Second City Weekend

Some buds at work (props to Eddie, John and Danny, all whom since have left the company…) gave me a birthday gift card for The Second City, Chicago’s influential comedy-improv troupe. I booked the tickets along with a Dinner+Show package, including a...

Catch Thirty-Five

Pulled up, early, couldn’t find the valet. Called, went around the block. He came right out. Early, went in for a drink. Cool place. High ceilings, huge window areas over the bar. Cool light sculpture over a performance area. Had a good IPA, Bette a wine....

LunaR Brewing Company

While on a mission in Glen Ellyn, we popped over to Villa Park for an impromptu pre-Saint-Patty-Party with Bette’s cousins, one of which has a boyfriend, Charlie, the proprietor of the Lunar Brewing Company, a small neighborhood bar and microbrewery. The...

R.E.M. at United Center

Bette and I left Woodstock to pickup Jeff and Susie in Huntley at 4, leaving plenty of time to get downtown. We thought. We got on I-90 and after zipping down to Elgin, it just stopped. We thought we might have time to stop in Oak Park for some Robinson’s Ribs, but it...