Jimi Hendrix Drink Experience - These were discounted to $.99 for a large can. Got one of the artistic colored and decorated cans. We were thinking these would be pretty average. The taste was OK, like a purple haze, (sorry) and it gave a kick for a good hour. Not sure if it's even around anymore.
OE, Olde English, 8-Ball - We used to drink this often in and just after college. Two of these would get us flowing or one before we headed out for the night was a great starter. Cheap and strong, it did it's job. Got one a few nights ago and nothings changed - still cheap, still strong, still does the job.
Have a holly-jolly T-day and get properly filled with stuffing and vino. A/C will be laying low in Cornfield, IN. for the weekend, bouncing between feasts and fun with fam and friends. Give thanks for all that's good - and we'll see you Monday.
We've been out to quite a few eateries over the past month or so and have yet to report on them to our lovely readers. McCormick & Schmidt's is nestled in the heart of hotels and shoppers, but their daily-flown in salamon was some of the best I've had. Bacino's pizza is high quality deep-dish with a lip-smacking butter taste right in the line of DePaul bar row. Salerno's is homey Italian joint in River West and has possibly the second best pizza in the city. Habana Libre offers a nice cozy vibe and a plantaine vegi-sandwich worth a stop in the Westown Cuban spot. Pegasus is in the heart of Greek Town and features a rooftop deck with an amazing view (but not dinner), very pleasent service, with lamb and Milopita that melts in your mouth. Plan B is a new Wicker Park clubby spot that has solid food, but nothing stands out to make the place overstep all the other joints they're copying on the West side. La Condesa is another Westown spot with an amazing array of Mexican fare with killer pico. We revisited a few place recently too like J. Patricks (who just changed ownership), Hollywood Grill and South Loop Club. All solid in their strengths. Chicago food - flat out delicious.
Caffeine. During college I was a Mt. Dew freak. I'd 'Do The Dew" by the liter a day. Then during my junior year I had a bad episode where I was sick hung-over, ripped on Rocky Mountain Tree and sipping a Dew, when my head went boom and it felt like my heart followed. I went to the ER, got a talk on moderation, left, and swore off the poisons. It didn't last for long, but the Dew's haitus did. For almost 4 and a half years I went without any caffeine. None. I think I had a cup of coffee at a cafe when I lived in New Orleans and drank a couple Coke's (and did a little speed) while writing my novel, but that was it. Few years back I got down with a Diet Coke now and again and some coffee and of course gradually worked my way back up to a couple cups of some sort of caffeine a day. Today it's at least 5 days a week with 2 cups. Maybe I need to cut back. They say a couple cups a day is healthy, but I do feel a little jittery now and again. But the Yerba Matte I've been drinking might cure that.