Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Biking to Bridgeport

This weekend John and I started training for an upcoming bike trip through coastal Maine. In Saturday's soaking drizzle, we trekked about 9 miles in each direction to what's considered by some to be our neighborhood's mirror image to the south: Bridgeport. This is where the Daleys grew up, and as a result, it's seen some significant reinvestment in recent years, most notably the renovation, then subsequent renovation, of what is now US Cellular Field (no, nothing is sacred--especially not America's pasttime).

Other Bridgeport draws are the Mies van der Rohe-designed campus of IIT, a heaping plate of lamb with cumin at Ed's Potsticker House, and the ironically (though perhaps not intentionally) dubbed Healthy Food Lithuanian, pictured below, where I had exceptional homemade Lithuanian sausage with generous sides of sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. These dishes, as well as John's zaftig potato pancakes, were cheerfully delivered by our vegan Lithuanian waitress.


leslie said...

happy food = healthy food

Diana Sudyka said...

it's so great you guys are doing this. biking in maine, that is. well, eating *healthy* lithuanian food is good too.