Swim Cafe

Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

I told someone the other day that the most boring drive of my life was from Chicago to Kansas City. I’ve done some pretty boring drives: I16 from Macon to I95 (fuck you, Kite, GA!), LA to San Francisco (or thereabouts), any US road with three (3) or more CVSs, I40 through Oklahoma and the […]


Chapterhouse Cafe

Chapterhouse Cafe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thos tricks JhT into walking a couple of miles through an unseasonably hot Philadelphia afternoon still in his heavy trenchcoat and long underwear for a refreshing cup of hot coffee at Chapterhouse Cafe. In delirium and half light, hipster girls in sweatpants are mistaken for angels.


Walnut Bridge Coffee House

Walnut Bridge Coffee House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(DECOMMISSIONED) I was very pleased when I learned that a new coffee shop was being installed right near my residence. Looking back, I’m not sure how I allowed my expectations to be raised so. Located on the left bank of the Schuylkill, along a major east-west artery leading into University City, Walnut Bridge Coffee House […]




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