12/15/2006

Some Of The Shit I Miss About Chicago...

...besides, of course, my family and friends:

Canfield's 50/50 (even though I no longer drink pop.)

Kick ass live music venues like the Double Door (above), the Vic, the Riv, the Green Mill, and many others.

Driving on Lake Shore Drive (sans traffic).

Dive bars with Old Style signs in the window.

Fannie May Pixies.

and Tommy "Skillet-head" Skilling.

13 comments:

Frank Sirmarco said...

And Frank "Mother Fuckin'" Sirmarco!

Chris said...

Frank- Read the first line of the post, brainiac.

Zed said...

Except for driving on Lake Shore Drive, I'm clueless about Chicago. Nice to see Fannie Mae is now giving away chocolate at the time of loan approvals. :)

Johnny Yen said...

I, uh, hate to tell you this, Chris-- Fannie Mae went out of business a couple of years ago.

However, Margie's Candies has opened up in the old one on Montrose and Ravenswood. Yum.

I don't know if you heard-- Macy's bought Field's and changed the name. That sucks.

Johnny Yen said...

PS
Saw Billy Bragg at the Double Door in March. Great show!

Chris said...

Johnny- I knew Fannie May went away for a while, but I thought they came back. If not, that sucks.

Billy Bragg at the Double Door must've been awesome! I saw Reverend Horton Heat there once and they rocked!

Anonymous said...

Fannie May did come back. Go to their website and order yourself some pixies already. Enjoy!

Big Orange said...

mmmm.... 50/50....!!

genn6 said...

I would miss Soldier Field...Walter was my favourite player when I was a kid. Did you see him play?

Chris said...

Genn- I did get to see Walter play. When I was a kid, he was pretty much the only thing worth watching at a Bear game. He was a class act.

Anon. Blogger said...

I miss the Frango mints... but I heard they're gone, too.

Mostly, I just miss my friends and our favorite bar - Neighbors, which is not famous, and that's how we like it.

Oh, and the only good McDonald's seem to be within driving distance of Oakbrook.

Anon. Blogger said...

p.s.

I read through a couple of your Chicago bloggers, and I decided I miss other people's friends in Chicago, too! Meaning, there's something about that town and the culture / people that stuck after living there from 1975 to 2000! (Absolutely NOTHING stuck from my 4 year sentence in New England!)

genn6 said...

yay! I saw Walter play an away-game against the Browns once. What a big heart for such a small man...

I just read yours and Frank's comments...that's hysterical! "Shit" from Chicago, Frank, "Shit!"

You've been tagged by the way. go to my blog.