February 's 2011 municipal election is just around the corner. So "Eight Forty-Eight" head out into the neighborhoods to get a jump start on the issues and on WBEZ’s municipal election coverage.Rogers Park is Tuesday's area of focus.
Andres, who drove a junk truck for a while to earn money to open the Italian restaurant he named for his wife, has been telling me about the restaurant business, which has been rough in the current economy. I make a lot of mistakes.
Andres is describing all the jobs he’s had over the 25 years he’s been in Chicago. His daughter Michelle has already explained what he intended to do with the money he was hoping to raise. You know the crazy thing about America?
18-year old Michelle Flores works at her parents’ restaurant Chiki’s. Sometimes she helps with the food, but in this clip she shares a story about the time she had to kill a turkey in Mexico for Las Pasoditas. And eat it.
Michelle’s obviously tough. So what about boyfriends? I ask her. Any boys that you like? No, no. . . . Well, I don’t know if it’s like or just think he’s cute. . . . A lot of my friends judge a guy on his looks before they get to know him.