February 26, 2010

Lovin’ the Soupbox

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Every Tuesday morning, I’m stuck driving into downtown Chicago, attending three back-to-back classes at Loyola University Chicago, hanging around and doing homework for about an hour and then going to a meeting. It’s a long day, to the say the least. Although I usually pack a light lunch to get me through that second class, during my break between classes and my meeting, I always make sure to head down the block to the wonderful little restaurant, the Soupbox.
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July 15, 2009

Boston’s Chowderfest!

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I had the pleasure of visiting Boston over the 4th of July weekend. And aside from being blown away by the Boston Pops/Neil Diamond Fireworks Spectacular show Saturday night, I participated in another Boston Harborfest weekend tradition called: Chowderfest. Famous for their  New England Clam Chowder, Boston hosts this local competition on the Sunday of July 4th weekend every year. This year, eight local chowdermakers brought their best pots of New England Clam Chowder to hand out samples to locals and tourists alike. Why do they do it? To compete for a chance at the Chowderfest Hall of Fame, of course!

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