Jim and I spent the day at a premium and incentive show at the Rosemont O’Hare Exposition Center with broker (and good friend) Pete Ekstrom. Dave Pearson joined us, then the four of us drove into Chicago.
Pete took us down to Taylor Street, in the heart of Little Italy. We ate at the Rosebud. It cost Pete $80 for the four of us. We started with fresh-made bread that was good enough to be a meal by itself. The salad, with the house dressing, was also excellent. Next came a side order of pizza bread that was awesome. I ordered spaghetti because I wanted to find out what authentic Italian spaghetti tasted like, but our waitress, an authentic Italian woman, talked me into getting the rigatoni instead. I’m glad I did. It was perfect — tasty but not too spicy. The serving filled a two-gallon bowl to the brim, and I managed to eat about half of it. I had the rest put in a doggie bag to take home to Sally, but I forgot it on the table.
From the Rosebud, we dashed to Comiskey Park for the White Sox/Orioles game. We missed the first three batters, but they didn’t do anything exciting. It was a well-played game, and Fisk’s home run in the eighth was a thriller. I had a great time, even though I was very full. The White Sox won 3-2.