without meat that restaurants do not pile on the veggies in place, because inevitably they charge the same price. All of this has not tempered my enthusiasm for dining out, just has made it a little more interesting and a lot more challenging! If you have any ideas or suggestions please comment!