Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holidays Special Edition: The Most Awesomest Pumpkin Pie Ever

It’s my mom’s pumpkin pie, of course.  It’s made from scratch.  The legend of mom’s pumpkin pie is known to a lucky few, but I have decided that my humanitarian act for the holiday season will be getting the secret … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park #4: The Wormhole

Wicker Park arguably has the best neighborhood selection of coffee places in Chicago.  Options abound from the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks (they don’t deserve a spot in this review because plenty has been written about both of these places) to one … Continue reading

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It’s Easier to Win a Race When You are the Only One Running It (Great Deals are Found by Going Against the Grain)

Economic theory and academic practice spends a lot of time on the subject of the business cycle and how to smooth it out.  The idea is that there is going to be a natural up and down to the economy, … Continue reading

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Bad Puns and Great Buildings: Wicker Park-itecture

One of the great attributes of Wicker Park and Bucktown is the wide range of architecture in both neighborhoods.  This is going to be the first in a line of pictures and descriptions of some interesting buildings that dot the … Continue reading

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