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Jim Jacobs / Blog

Special at Italian Kitchen

Pappardelle Bolognese: ribbon noodles tossed w/tomato meat sauce and beef tenderloin morsels was one of many specials to be found at Italian Kitchen:0)

Return of a favorite!

Went to El Ranchito Michiacano in Waukegan last night with Lisa and Andy. They closed down about 4 years ago, much to my distress. They've returned after several other joints didn't make it in the same building. The food was better than ever and the original owners are back! Yea!!!

Dinner at home...

I was actually home tonight and made burgers, tomato salad plus grilled some hot peppers for Andy. Tomorrow, I think I'll make some chili for the games on Sunday;0)

Lunch with Steven

Steven finished finals today. As a senior in HS, this was his last set. He wanted to go to Saluto's in Gurnee to celebrate and because he was "extremely hungry." We had his favorite there, BLT pizza. Crispy bacon atop an excellent butter crust, with melty cheese, then topped with mayo, cold lettuce and tomato. Quite good, but not very healthy;0)

After Date Night gig...

Enjoyed Scallops Matriciana at Italian Kitchen last night after my gig. The scallops grilled and tender. A sauce made from chopped tomatoes, smoked bacon, fresh rosemary, olive oil, parmisan cheese and a touch of red pepper was served over sauted spinach. Mmm...

New Mexican;0)`

Tried a new Mexican restaurant last week. Well new for me. They were celebrating six years in business. Shared an amazing mixed seafood grill and steak quesadillas with Lisa and Steven. Way too much to eat. Finished the leftovers last night:P

Chicken Florentine! Mmm...

Enjoyed a wonderful special at Italian Kitchen last night after a terrific gig. Think about grilled chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese. Place is delicately on top of home-made fettucini with alfredo sauce. That's what I had and I can't rave about it enough:D

Macho Nachos!

Last night we jammed at Riveras. Dan (bass), Peter (guitar), John (drums), Simon (bone) and Steven (trumpet) formed the MYA combo leading the session. Chris Madsen, Director of MYA Jazz, sat in as well as many others old and young alike! Afterwards, we all shared in devouring nachos piled high with beef, veggies and chees plus chicken Quesedillas prepared by Fidel and his sister... Goood Eats!!!

Chicken Strips for Andy.

Andy had chicken strips at Italian Kitchen last night. Freshly made from white meat and served with a tangy bbq sauce. Good choice from the kids menu:D

Sweet Pea's

After Steven's rehearsal last night at MYA we stopped by Sweet Pea's for ice cream. Heaps of Love and Smoreo were enjoyed by both of us. Unfortunately, Sandy wasn't there to keep us entertained;0)

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