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Beauty and the Beast – Broadway in Chicago

July 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Our annual dinner-and-a-show night this year was way late. My mom’s birthday was last November, but we just got around to it this past weekend. I wanted to wait until after the wedding in February. When I looked at the schedule then, we decided on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which was only running for a few weeks during the summer. So, summer it is.

My mom and my dad came down to Chicago on Saturday afternoon. We visited a bit and went for a walk before going out for dinner at Gosu, a new Japanese and Korean restaurant in Logan Square. Then my mom and I caught the train downtown and barely made it to the show in time, while Dallas and my dad hung out at home.

When I lived in New York I knew someone who played the french horn in the orchestra for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. So, that means that this show has been going on for at least something like 10 years 17 years. I was glad to finally get to see it! It was everything I expected. All the songs and the scenes. Gorgeous sets. Such talented actors. I had not seen the cartoon for many, many years. As the show went along, the pieces of the story came back to me. Gaston, Maurice, Lumeire.

On Sunday we all went out for lunch at Lillie’s Q. I thought my dad would really enjoy the southern cooking and barbecue and he did! We tried so many things – boiled peanuts, hush puppies, ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, collard greens (x 2), baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and corn bread. All SO delicious. I really like this restaurant. Check out my photos from Lillie’s Q here.

As we were leaving the theater my mom said that she was trying to think up all of the shows we’d seen over the years. Well, here’s the list!

2010: El Nandu & Hubbard Street Dance
2009: Rhapsody & Jersey Boys
2008: Landmark & Dead Man’s Cell Phone at the Steppenwolf Theater
2007: Costello’s & Blue Man Group
2005/6: Hillary’s Urban Eatery (HUE) & Wicked
2004: Petterino’s & Mamma Mia
Ze Olde Days (1999?): Riverdance in Milwaukee
Ancient Times (1997?): Lorie Line

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Logan Square Neighborhood Walk: California Avenue

July 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

One day a few months ago, I was wanting to go for a walk, but wanting to go somewhere new. I used to do these “neighborhood walks” and post photos on this site, but haven’t done it forever. So, I decided that maybe over the course of this summer I will try to walk Logan Square. When you look up Logan Square boundaries, people have varying opinions. For this exercise, I’m going to go with these boundaries for the neighborhood: Diversey to the north, Western to the east, Armitage to the south and Pulaski to the West. However you classify it, the neighborhood is HUGE. So, I think if I do this I’ll have to break it up into a bunch of chunks. As the summer has progressed I haven’t done a great job keeping up on this project, but I’ll keep trying. Here are my photos from my walk on California Avenue from Armitage to Diversey.


Los Arista Food & Liquors


A strip mall in Logan Square. The Papa John’s is new this year.


Zen Salon for Men


Condo building.


Salem Evangelical Free Church


Ronny’s


More Condos


Mandy’s Cleaners


For Sale


14th District Police Department


Cafeteria de Pancho


Little Mel’s


This place is going to be Masada’s (Middle Eastern). It’s been under construction since we moved to Logan Square, but seems to actually be making progress now. I like the look.


Boiler Room. Been here for many slices.


California Blue Line Station


Cozy Corner and Emilio’s Produce Stand


Taqueria Moran, Logan Bar & Grill


It was Mothers Day, so there were vendors out trying to sell flowers and stuffed animals and stuff.


Currency Exchange


Logan Square Pantry


Sierra Tire Shop


California Furniture


More Mothers Day stuff for sale.


And they say all the new condos look the same…


Letizia’s Fiore


Mops Beauty Shop (Dallas and I, along with several other friends, have been going here for years!)


Used to be a drive-thru, now someone’s home?


Digame Language Instruction, A Touch of Vintage


Gosu, Korean/Japanese restaurant we’ve been meaning to try


Hachi’s Kitchen


Provenance Food & Wine, Anong Thai


Buona Terra


This Starbucks has an awesome outdoor patio.


Logan Boulevard


Flowering trees on Logan Boulevard


Fellowship House Assisted Living


Color Me Salon


Again with the older houses that are all exactly the same.


Walgreen’s


Need a mattress or futon?


I’ve never been to or any Popeye’s. I may have been to an IHOP once or twice, but not this one.

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