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 […]


Main Street Coffee Works

Main Street Coffee Works

White Haven, Pennsylvania

Even if you plan to never visit White Haven, you can still enjoy a Main Street Coffee Works. Have your aunt or husband or sister-in-law make a phone call or visit the world wide web and order this cafe for your town!


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Bourgeois Pig

Chicago, Illinois

The bike ride is quick and effortless from the Wicker Park/UK Village proper. Having been to ‘the pig’ several times, I knew what would be in store: A floor to ceiling selection of loose tea neatly arranged in glass jars, siphons of selective Indonesian provinces. Culture just bottled in wait for the selection. Sky high […]




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