Let's get one thing straight: I get paid to eat.‚ That doesn't mean every meal is rapture, but it does give me an opportunity to try things you might otherwise not know about. I'm guessing you probably already have an RSS feed pouring in every day, giving you information about the latest openings; you also probably follow a few people on Twitter or even check out the Facebook News Feed of a few notable food writers.‚ I realize there are dozens, if not hundreds of choices you can make for your daily dose of food information.‚ My hope for this blog is to give you a little window into my world.‚ I'm not interested in telling you about places offering $2 shots and 2-for-1 vodka-and-Red-Bulls, but rather, to share with you some of my eating and drinking experiences - both the good and the not-so-good.‚ Even though I'm based in Chicago - and file three reports each week for ABC 7 - I also travel a fair amount, and will be blogging from some of those places along the way.‚ I hope you enjoy the read, and as always, I welcome your comments, feedback and input.
The Purple Pig
Late last week, I popped into The Purple Pig, just off of Michigan Avenue.‚ It has a rather odd entrance.‚ You have to go into the 500 N. Michigan Ave. building, say a quick hello to the security desk, then walk to the left, down a hallway, and in through the front door.‚ Talk about a change of scenery.‚ From the drab, corporate lobby, you cross the threshold into a cozy room, covered with decorative Spanish tiles and tightly-packed tables along the walls.‚ A giant food counter against the open kitchen is perfect for voyeurs.‚
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