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February 2011

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Out to lunch with... HarryCarysGhost

February 20, 2011 – Comments (13)

Twas a gloomy Chicago day.  The sky was crying rain in a failing attempt to wash away the corruption from our streets. I and my motley crue of traveling troubadors embarked on our journey.

We entered the depths of Naperville, and suddenly, sharply there it was. Our destination stood out like a beacon of light. We rushed in seeking shelter from the storm.
Spicy Pickle.

Ok, if your with me this far I'll give the review-

Good location, signage stands out from a busy road. The stores surrounding it seemed empty, but this is a new mall so I don't think that the lessors have even moved in yet.

Service was excellent. All questions were answered and it looked like the teenagers working there enjoyed their jobs. Which is a refreshing change from the slack-jawed response I'm used to getting.

The two beer drinkers in the crowd were delighted that beer was offered; I got my BUD he got his SAM.  At this point we went for a table. Looking at the sq.ft. I figured you could pack 50 people in at any given time. And the traffic was heavy. I counted 15 people when I first walked in.

Food was brought out to you on a white platter.  I got the special - half sandwich and a bowl of soup for $5.95. It was called the Cuban. Really tasty. My one complaint is that they gave me a bowl of soup with some bread, but no butter.  Noodles were really good and thick but not enough chicken.

All of a sudden a busload of female volleyballers walks in. Place was packed. (For you pervs out there don't get any ideas, they were underage) So I had to ask the manager, "wow is it always like this?"  He said no, business has been slow, but he gets the volleyball crowd on Sundays. Normal business is $1,000 to $1,500 a day. I should have demanded to see his balance sheet, but that would have been somewhat bold.  At any rate, they had the entire team plus assorted coaches and parents served in an amazingly short time, and they were on their way before we finished.

Oh! And we all got a pickle and it was spicy!!!
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February 06, 2011 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG , GS

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