Monday, May 3, 2010
Meet me in Chicago
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Chicago for the pen show was dinner with Theresa Patton last Friday night. Theresa is the owner of TT Patton, a wonderful pen and stationery shop in Barrington, IL. I’m not quite sure we can call it a tradition yet, but we’ve done pretty well in getting together for the past several years while I’m in town. This year, we chose to eat at the Capital Grille, not far from the site of the pen show: the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. Even after a long day at the shop, during which Theresa hosted a writing workshop and author Allegra Huston ("Love Child/A Memoir of Family Lost and Found”) and after my long day of travel, we still managed lots of good conversation, many laughs and an overzealous peppermill-wielding waiter. Next time you’re in Chicago, treat yourself and visit TT Patton. I recommend the lamb at the Capital Grille. Hold the pepper.