Philly's Best is open for business, and yours truly is happily busting her diet on an authentic Philly cheesesteak -- made with Cheez Whiz, of course -- with a TastyKake Butterscotch Krimpet for dessert. Business was looking pretty good when i was there, and i hope they will do well in this location. It's always great to welcome a new business to the 'hood, but it's even better when it's a place that serves one of my favorite guilty pleasures.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
|The former Chase bank at 1425 W. Morse Ave.|
I usually try to keep things positive and focus on the good things in Rogers Park whenever possible, but this is a disgrace! The Chase bank closed less than two weeks ago, but already the property looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic nightmare. There are still two active businesses at this location--a laundromat and a Family Dollar--so why isn't the property owner even bothering to empty the trash?
Given the larger problems in the neighborhood--including yet another gunfight just around the corner from this location in the middle of the day today--this may seem like a minor problem, but it makes this commercial stretch look abandoned and dangerous. This is definitely not what we need if we are going to keep our community vibrant and welcoming.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The sign on the chalkboard said "Private Party" and the place was full of cops, so i didn't try to force my way in and demand a cheesesteak, but Philly's Best Sports Bar definitely looks like it is ready for business.
Woohoo! Bring on the provolone cheesesteak hoagies!
Bring on the TastyKake Butterscotch Krimpets!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
|Doesn't this unofficial rodent mascot of Rogers Park |
look like he's poised to attack me?
PS. He didn't.
|Close-up of the aforementioned melon.|