David Hammond, a corporate communications consultant and food journalist living in Oak Park, Illinois, is a founder and moderator of LTHForum.com, the 8,500 member Chicago-based culinary chat site. David is a regular contributor of restaurant reviews and food-related articles for Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, Local Beet, and Chicago Reader, which published his seven-part guide to regional Mexican food in the city. He has also contributed food writing to blogs such as the Local Beet and Grubstreet Chicago. With his friend Michael Gebert (creator of Sky Full of Bacon video podcasts), he hosted a cable documentary on Hispanic chow at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market,and has just completed working on a video about Taste of Melrose Park. A returning guest on WLS and WGN AM radio, David produces the "Soundbites" series on the James Beard-nominated Eight Forty-Eight (Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, 91.5FM); these radio pieces examine how Chicago chefs use sound in their kitchens; listen here: http://tiny.cc/QpCTA. David was featured on "Good Morning, America," "Chicago, Tonight," and Nippon TV when he developed recipes for preparing seasonal cicadas, which invaded Chicagoland during the spring of 2007. More information, including writing samples and bug-cooking videos, can be found at www.dchammond.com.
I would suggest to restaurants, maybe you should stay open on Mondays. If restaurants were to stay open all week, they could perhaps re-hire some workers, and, of course, generate additional revenue. Everybody deserves a day or two off per week, but by rotating different people into position to handle the extra day, staff could still get a day off while others get a needed day of work.
Sun Wah BBQ, on Broadway in Chicago's Uptown, is one of our favorite restaurants and arguably the best spot anywhere in the Midwest for Chinese BBQ duck dinners. Although we've been there half-a-dozen times, it can be a ride of 45 minutes or so from our home in Oak Park, and that means we haven't gone there as often as we'd like. On the evening of November 11, Sun Wah arranged to deliver pre-ordered dinners to the parking lot at the corner of Madison and Harlem.
A few years ago, recognizing that many family and friends have passed in recent years, we set up an ofrenda in our house. We put up photos of the deceased and positioned comestibles near them that reflect the tastes of the people pictured: my mom, for instance, has a bar of chocolate near her photo, and my dad a bottle of whiskey (he was a very circumspect drinker, but he did enjoy a dram now and again).
As of October 1, the Runza food chain, founded in Nebraska, began serving the cinnamon roll and chili combination in addition to their namesake runzas, bread rolls traditionally stuffed with ground beef and cabbage, but open to being filled with whatever you got. Recently, we traveled through Nebraska, but it was before October 1, and we couldn't locate any place that was serving this combo. So, once we got home, we made some chili and bought a beautiful cinnamon roll, big as a softball, from Oak Park's Spilt Milk (103 Oak Park Ave.).
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