Posted by: Orlick | June 25, 2009

New Maxwell Street Market – Chicago, IL

New Maxwell Street Market
Categories: Food, Shopping
Neighborhood: University Village
548 W Roosevelt Rd
(between Canal St & Clinton St)
Chicago, IL 60607

Calling it authentic Mexican food demeans it. This is life. You are the immigrant now. Going to the Maxwell Street Market was a turning point in my food adventure career. I used to go on adventures of mass quantities or extreme themes, but this was the first time I really became immersed in a culture.

Aside from food, the inspiration flows generously. There are so many fun finds here as well as essentials. On my last trip, I went in to get some guac and then found a non-working carburetor that would have made an amazing art piece – too bad the man was selling it for the price of a carburetor, not an art piece.

No one does anything on Sunday. Do something.

Links:
Wikipedia Maxwell Street
Documentary on Maxwell Street
Video of the Gorilla Gourmet on Maxwell St
Lots of pictures from nevets on flickr

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: