Man, its cold. I'm not talking "just got out of the shower and forgot your towel in the bedroom cold." I mean, " i just fell in a pile of snow-cones cold. The air here hurts my lungs to breathe the moment I walk out the door. The snow here is thick and black from the dirt and pollution. The people are all skinny... well, as far as I can see. Everyone walks briskly and no one looks back.
But let me digress, as not to paint a total picture of disaster; there has been one element of delight, in many different ways. This morning I had French toast. Not your average battered bread. This French Toast was sweetened with fruit, dipped in butter and cream, topped with nuts, and paired with thick cut bacon and chicken sausage. That's right, the breakfast of champions. I had pineapple juice to go with it all and it could not have been any better. I almost wanted to head in the kitchen to watch the chef make them, but I am just not there yet. The ambiance could have been a little better as the hostess looked up to greet people in between texts on her phone; and I did have to send my bacon back for temperature reasons, but besides that, I would definitely recommend BATTERS & BERRIES to any Chi-Town visitors! Tell them Chef Jarvis sent you. It wont get you anything special, but it sure will make for a great conversation starter!
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