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Dinner with Steven!

Steven needed my car for work delivering ribs and chicken for Gus at The Pit last night.. He dropped me off for my Italian Kitchen gig and picked me up after we both finished. We then ate some great Italian food;o) We split Octopus Basilico and Penne al Matriciana. Mmmm...

Great night in Waukegan!

Had some fun with Jazz Wave tonight. Nick Drozdof was leading the trumpets in some Maynard tunes! It's always a treat when he sits in;0) To top off the evening, Greentown Tavern supplied their amazing mango salsa and chips. This stuff isn't on the menu, but it's oh, so good!!!

New at Riveras!

Went to Riveras with posters for the upcoming student performance I'm setting up for this Wednesday 6/29/11 from 6-8 PM. Grayslake High School jazz combo Lydian Concept will be featured. If you bring your horn, I bet you could sit in... While there, I enjoyed a tasty cup of black bean soup with a dollup of sour cream and tortilla crumbles on top8)

Family Feast!

On Father's Day I took my Dad to Italian Kitchen for a family feast. The six of us split shrimp pizza, eggplant parmegian, lobster and crad rissoto, and an amazing seafood linguini with garlic/wine sauce.

Lots to eat at gigs!

I've missed a few nights. I had Aroncini at Italian Kitchen. I'd never had one of these stuffed meatballs before. It was like a giant cheese curd with rice and seasoned ground beef. My son Steven stopped by after his new job and ate half. Minestrone soup chock full of veggies was also on the table;0)

Philly G's

Enjoyed a large helping of Gnocci with Vodka Cream Sauce from Philly G's last Wednesday night after a terrific night of jazz. Wonderful comments were very welcome;0)


Last Thursday, we had a traditional pizza dinner with pepperoni at Italian Kitchen. Quite yummy! Also had minestroni soup. Mm,mm, good...

Spicy Octopus!

Yup, I had Octopus Arrabiatta last night at Italian Kitchen. Lisa actually ordered it. I had what was left after the gig. Quite tasty with green peppers and olives. Not a combination I would get for myself. Andy had Lobster and Crab Risotto. Creamy and rich. Steve had the Chicken Pesto again...

Philly G's special!

Had Ravioli Florentine with Vodka Cream Sauce after the gig Wednesday night. Nice combo of rocatta and spinach in my favorite Philly G's sauce...

Eats and Treats at Jazz Wave.

Great gig tonight. Big Ed's in North Chicago brought over some mac n cheese, but it was gone by the end of the gig. I did have some wonderful peach cobbler. Sweet with a touch of cinnamon. Mmmmmm...