Thursday, January 26, 2012

Random Military photo of the week

I was browsing some photos of my time in Afghanistan, and chuckled when I saw this one of me, and "Commander Qand", a local man of note, former Afghan Militia Commander and veteran of fighting against the Soviets and the Talib.

Yes, meetings bore me too, CDR Qand.

Should you find yourself in Chicago....visit Lincoln Tavern

Should you happen to find yourself in Bucktown (that is a neighborhood in Chicago, for our out of State friends) you will want to drop in at Lincoln Tavern.
Hey, Look here, right on Wabansia!
While a real neighborhood bar is the first thing you will see...
Is that an Elvis picture?

Pour me a Blue, wouldya please?

 Don't think that is all there is to this place...the dining room hides off to the back.

 The food was startlingly good - the ribs were reviewed by a hungry 13 year old (my son) as "awesome!". Everything else was too.  If you have a hankering for game, they even do that once in a while.

The brother and sister that own and run the place were personable and made sure we hade a relaxing time.

Lincoln Tavern
1858 W. Wabansia Ave. (1700N, 1900W)
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-7778
Go have a beer and a bite, ok?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A landmark reborn

Out with the old....

In with new....Mars Cheese Castle.  One cannot cross the Illinois/Wisconsin border (near Kenosha)without at least wanting to stop at the Castle.  The iconic cheese, beer and sausage shop became so popular, they had to move (across the parking lot) to a bigger building.

Man, now I want a brat and some New Galrus beer...

I'm back

Had lost my voice, so to speak for blogging.  Well, I think I am ready to return.  Standby for posts....
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