Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I inadvertently took a trip to Wilmette yesterday because i was so wrapped up in playing a game of Words with Friends on my phone that i missed my stop on the L. I am not proud of this. But i did get to finally see the Linden Purple Line station for the first time and noticed this odd little figure hanging in the rafters. My first thought was that it was a forgotten Halloween decoration (note the resemblance to Count Chocula). But the more logical explanation is that it's supposed to look like an owl and is there to scare off the pigeons. I wonder how effective it is.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The official ribbon cutting for True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe took place this evening. For those of us who have been going to the Heartland for a long time, the changes are pretty dramatic, but the space looks great and i wish both True Nature and the Heartland much success in their new partnership.
When Whole Foods opened in the old Dominick's on Broadway, True Nature Foods decided to make their escape from Edgewater to the greener pastures of Rogers Park. They set up shop in what was formerly the main dining room of the Heartland.
The bar area in the middle of the Heartland appears to have survived the renovations without any noticeable changes.
The Heartland's new dining room is located where the gift shop used to be. Although i am now wondering where i will go if i ever need a Che Guevara teeshirt, it's a cozy and pleasant-looking space.
Ald. Joe Moore was on hand for the ribbon cutting and Follow Me on Friday event.
The crowd gathered outside on this cool but beautiful May evening for the official ribbon cutting.
Welcome to the neighborhood,
True Nature Foods!
Friday, May 15, 2015
|Spring garden in bloom at Farwell & Greenview|
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
What better way to celebrate the long-awaited return of good weather than with a little live jazz and a little something good to eat. Philly's Best and SP Kebab (at the corner of Sheridan & Pratt) are going to have live music every Saturday night. There was a jazz group playing tonight. I didn't catch their name but they were very good. Best of all, after years of disappointments, it feels like that corner is finally coming alive to the potential it's always had. I noticed a sign saying that they are also going to have movie screenings on Wednesdays, so i'll definitely have to check that out as well. The only remaining question is whether to have a cheesesteak or a kebab, and that is not going to be an easy thing to decide.
Prior to the opening of the new Whole Foods Market, i had only gotten off the L at Thorndale once or twice since this mosaic was installed, and that was in the middle of the frozen despair known as January, when i was in no mood to observe or appreciate much of anything beyond getting home as quickly as possible. So yesterday was the first time i really took notice of the new mosaics in the station. The title is "Thrive," and the artist is Jim Bachor. They are just beautiful! I'm going back to take more pictures of the other sections as soon as i can.
|Detail of mosaic at Thorndale Red Line Station|