Dec 26 2011

Updated Nov 26

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

Nov 05

Updated Nov 05

Armitage west of western

There are lots of fitetrucks and police and ambulances one block south of armitage, a couple blocks west of western. A couple news vans too. Anyone know what is going on?

  • Two houses were on fire in 2600 block of homer. Someone wrote 5 taken to hospital for smoke and burns.

Oct 23

Updated Oct 24

Gun Shots near Walgreens at Armitage and Milwaukee

Did anyone hear gun shots or see anything odd around 7:00 or so at the Walgreens??

  • No didn't hear- I'm nearby there. However, on the Logan Sq Neighborhood Watch page on FB, there was posting that there was a shooting by Logan Theater on Milwaukee. "Car blew through the intersection, no lights on, turned right on Wrightwood after cutting multiple people off. Silver Scion, no back window." about an hour ago

  • I haven't seen any articles, but there was chatter about this on the Bucktown neighborhood watch page on facebook.

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