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Re: “Katana plunges its glittery blade into River North

La nuit silencieuse.

Dans la nuit,
silencieuse
comme une
feuille dsole,
j'coute le
sourire qui vient
tendrement en
donnant la
lumire.

Francesco Sinibaldi

Posted by Sinibaldi on 10/23/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “A Mexican immigrant awed by the abundance of American grocery stores

Thank you very much for your comments.
In fact, he spoke for the general population. It is true that one can find European products but these stores, even if it is a walmart, are in well-defined areas like polanco, reform and coyoacan. Many thanks

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Posted by Elizabeth Franco on 10/17/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “A Mexican immigrant awed by the abundance of American grocery stores

I am actually glad this girl emmigrated, she has the most backwards view of Mexico, maybe because she was from a little town, but in general Mexico has more than three supermakets... like way more (https://antad.net/). You can find a lot of foreing food speacially european (even world class quality) in Mexico City and there is no shortage of options in oils, let alone some basic products like shampoos, you can even walk to the ubiquitous OXXO and find all your basic needs in literal minutes. Please If you read this piece believe a Mexican who actually lives in Mexico, things are nothing like this girl is telling. It just feels like she has a grudge to the country she was born.

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Posted by José Lopez on 10/15/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “A Mexican immigrant awed by the abundance of American grocery stores

Well, I think the traduction was not very good. . What I was trying to say is that one of the great advantages of this country is the variety of products. It is a pity that we speak badly of one place or another. What is more, it is about sharing experiences. In the end it is a single humanity. I'm sorry you were offended

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Posted by Elizabeth Franco on 10/14/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “A Mexican immigrant awed by the abundance of American grocery stores

In what backwards part of Mexico did she live in? How was she not able to buy shampoo in minutes? Well, I figure thats like in the Peoples Republic of CDMX.

Here in northern Mexico most be a enterely different country (really, it should). I can step out of home, walk three blocks to an Aurrera an buy shampoo. I can go to Soriana or Smart to buy pink salt (which is more expensive btw, thats why you regular mexican buy regular salt, they dont give a dime about health). Is she dense or something? A mercado has more abundance in fruit and vegetables than any Walmart in America (I know, Ive been in lots of them).

Im offended you paint Mexico like Venezuela, empty shelves and all.

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Posted by Alberto Barbosa on 10/14/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Catching a buzz without the booze at Chicago’s first kava bar

I'm not sure what article you were reading, @angela, but this one doesn't mention kratom at all.

Posted by Julia Thiel on 09/12/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Catching a buzz without the booze at Chicago’s first kava bar

Kava and Kratom used together is not dangerous. Im one person, but Ive been doing this for years and years. At worst, youll fall asleep. This article does nothing to explain why the interaction may be unsafe, providing no references either. It simply states it.
What really should be said for safety considerations (that this article at no point mentions) is that people should not drive while under the influence of kava. Just because its not alcohol doesnt make it OK. Kava WILL impair your coordination and worsen your response time.
The FDA claim that kratom can cause psychosis is also laughable. It doesnt. For more information: Kratom

Posted by angela on 09/12/2017 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Margeaux Brasserie is not really a restaurant for Chicagoans

Sounds like you came into it with an obvious negative subjectivity. It bleeds into your review. For that I can't take this seriously at all. Next time don't open your review with obvious disdain that has nothing to do to with the food you are reviewing. Just review the food. Your bourgeoisie use of adjectives and cliche commentary is ameteur.

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Posted by Bryan Alexander on 09/03/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Daisies pushes pasta in a midwestern direction

Very nice and delicious photos. I also want to learn how to take pictures. I found a lot of ideas here weedit.photos. I train

Posted by johnymal on 08/18/2017 at 2:25 AM

Re: “People Issue 2012:
Dave Odd, the forager

If you reasonably disagree with this guy politically online, he will start posting insulting meme photos of your dead grandmother online... He's one of the most hateful individuals I've encountered on the internet.

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Posted by Corbin Ross Imgrund on 08/15/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Split-Rail reimagines a lowbrow midwestern culinary heritage

I swear you guys miss this on like every third restaurant review and I think it's just to annoy me. Can you add the address, phone number and website links to this place?

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Posted by Pratfall on 08/02/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Bean pie, my brother?

"The European white race," he wrote, "blessed with the privilege of eating the best food the earth provides"

That is a lie.

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Posted by The Real World on 07/19/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Bean pie, my brother?

