Kate and Peter Visit Chicago: August 2017

Kate and Peter visited Roly Poly, Raven Beauty and me, at our fourth-floor walk-up apartment, in Bridgeport, near South Side, Chicago, at the beginning of August 2017.

Via Crucis

It was a particularly interesting and beautifully brutal week of Easter. Large crowds began to line 18th street early the morning of Good Friday, selling crosses made of palms and steaming hot cups of champurrado. Around noon a procession of Roman soldiers walked Jesus to the park, where he was crucified before the thousands assembled.… Continue reading Via Crucis

La Michoacana

The intersection of 18th, Loomis and Blue Island is the perfect place for an ice cream stand, and La Michoacana fits that role like destiny. The place is brightly lit and clean, but we all know the real reason to go is La Michoacana's amazing mangonadas (sweet, refreshing, spicy, limey, salty, damn) and liquados... nevermind… Continue reading La Michoacana