Wednesday, January 14, 2004


I stopped by the Potbelly's (coming soon to a location near you) on Southport the other day for some sandwiches and noticed a big health department sign at Ann Sather's cafe. It said that the cafe had been closed down for health code violations.

Now everyone in Chicago is most likely familiar with Ann Sather's and their deliciously decadent cinnamon buns. But the funny thing is, the owner of Ann Sather's, is also the 44th ward alderman, Tom Tunney (who is the first openly gay alderman elected in Chicago. And for those who are interested, Wrigley Field is located in the 44th ward). So the cafe was closed down in his very own ward!

Anyway, it's good to know that alderman aren't getting special treatment, although I can't imagine this happening to Ed Burke.