Tag Archive for Valois

Giving Thanks

When you ask people what they are thankful for, they tend to be specific. When you ask them what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving Day at Valois on 53rd Street, they tend to be prolific. It was around 4pm…

Hop on the Hope Bus

The Chicago Neighborhood Tours website boasts that Hyde Park and Kenwood are “where lakefront vistas, ancient history, architecture and Nobel Prizes meet.” Now that Senator Obama, who used to be the neighbor of thousands of proud South Side residents, has…

High Society

“So have we solved all the world’s problems this evening?” he asked. Everyone chuckled and responded, “Again!” This group was no agency of the United Nations, nor was it even some sort of committee meeting for the city government of…

The Bitter Taste of Hyde Park

One might as well just state the obvious: Hyde Park restaurants suck. This observation is not qualified with any real culinary justification (although it isn’t hard to do, really); it’s qualified on a moral basis. Last Saturday, the Hyde Park…