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Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs Here!

So maybe the vendors aren't working their ways around the stands much anymore, but there still is the "All-American" Frankfurter to savor in a park, on the street, at a counter or booth. So on the list of 15 here,…

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So Where’s the Polish?

PTL, the Times Food Section spent time describing one of Chicago's greatest offerings to mankind -- the Italian beef. Of course, the piece fou-fou'ed around it offering variations of one sort or another -- including vegan, but came back to…

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The Home of Indiana Jones

  For decades, I have loved the Oriental Institute on now blocked-off 58th Street on the University of Chicago campus. What an eye-opener to ancient Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt. After all, this was long before the fictional UC professor Abner…

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Stopping by

I was so glad Lillian and I and Sheila could squeeze time to get together in Chicago during our visit there over the Columbus Day [Chicago Marathon] weekend. At her direction, we breakfasted at Valois in Hyde Park, near the…

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“Where’s Mine?” In the “City in a Garden”

Viola Davis in Steve McQueen's "Widows" Or Why Steve McQueen's "Widows" (2018); Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool" (1969); Daniel Petrie's "A Raisin in the Sun" (1961, based on Lorraine Hansberry's drama) Top the Taste of the Real Chicago -- All Three…

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