Entries Tagged as 'marianos'

Crazy Big Construction

April 25th, 2014 · No Comments

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We were at Makai’s doctors office on Halsted today for his 6-month check up (!!!) and this was the view across the street! Pretty crazy! And so huge. I could have stared at it for a long time. Lots of action. The receptionist told me they were building a new Mariano’s (of course), a movie theater, stores, restaurants, and maybe even a bowling alley. I did a little research and found this article. The receptionist was totally right. She was excited for maybe some new lunch spots, but bummed to lose their view. .. and don’t start on how this will affect traffic in the area!

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Hawaiian/Okinawan Sweet Potatoes in Chicago

January 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments


I stumbled upon these Hawaiian/Okinawan sweet potatoes at Mariano’s just before Christmas and bought them. Dallas steamed them and when he cut in: Bright purple. He said they were just like home. We were both afraid that these would be some kind of high-priced imposters.. but it was a good surprise that they were the real deal!

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Mariano’s West Loop

July 7th, 2013 · No Comments



I thought that the Mariano’s by my office was fancy, but I went to the West Loop location once and it’s definitely fancier! Oyster Bar!? And this insane bulk spice section.

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