Idealistic lawyer Mickey Haller runs practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and small across Los Angeles. This is a series.
Q-tips say: Yes, watch it. We did enjoy.
Mrs. Q says: I’m not always a fan of watching series but I will say that The Lincoln Lawyer is worth watching because its twists and turns never seem entirely implausible or wholly based on coincidence. “The law was not always about truth. It’s about negotiation, making something better, manipulation.” A cunning strategist, he knows how to work all the angles, and our guilty pleasure is watching him go to it.
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PATIO BEEF – 6022 N Broadway, Chicago, IL, Edgewater, (773) 764-8500
Q-tips say: YES, go and enjoy! We almost always take out – but the fact that cab drivers and Chicago’s Finest Officers frequent the restaurant is a sure sign that it is good. They do have indoor dining & an enclosed or outdoor patio seating.
They offer great food, service and excellent Gyros, all beef hot dogs, delicious Italian Beef & and homemade soups, shrimp, fish, and much, much more. Go and enjoy, we always do enjoy.
Mrs. Q had: Italian Beef with sweet peppers & the other Q had:a Gyro sandwich. Shared the fries.
9/15/23 – Lincoln Park Zoo – 2001 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614, lpzoo.org – (312) 742-2000
Q-tips say: Yes, another enjoyable our visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. IT IS FREE! Everything is open even the Merry Go Round & Train. We went around 11:00 AM & it was feeding time for most animals so they were out and about & playing. Street Parking & they have a lot -which requires a fee.
Mrs. Q says: So, get off your fanny and put your cell phone away and go enjoy the beautiful weather outside & visit your four legged relatives at the Zoo. Instead walking around the hood again, go to Lincoln Park Zoo to visit your relatives.
Many negatives are said by some about Chicago, IL, but you can’t beat the Free Lincoln Park Zoo/transportation/museums/restaurants, etc.
Chicago has great public transportation, the restaurants, Playhouses, Museums (do offer free days for residents & you can get free admission from some Public Libraries providing you have little ones with you). The wonderful ethnic neighborhoods and their restaurants. Navy Pier. The wonderful views of Lake Michigan & views of the cities, especially if you live on/near the lake.
PS: There is no Red Tide in summer or beaches closed due to poop.
9/14/23 – 5951 N Broadway St Chicago – (773) 561-5577 – indiecafe.us
Indie has indoor/outdoor seating. BYOB with corkage fee for Beer & Wine only. No BYOB outside.
This visit was a take out & we ate at home on our enclosed balcony. Mrs. Q enjoyed eating at home in her “she shed” balcony.
We shared & always enjoy one of the best Crab Rangoon around.
Mrs. Q ordered the BIBI SUSHI – 7 pcs. of Nigiri and one California Maki rol – no sesames please & Wonton Soup. Bulleit Whiskey Old Fashion – I made at home. Had my Jamieson Old Fashion at home.
The other half had: OMAKASE – 9 pcs of Sashimi, a few pieces of Unagi & Miso Soup. Our own Saki at home.
A Women Owned Restaurant – Executive Chef Iggy Waranon and Co-Owner Gui Prasartkul came to Chicago in 1998 to study the arts of photography(Governor State University) and film making(the School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
Q-Tips Say: A neighborhood Mexican Restaurant that has good service, good food and drinks, ambiance and outdoor seating. Began by sharing complimentary chips & salsa & we ordered a small side of guacamole,.
Drinks: Mrs. Q had: Maker’s Mark Old Fashion. Mr. Q had the house Margarita.
FIRST BASKET OF CHIPS AND SALSA IS COMPLIMENTARY WHILE DINING IN. We ordered a side of guacamole.
I had: – CARNE ASADA Y CAMARONES – Grilled skirt steak and three jumbo grilled shrimp & verdolagas salad and rice.
The Mr. had: CARNE ASADA Y CAMARONES – Grilled skirt steak and three jumbo grilled shrimp al chipotle, verdolagas salad & rice.
Mrs. Q says:MAS ALLA DEL SOL is NOT your local Taco Bell. Everything is fresh, tasty and the drinks are good. Street parking. Getting a bit pricey but try it.
9/9/23 – Q-tips say: Had a wonderful time visiting with our long time Chicago friends.Glad they are doing ok.
Mrs. Q says: I don’t mind paying a higher price for dinner (like at Shaw’s Crab house downtown, etc.) but not for mediocre food. Over all: Was over priced & over-rated. A tad dark inside – we ate outside – was nice till the airplanes from the airport flew over.
