Thursday, June 14, 2007
Uncle Doug's birthday
My uncle Doug was the main reason we went to Chicago this past weekend. As a major in the National Guard, Doug has been serving in Afghanistan for the last several months. Joe and I got to celebrate his birthday with him at Giordano's in Evanston on Tuesday. We arrived right at opening time (11:00) and had the entire restuarant to ourselves. We had a deep dish pizza - half spinach and half veggie, with fresh basil from Whole Foods down the street. It was disappointing that Giordano's didn't offer basil as a topping for pizza. But Evanston, home of Northwestern University, is one of those towns that has every kind of edible necessity close at hand or close on foot in this case.