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Old 06-27-05, 12:46 PM   #1
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ooooh chicago

my freind and i caught a ride to chicago early saturday, got home late last night.ive benn to chicago plenty of times but this was the first with my bike. my legs a sore,and i rode more than i have in a long time. why did i smell Chocolate in a pat of town? oh and gun shots on jackson are always fun. just wanted to let all you people who live in chicago how great i think your city is
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Chocolate = Blommer's Chocolate Factory (on Milwaukee/Des Plaines and Kinzie)
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Old 06-27-05, 03:43 PM   #3
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also met freinds at the handlebar great tofu and chips and salsa
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Ahhh, the gunshots...personally I can't sleep without 'em anymore. Gotta love Logan Square.
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I never feel safe in Chicago.
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Chocolate = Blommer's Chocolate Factory (on Milwaukee/Des Plaines and Kinzie)
regarding blommer - some mornings they dump liquid chocolate from a big spigot on the side of the building into the sewer. lots of chocolate. I've only seen it in the winter and it looked like it was steaming.
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sometimes they spill the chocolate, and it forms 1/2 inch puddles on the ground, and you can taste it, and its bitter, but its chocolate, then you can roll in it, and its like willie wonka...
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Really?

Damn, I can't wait!
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blommers is a half mile from my apartment. that's how I take showers in the morning!
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Yes, when I worked at the Merchandise Mart we would drive by there many times a day. Sometimes it smells far from good. Like burnt chocolate. But better than the coffee roasting place over by Clybourn/Daemon it stinks over there of burnt coffee every evening it seems.

The Bloomers store in the factory is cheap too. Great for getting people gifts who like chocolate.
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ok, I killed this thread over a month ago. who ressurected it? I was reading and it all sounded vaguely familiar, until I hit my post.

btw, tea, thanks for putting that image in my head.
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ok, I killed this thread over a month ago. who ressurected it? I was reading and it all sounded vaguely familiar, until I hit my post.

btw, tea, thanks for putting that image in my head.

my pleasure! no.... really!
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I used to go to school across from the bread place on Chicago Ave, Gonella.

Yum!
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isn't that like a fine arts high school?
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isn't that like a fine arts high school?
ever seen "Fame"?
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You went to Chicago Academy for the Arts?
Sorry, man...
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It is now. It used to be Near North Montessori.

They moved to Division St. like 10 years ago.
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Old 08-17-05, 09:18 AM   #19
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man i started this so long ago. i think in a week or so im going back to chicago. i want to ride through Chocolate.
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