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A visual journalist living in Chicago.
Author has written 73 posts for The Single's Woman's Pot

Singing the praises of food stamps

I’m not interested in getting into the politics of food, especially with the elections warming up. But this little ditty just screams GOP/ Teabagger opportunity to slam anyone who argues against their platform.  Watching this gave me flashes of Regan and his “Welfare Queen” campaign. While Regan’s GOP  had to engineer sh*t to cause and create fear among voters, now … Continue reading

#8 Makola

Makola, a West African supermarket (actually more like a mid-size mini mart) added a second location a year ago, at 4501 N. Sheridan. The original is at 1017 W. Wilson. Over a year old, it still had that “new store” smell to it. The meat section stocked frozen goat, cow skin, and feet but butcher’s … Continue reading

Moo & Oink to hit the chopping block

UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that  potential buyers may step up  8/29/2011. Growing up in the 80s, I knew it was summertime on the South side of Chicago when a couple of things happened: a certain blue ice cream truck started appearing in my neighborhood, watching car clubs on their way to the Dan Ryan Forest Preserve, … Continue reading

Rahmbo brags on what he’s done.

Truth be told, Rahm Emanuel outlining his first 100 days on a big poster board missed a few things. Like gold stars, that said it’s ‘effin golden! Today, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore reports on food deserts and interviewed Emmanuel about this “complex, un-sexy policy problem.” Click here to listen. 

News: Groupon Gets into Groceries

Today, two local coupon websites have announced, along with Groupon, are getting into business of groceries. The plan is to add grocery coupons  to daily deals. So as you surf for $49 teeth-whitening deals, you can stop on the way home and pickup, perhaps, $20 in coffee for $10. I have no clue as to what direction Groupon is … Continue reading

#7: Viet Hoa

Viet Hoa ain’t much different from the neighborhood competitors on the surface. You got your canned Asian goods, rice noodles (over 40 different Ramen noodles), and dedicated area to supplies for the home altars many Asians have in their homes. But I got a bit of surprise when I rounded the corner. Viet Hoa separates its self … Continue reading

#6: Hoa Nam Grocery

I don’t love you anymore  It’s just that simple No, no, no, not like before Such a shame, dirty shame — I Don’t Love You Anymore // Teddy Pendergrass This is my breakup song with wheat and everything it’s in. I’m singing it on the street as I pass by Jimmy John’s when I’m starvin’. … Continue reading

News: Now Cooking for Two

Out of the frying pan into divorce court goes famous UK chef Heston Blumenthal. HuffPo is reporting (or is that linking to reports) Blumenthal left his wife of 22 years for a Nigella Lawson knockoff notably known for her single’s only cookbook, The Pleasure is All Mine. Currently ranking at #103,906  on Amazon, Suzanne Pirret is being referred to … Continue reading

#5: Old World Market

Easy like a Sunday morning (and afternoon thru evening) was the weather in Chicago. It was too hard to stay indoors and use the excuse that I’m “making good choices for my dollars” (read:broke). So I hit the streets to hit up some grocery stores. Recently, I’ve discovered or got an inkling that I may … Continue reading

#4:Trader Joe’s- Clybourn Galleria-Lincoln Park

Gas. Having it or getting it is two things that I don’t want to be reminded of when I enter a grocery store. While I’ve lamented about having to walk the fat gauntlet, Trader Joe’s in Lincoln Park wants me to be reminded of, I guess my lactose intolerance?!?!? Upon entering from the 2nd floor parking … Continue reading

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