A few weekends ago, we made a quick trip down to Florida to see some friends and get some sun. During the trip, we stopped into Tampa to catch up with my friend and former mentee, Carlos, now a senior in business at USF. Speaking of the Bulls, let’s see if they can pull off a win today and get to the Sweet Sixteen (same goes for the Gators!)
Posted from: IL, USATalk about world-class smoked seafood. For lunch today we headed all the way down to 95th St. and the Calumet river (think the Blues Brothers’ bridge jumping scene) to try out Calumet Fisheries. This humble smoked fish shack is the winner of a James Beard Award, has been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations show, etc. If you like smoked salmon, trout, catfish, you name it (even smoked shrimp), this is the place. We chatted with one of the owners for a while and, next thing we know, we’re talking about his place in Ocala/The Villages, FL. Small world. So much history to this little place.
Can you imagine a place, known for its convenience and prescription medications now selling sushi? Now imagine, this same place having fresh fruit, a ton of prepared foods, new and unique product displays, manicures, and super-high end wine. Believe it or now, I’m talking about Walgreens! On Tuesday, a new Walgreens opened at State and Randolph (about 12 blocks from our house). Matt and I both read the stories about this new flagship store, so of course we had to check it out and went Tuesday night. We were not disappointed (even the window view of the Chicago theater is amazing!).