Used to get them at the Gem Spa on St Marks in the East Village back in the seventies. Can't find them anymore, wish I could.

Posted by Gary Timmerhans on 07/05/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Mirabella is the Gene & Georgetti of the neighborhoods

Solid review. This place is excellent, and the review is right: these are downtown-caliber steaks at a fraction of the cost. A few tweaks: they should really serve plain-old french fries, and the signage/entrance is not obvious. Also, their website doesn't work (???). But these are peripheral flaws and the bottom line is, this an excellent spot and people shouldn't have any hesitation about going there.

Posted by Joel R on 06/16/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Chef Rodolfo Cuadros pays tribute to his culinary mentor, Douglas Rodriguez

Please - a written non-video version of the recipe would be great!

Posted by chgogrrl on 06/02/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Selam Ethiopian Kitchen brings it raw

@Afom- "...8 minutes away from downtown..." ? Uh, maybe by helicopter.

Great review, Mike. Will try this place out and soon.

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Posted by bubbles on 05/28/2017 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Selam Ethiopian Kitchen brings it raw

It is becoming my favorite spot in Chicago.
Selam is the best Ethiopian Restaurant in Chicago, for reasons beyond it's authentic and delicious food. It is exquisitely located in the heart of Chicago which is 8 minutes away from downtown and elsewhere from north. As an Ethiopian I am a testament of this five star deserving restaurant for it's exceptional services ( friendly stuff) which exceeds my expectation, a well decorated bar which tempts my alcohol urge everytime and food hands down the best!!!

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Posted by Afom on 05/27/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Selam Ethiopian Kitchen brings it raw

What a wonderfully presented vivid and comprehensive narration of dietary history of a cultural group and a culinary excellence of a couple. So beautiful that I might fly to Chicago soon to experience this rarity in person.

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Posted by worku on 05/27/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Chicago’s only Georgian restaurant sets up shop in Lakeview

In fifty years (!!) of Chicago dining, this was the very worst restaurant I've ever experienced. They need to just close their doors and take a good course in restaurant management. We arrived at our reserved time, were promptly seated and given menus. The orders were taken and the waitperson disappeared. Then..nothing. After 30 minutes of being ignored by the waitperson, I finally went to the back of the restaurant, found her and asked about appetizers. I was told they were "very busy." When I pointed out that tables who had arrived well after us were eating, she said "They had ordered in advance," but our appetizers were coming up. I asked for some bread. She said she'd bring some, but never did. Instead she brought a small dish with three peppers and three pickle slices that looked as if she'd grabbed it off someone else's table.
After 60 minutes, and no food, I again went back to her and said to just "bring something." A few minutes later, she brought two of the four appetizers ordered.
After 90 minutes, and no food, everyone in our group was urging to just walk out. The two appetizers had been good but nothing special.
At the 1 hour 40 minute mark (as I write this,I can't believe we waited this long), we simply walked out, trying valiantly to suppress our anger and went to another restaurant.
Diplomat, just go away!! No business should treat its clientele with such disregard and be allowed to stay in business

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Posted by davide on 05/25/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Chicago’s only Georgian restaurant sets up shop in Lakeview

(I find it interesting that this review had been removed. It is the second time I am posting it)
In fifty years (!!) of Chicago dining, this was the very worst restaurant I've ever experienced. They need to just close their doors and take a good course in restaurant management. We arrived at our reserved time, were promptly seated and given menus. The orders were taken and the waitperson disappeared. Then..nothing. After 30 minutes of being ignored by the waitperson, I finally went to the back of the restaurant, found her and asked about appetizers. I was told they were "very busy." When I pointed out that tables who had arrived well after us were eating, she said "They had ordered in advance," but our appetizers were coming up. I asked for some bread. She said she'd bring some, but never did. Instead she brought a small dish with three peppers and three pickle slices that looked as if she'd grabbed it off someone else's table.
After 60 minutes, and no food, I again went back to her and said to just "bring something." A few minutes later, she brought two of the four appetizers ordered.
After 90 minutes, and no food, everyone in our group was urging to just walk out. The two appetizers had been good but nothing special.
At the 1 hour 40 minute mark (as I write this,I can't believe we waited this long), we simply walked out, trying valiantly to suppress our anger and went to another restaurant.
Diplomat, just go away!! No business should treat its clientele with such disregard and be allowed to stay in business

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by davide on 05/25/2017 at 6:29 AM