A MEME BEFORE THE WEEKEND

It is fun for all! You can join in, too!

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Joe (NE Tennessee, USA)
10K Monkeys (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Big Stupid Tommy (Athens, Tennessee, USA)
Newscoma (Weakley County, Tennessee, USA)
Russ McBee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Atomictumor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)
CitizenNetmom (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)
Tiny Cat Pants (Nashville, TN, USA)

Church of the Bad News (Chicago, IL, USA)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location

1. Hema’s Kitchen. Hema Potla cooks up Indian food that sets your mouth alight and your heart dancing. I have been visiting Hema’s restaurants for over a decade, and every visit is like going to a beloved aunt’s house for dinner. The freshly ground spices and the homestyle cooking make this my personal soul food. The saag paneer and the vegetable samosas are highlights.

2. Chicago Diner. A diner for the health conscious or the moderately adventurous. Set in the heart of the Northalsted commercial strip, this joint makes meat-free comfort food that has just the right levels of flavor and imagination. The menu is varied and frequently gets a tweak, so I can’t say that I have a favorite dish. The ‘meat’ loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy presently comes to mind, though.

3. Hot Doug’s. Chef Doug Sohn brings life to this SuperFans phrase: There are no two finer words in the English language than “encased meats,” my friend. If you’re lucky when you go, the Game of the Week will be the rattlesnake.

4. White Castle. Can’t touch it right now, what with the special diet I’m on (I’ll explain soon), but I will get me some slyders eventually. For all the weed they chased down and smoked, it is understandable that this is what Harold and Kumar were really craving.

5. Peyton Place Restaurant. I know it is a long way to this place from Chicago, but it is always worth the trip. Visit the website– better yet, make the trip to northern New Hampshire and visit the restaurant– to find out why. R. and I will be giving Isabel her first Peyton Place experience in July.

3. Tag five others.

I’m working on this part, in my own special non-working way. Feel free to chime in, good readers, by e-mail or blog.

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