thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Saturday, January 3


Spent a few hours at a Starbucks on Taylor Street in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood today working on my message for Sunday. Decided to head into the city before traffic got crazy.

Connected w/ a good friend of mine tonight who was in town (Jamey Johnson). Had a great dinner at Emilio's Tapas Bar in Lincoln Park. Great, great food. If you've never had Tapas and you live in the area you need to try it!! For the suburbanite in you, there is also a location in Wheaton. Here's what we had:

PATATAS CON ALIOLI - Emilio's famous potato salad with garlic mayonnaise

TOSTADAS DE MARISCOS - shrimp, scallops and monkfish, served on toasted country bread, with avocado and fresh greens

PAN CON TOMATE, JAMON Y QUESO - tomato bread topped with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese

SOLOMILLO CON PIMIENTOS - grilled beef tenderloin rolled in cracked pepper, with sauteed onions, peppers, caramelized onions and horseradish sauce

...and some other pork dish that was pretty good. Oh yeah, and just so you know, tapas are small servings - sort of a Spanish version of Chinese Dim Sum.

Good stuff...

As always, it was good to catch up w/ my Minnesotan friend, Jamey. This guy is quality - and I mean that (even if he hitchikes in the middle of winter... sorry, inside joke.).

(Awesome to see you Jamey. And I love the new hairstyle!)