Books ‘n’ Breakfast: Kafka and Avo-toast

Mortar & Pestle – Lake View: I’m back tracking a little bit going back to Chicago, but this was one of my favorites when I left, so I felt it was worth back tracking (actual phrase? tbd). My friend and I discovered it while in search of avocado toast that we were too lazy to make…

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Books ‘N’ Breakfast: The Devil and Unicorn Blood French Toast

I’ve always been a fan of the macabre. I’ve watched more crime shows than any person needs to see, I love zombie flicks, horror movies, mostly anything Halloween-y, and in high school Macbeth was my favorite Shakespeare play (because most high schoolers have a “favorite” Shakespeare play – NERD ALERT). It’s no wonder why The…

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In Spite of the Polar Vortex: Part 1

In the past year, Chicago has gotten a pretty bad rep. Granted, it’s freezing from November to mid April, windchill got down to -50 Fahrenheit multiple times this year, the snow seems never ending, and you forget what warmth feels like… so yeah winter in Chicago can be brutal. My parents, and friends living in…

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