Monday, August 9, 2010

Hello Friends and Lovers!

Has anyone seen this show on IFC (independent film channel) called Food Party? It's a wacky 20-minute "cooking show" that is a fictionalized Rachel Ray on some sort of Pee-Wee Herman acid trip. And yes, it is just as annoying as it sounds.

Whew...this weekend went by fast. Friday night entailed a trip to Caputo's (an amazingly inexpensive local grocery store specializing in Italian, Mexican, and Polish goods with locations in multiple suburbs) where we stocked up on good ranging from Nutella, to Indian curry, to $3/lb turkey, to Italian tea biscuits. That night, we made an especially yummy dinner: Syrrah-baked spicy Italian sausage, portobello risotto with wine glaze, and romaine salad. Plus, that Syrrah from the ingredients list also made it into our glasses. For dessert? Milk and cookies. Mmm...

Saturday was a great day. We snuck Lady into the dog beach (because as it turns out, it is not free. Fail: Evanston). We checked out the local arts festival (Success: Artist Rachel Perrine). And then we watched MacBeth while eating our left-overs from the night before (Fail: Me falling asleep in the second act). And to end the night, after an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay, we hit up Oberweiss, an amazing local creamery. Witness this success below:

And finally, Sunday, believe it or not, was a day spent at Lollapalooza. We saw The Cribs, Yeasayer, MGMT, and Arcade Fire. I managed to sneak into the VIP section (see: free beer, food, cigarettes, and fancy restrooms) unknowingly and managed to take advantage of nothing. Yeasayer was fantastic, albeit incredibly hot, and it was clear the East Coast boys were feelin' a little weezy. The night ended with Arcade Fire, who played the perfect mix of their new album The Suburbs with their hits from Funeral. Pics of "da Gang" will be coming soon...

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