It was a long drive for the Q’s to get here – if my meal was more enjoyable, would not mind the drive.
One friends had: He had:Spaghetti & Meatballs – Marinara, handmade meatball & the She had:Rigatoni alla Vodka – Vodka sauce, fresh basil & they shared a Salad. They seemed to enjoy the meal.
The other half had: Lamb Chop Lollipop. A Perfect Manhattan. He said the Lamb Chops were ok & ate some of my fries.
Mrs. Q had: I am not a big Pasta fan so I had Baby Back BBQ Ribs – Served with fries and coleslaw. Did not enjoy a bit of my dinner – the ribs were not baby – they were Gigantic & nothing special about the Cole slaw or fries. My drink was good: OLD FASHIONED – Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Orange, Angostura Bitters, Luxardo Cherry. Probably should have had: A Burger.
The Q’s began with sharing: Caesar Salad.
We shared the dessert & all enjoyed the dessert: NUTELLA BEIGNETS.
Q-tips say: Orion is a new Polish Rest. for the Q’s – we have not been here before.
Everyone enjoyed the food/environment & each other company before dropping off the Kids at the airport. The food tastes like all is homemade. Servings a plentiful to share. We will go back again & enjoy!
We began with ordering 3 Polish beers – Zywiec. And a Wine.
The Son & Mrs. Q had: Mushroom Soup.
The Daughter in Law & Mr. Q had:Beet soup mini pierogis filled with meat.
The Q’s shared: Pierogi –Meat/Sauerkraut topped with bacon bits. And shared Golabki – Stuffed cabbage rolls with meat & rice. A side dish of cucumber salad.
The Son had:Golabki – Stuffed cabbage rolls with meat & rice. A side dish of cucumber salad.
9/2/23 – Go inside the lobbies of Art Deco masterpieces built in the heart of Chicago’s financial district during the Roaring ’20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.
Outside 30 N. LaSalle St.
Q-tip say: Loved it! Favorite Son & Daughter in law & Q-tips walked the tour & really enjoyed the tour/ the tour guide Haley, the beautiful weather & then walked to Berghoff’s for a delicious dinner & drinks.
The Berghoff is a rarity in America’s restaurant industry—100% family-owned and family-operated for more than 123 years. We enjoyed this visit after our visit to Christkindl market Chicago. www.christkindlmarket.com
Q-Tips say: Had a wonderful visit, food, drinks & ambiance & visit with the Daughter in Law & Son.
Began: we all began with sharing a delicious Bavarian Pretzel.
Both Q’s had:ASB Czech beer. Son had: ASB Flights of beer. Daughter in Law had: Uncle John’s Hard Cider.
Mrs. Q’s enjoyed: – Reuben Sandwich – Hand-carved corned beef (I had corned beef), Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing, served on a grilled house-made rye and ordered an order of Potato Pancakes with small side of apple sauce. She usually does not drink a beer with a meal but when at Berghoff’s Rest. it is a must.
The other half had: Sausage Trio.
Daughter in Law had: Roast Beef Sandwich.
Son had: Jager Schnitzel.
Q tips Say: Go. Enjoyed the food, drinks & visit with the Kids & ambiance.
Should Berghoff ever offer their “History Tour,” take it. When we went several years ago, it was excellent. A tour that ended with tasting different dishes of food.
Hot Corned Beef Sandwich Our classic hand-carved corned beef served on house-made rye bread.
Mr. Q had: Lobster Bisque Soup. Dinner: Appetizer –SAUTEED NORTH CAROLINA SOFTSHELL CRAB – jasmine rice, sautéed spinach, lemon butter.
Shaw’s has some of the best Oysters/Clams. Fresh, Fresh & Fresh were the Oysters, delicious Bisque Soup, bread, & dinner entrees.
Q-Tips say: Shaw’s is one of the best Seafood, Sushi & Steak Restaurants around Chi-Town. You don’t find Seafood any fresher than at Shaw’s. Mrs. Q says: It is one of the BEST restaurant not the least expensive – but worth it every penny. And we don’t have to “Shuck” our own Oysters. Best Lobster Bisque Soup and awesome Sautéed Soft Shell Crab.
Mrs. Q says: Rode her favorite bus, the #147 back. The downtown area was humming with many people out and about enjoying the beautiful weather, dining & shopping scene in Chi-town.