According to Google Street View there’s a sign in the north side of Chicago that says, “DOOT ENR”. What could the meaning of this sign possibly be?

big cubs sale

The Chicago Cubs are in 5th place. They’re 14 games below .500 (46-60). So where’s the silver lining in all this? SALES! Kohl’s is selling Cubs apparel for 60-80% off! Jerseys with current players names are 80% off and everything else is 60% off. I scored an Andre Dawson t-shirt for $10 (retail $25). It’s …

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lego exhibit

If you happen to be in Washington DC before September 5, 2011, then think about heading over to the National Building Museum to check out the show, “LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition“. And you can buy sets by the designer(s) featured at the show at the LEGO Architecture site. I’d include a photo of lego structures, …

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Google Map Chicago

Head over to Google Maps and do a search for “Chicago“. That’s all. Just put in the word “Chicago“. The Google map ticker is placed at Fingerhut Bakery just west of Cermak and Halsted and within spitting distance of I-90/94. They’ve been around since 1895. From Fingerhut’s website: Proud supplier of the finest baked goods …

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Waldo is in Chicago!

It’s time to tweak your Fourth of July plans, for Waldo will be wandering downtown Chicago this Sunday afternoon! That’s right. Get the chance to meet Waldo from the famed “Where’s Waldo” book series. “Where? How?” You might ask. Ah, you’ll have to find him. It’s a “Where’s Waldo” book come to life and you’ll …

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the True Chicago Hot Dog

What’s a True Chicago Hot Dog? Forget the mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish, dill pickle, tomato, sea salt and pickled sport peppers. The True Chicago Hot Dog’s toppings are meat, more meat, and at least one cheese. After all, Chicago was the meat packing capital of the world. It is still debatable if the cheese …

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atoyot wrigley sign

The giant Toyota advertisement is now a fixture of Wrigley Field. The intent to build this ad was announced back in March and I blogged how it would look like a giant alien invading the park. Yes, the ad will look strange from inside the park, and it will also look very strange from the …

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Congrats, Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champs! Hoist that big shiny metal salad bowl high! photo B.Cassella Chicago Trib (outlined by me)