Friday, October 31, 2008

Chipotles Boo-Rito Day (free burrito if you dress like a burrito)

Chipotles Boo-Rito Day (free burrito if you dress like a burrito)

I'm told that you can just wrap some aluminum foil around your finger and it
counts as a costume.

The flier from Chipotles states:

Burritos, tacos and bowls, Oh my!

Come in on Halloween dressed like a

Chipotle burrito, taco, bowl or salad

and we'll complete your costume with a


Friday, October 31, 2008 6pm- closing

Chipotle Mexican Grill


Chipotle celebrates Boo-rito day (story from 2 years ago in out of town paper)

Relentless Marketing
Lighten Up Marketing #5: Chipotle's Boo-Ritos

Thursday, October 2, 2008



Once again everyone ordered the same thing.
Today was the combination plate.
Lamb, rice, moussaka, pastichio, dolmades, etc.

We celebrated a birthday there, so I have dessert photos to share.

Hint: Save room for dessert! Their desserts are incredible.
I want to return for my birthday.

The dessert they served for the birthday cake is called

Thick milk custard pie, with phyllo, Topped with rich honey syrup)
It is wonderful! The birthday boy shared some with me.

Our group also ordered the chocolate cake and the flan.

The service here is fantastic!
Our waiter is interested in cameras and I enjoyed discussing the history of cameras with him.

I've used a variety of cameras over the years (digital, 35mm, large format 4x5, disc, 126, 110, underwater, pinhole, 3d camera) but he had experience with medium format cameras too, which I've never used.

Visit their website at:

222 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661-5404

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Dinner at Pompei's in River Forest

Everyone ordered the same thing, the lasagna.
So I don't have a lot of variety to show you.
I would've ordered the spinach-ricotta pizza, but they were out and they said it would be an hour before more was available.

So here are photos of the bread, garlic-cheese bread and the lasagna.


7215 West Lake St.,
River Forest, IL 60305
Tel: 708-488-9800
Fax: 708-488-1289

Friday, January 11, 2008

Starship Subs in Forest Park, IL

Starship Subs in Forest Park, IL

Photos from an away mission...

Starship Restaurant

7618 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Fax# 708-771-3529

www.starshiprestaurant.comMore photos after the Amazon ads...

My thanks to Don G. for contributing many photos for this page.
Great work!

Free admission - Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium

Free admission at the Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium

Museum of Science and Industry

The museum will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
and offer free general admission for the rest of the month of January, 2008.,1,2092843.story


Shedd Aquarium

Discount week, Jan. 12 to 18, 2008

Take advantage of discount week at Shedd Aquarium.

Visit between Jan. 12 and 18, and your general admission is free.

I heard about this on the WGN Noon news.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Big Bowl stir fry restaurant in Schaumburg, IL

Photos from the Big Bowl stir fry restaurant in Schaumburg, IL

My family orders the stir fry.
So we pick out a protein (chicken, tofu, salmon, etc.),
select a sauce (chinese ginger garlic with a side of thai coconut curry) ,
choose rice or noodles and then
pick out our veggies to be cooked with it from the veggie bar.

I love this place!

I even like their restroom door signs!

Big Bowl

Photos from

1950 East Higgins
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 517-8881

More Chicago/Cook County restaurant photos:

Name this Schaumburg cafeteria

Name that Chicago Polish Buffet

Name this Schaumburg cafeteria

Can you name this Schaumburg cafeteria?

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Do you know the answer?

Post it in the COMMENTS section below.


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Monday, January 7, 2008

Name that Chicago Polish Buffet

Name that Chicago Polish Buffet

Can you identify this Polish Buffet restaurant in Chicago?
If yes, use the comments feature at the bottom of the page to post your answer.

You can click on a photo for a larger view.

The food is fantastic here.

Need help finding the answer? Here is a hint...

Hope you enjoy the photos!