Something for the foodies plus a dive bar recommendation
Is it just me, or do
Cheesy Poofs Cheetos Puffs taste different? The last couple of bags have been . . . meh. It’s hard to pinpoint the difference—maybe the cheese flavor is less sharp? Anyway, I’m not alone. A few commentators on the over-moderated hellhole that is reddit have also noticed. Any readers here care to weigh in? [Your substack audience is waaay too sophisticated to admit to eating Cheesy Poofs.—Ed.] [Prove him wrong ppl!]
That’s a Wrap
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, to this wrap-rant by food writer Lesley Suter. The wrap is neither sandwich nor burrito. It is a refrigerated abomination. As Suter notes, the “burrito butt” at the base becomes “an unchewable rock, a flavorless belly button of starch.”
Sing it, sister.
Field Notes: An Excellent Chicago Dive Bar
Try Rossi’s Liquors at 412 N. State Street. I was taken there years ago by an old high school buddy who lives in Evanston and works shows downtown as a member of the stagehands union. A beer-loving Denver pal mentioned she was in Chicago today so I gave her the coordinates. She approves and sent back these images.