Further to my post of last night, I just received an e-mail newsletter from the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, IL, where I saw Amy Grant a week ago. It included this picture, which I thought I'd post here.
I finally made it to Fiddleheads Bakery in Thiensville. I hadn't been here since the bakery portion was opened, other than once to grab a quick cup of coffee to go. Conveniently, you're able to order coffee also while placing your bakery order. Your drink is then prepared while you walk across the room to the coffee bar. Ingeniously, the baked goods lineup features many of the same items as City Market, only done much better. I'm enjoying a Fiddlefuel scone (pictured here), which is a vast improvement on City Market's rightfully renowned but rather hockey puck-like Power Scone.
UPDATE: I brought a loaf of whole wheat bread back to the office with me. It's fantastic! And it, like the scone, were marked half off towards the end of their business day.
The food court at Chicago's Water Tower Place: an entire political party's platform could (and probably should) be based on insights gleaned from a visit here. To learn a lot about our world, pull up a chair and people-watch here for half an hour.