3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Haddon St. Christmas Party (Rainbo Club) this year?

The Haddon St. Block Christmas Party pot luck is normally held the first Sunday in December at Rainbo Club, but I have not received a flyer. Is it happening this Sunday?

Dec 26 2011

Updated 6 days ago

Knife sharpening?

Anyone know of a good place to get knives sharpened that's at least vaguely near Wicker Park/Bucktown? As I was cooking dinner tonight I realized just how dull our knives have gotten.

  • calvin Lyons Consultant

    Thanks to all for the feedback. Yes I did read Kitchen Confidential and found it very informative and entertaining. Based on my research, I do not see myself busting tail in a cramp kitchen for the balance of my life. My interest would be to do something different/creative like a...

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    Thanks to all for the feedback. Yes I did read Kitchen Confidential and found it very informative and entertaining. Based on my research, I do not see myself busting tail in a cramp kitchen for the balance of my life. My interest would be to do something different/creative like a speciality catering truck (high end roach coach) or something in that vain.

    PS: I looked at the national salary survey for chef's and was astounded. The only people who appear to make a salary worth their effort are Head Chef's, and Chef Owners. Believe it or not, the highest paid person (on average) is the sommelier.

  • Gotta say I agree with Opivy. While I'm not a chef, I have friends who are, and the pay sucks - even at some of Chicago's most storied restaurants, and hours even worse. If you're willing to put up with it for a few years, and you're a creative and...

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    Gotta say I agree with Opivy. While I'm not a chef, I have friends who are, and the pay sucks - even at some of Chicago's most storied restaurants, and hours even worse. If you're willing to put up with it for a few years, and you're a creative and marketing genius and then OK with borrowing the life savings of every one of your friends, family, neighbors, -and the mafia, you may get to open your own place. And it may get "hot" and have a waiting list. Of course, life expectancy of a "hot" restaurant is about 18 months.

    This is not to step on anyone's dream, but its up there with becoming a painter. Don't do it with expectation of financial freedom anytime soon. There are just easier forms of self-abuse

Oct 31

Updated Nov 02

Lost Cat

My apartment door was left open this morning by a handyman and my new kitty sadly slipped out. She is brand new to the area and very skiddish. Brown & gray tabby with a white belly and paws. Name is Lola. If you see please message me: 217-454-1407

  • Poor thing. I hope you find her! Should be fairly close. Leave food outside your door while you're away, in a spot somewhat sheltered from foot traffic if possible, so she can feel safe to stay there.

  • Also, my cat got out after only two weeks in her new forever home. If you set a trap and put tuna in oil and sardines mixed together and place in the trap she should smell it and when she goes in for the food the door closes behind her. Didn't take long for me to get my cat back. Good luck I hope you find her.

  • AvaBianca West Town/Noble Square resident.

    I've also heard that putting her used litter box out helps. Apparently they can smell that and will come home. Good luck!

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