Wednesday, June 3, 2009

stony&cottage grove

al capone & son at cominsky park

If I ever lived in the Chicago area again it would certainly be on the south side. If it was good enough for Mr. Capone it's good enough for me. (my freshman dorm at chicago was a hotel he used to frequent) I've been a huge prohibition era buff from around 3rd or 4th grade on. I remember my parents took me on a 'mob' tour of chicago and from then on I was hooked. I knew all the hit men from Frank Nitty to Machine gun Kelly. And I always favored Capone's southside crew as opposed to Bugs Moran's northsiders. Who likes a northside hipster? 

I'm headed down to Chicago to visit some family and take care of some business. I lived in Hyde Park for 4 years and am planning on a little photo safari through some of my old haunts. My family lives in Chinatown, so expect lots of food porn. 

Any favorite spots? Places to eat? Drop me a line...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

even living in the south right now (supposedly good soul food?), nothing compares to the "fried bird-wet" at harold's... the one next to the co-op right by my old apt will always occupy a special place in my stomach... That, barbara ann's, the Med, and Valois, also...

stylewithbenefits said...

Ohh, love food porn, so can't wait to see the pics. I have relatives in Chicago, but haven't been there since I was way young. In any event, we'd go in the summer which I loved. Have a great trip!

AsianCajuns said...

Oh man, sounds like such a great trip. I've only been to Chicago for an afternoon and stood around the Bean. I feel I missed out. Can't wait to see your photos- maybe Cath and I can take a road trip up that way during the summer.

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