Hope you all are doing well, keeping safe and busy and healthy out there in pandemic-land. I hauled 8,000 pounds of rock and dirt over the holiday weekend to landscape my Chicago parkway. My fingers, and everything else, still hurt almost a week later. While I did the landscaping to make my small piece of Chicago earth, beautiful, I really did it so I could consume tens of thousands of calories while only getting moderately more plump. My best expenditure of those calories was on some homemade lobster thermidor, and some house-extruded rigatoni pork bolognese from Bellemore chef Jimmy Papadopoulos. I was so moved by the food, I interviewed chef Jimmy and will be bringing you the fruits of that labor tomorrow.
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