Talk:Chicago/Far Southeast Side
I've tried calling this one a few times - usually no answer, but this last time it went to a private residence, so I'm officially giving up on it. (WT-en) Gorilla Jones 17:52, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
- Dew Central Motel Inc, 425 W 79th St, ☏ .
- I need to get pricing for this place, but before I forget:
- South Shore Motel, 8101 S Stony Island Ave, ☏ . One of the cleanest and most brightly painted motels of the area, located right next to the Skyway.
Bah, this is the Far Southeast Side buy listing to end all Far Southeast Side buy listings, but they're currently closed (only have an online presence). Hopefully they'll be back in the near future.
- Dig It!, 11208 S Saint Lawrence Ave, ☏ . A candidate for most eclectic boutique shopping in Chicago, offering anything from exorbitantly expensive 1970s pop art, to various hippie paraphernalia, to assorted Chicago-related curios. A true Pullman landmark.
I'll salvage this one too—someone's bound to open it again, since it would be the only bar in the area.
- Pullman's Pub (Umberto's), 611 E 113th St, ☏ . Su-F 9AM-2AM, Sa 9AM-3AM. A classic south side pub that has been serving the neighborhood since the 1920s. A good place to get some pizza and Old Style. In addition to having a nice small-town feel, this pub also enjoyed a visit by Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive," shortly after visiting one one-armed man in the neighborhood.
- Blue Soul Restaurant, 11142 S Halsted St, ☏ . 8AM-8PM daily. If it wasn't clear, this place serves soul food. The eatery is modest, and does more take-out business than dine-in, but it's nonetheless a fine place to enjoy a meal. The specialty is the chicken and waffles, and you should take that recommendation to heart. $7-12.
Huh, I guess the Salvadoran community left East Side—all three of the pupuserías that I knew of are gone:
- Pupuseria El Excelente, 10429 S Ewing Ave, ☏ . You have to travel far and long in Chicago to reach the city's Salvadoran community, but if you haven't tried pupusas before, it might be worth it. After the demise of Pupuseria El Salvador, Pupuseria El Excelente is the new standard bearer here. $2-6.
"Pullman hell" quotation
I was just involved in a brief dispute on Wikipedia about the "Pullman hell" quotation. Someone had added the "Pullman cemetery" clause but the source I found (The Pullman State Historic Site) did not include it. I see the cemetery part here too, though, so now I'm not sure.
I found a Google Books result  that includes the cemetery clause, but the author does not cite a source. In fact, most of the top Google Books results include the phrase (including one that uses "graves" and deviates from the standard wording for the other clauses as well)—but one would think the State Historic Site would be authoritative. One of them does provide a source, but it's another book, The Bending Cross, that I can't read online (written 1989).
So after all that, it's probably harmless enough either way we quote it, although I'll probably bring this research over to Wikipedia and see what they think about it.
-- (WT-en) LtPowers 22:49, 3 July 2009 (EDT)