Things you see from the window of your office building

August 20, 2010

White, cottony plumes of smoke rise out of the broccoli-dense cluster of trees. Somewhere down there Kurt Browning’s house is on fire.

If you go out in the woods today…

August 6, 2010

In my darkest nightmares, this is the gang that swarms me and feeds on my entrails while singing Teddy Bears’ Picnic. True story.

Around The Corner

August 4, 2010

The west side of Sixth St. at Lakeshore is an interesting corner. Most Lakeshore Villagers would think of it as the home of the eminently sketchy Konrad Lounge. That’s a sad story in itself—a dirt bar that got a modern makeover on a reality TV show but didn’t manage to shake the old clientele— but that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

A few doors down Lakeshore is The Village Butcher, a gourmet delicatessen. And if you keep walking around the corner up Sixth, past the Konrad, you’ll find Around The Corner, a new boutique breakfast place owned by the village Butcher folks.

It’s probably the only place in the city you’re going to find Duck-Duck Hash. That’s right, hash browns made with pulled duck meat.

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