As the concrete settles in at the corner of Wacouta and 4th, guess what else is starting to settle in?
Last Sunday night we skipped the Oscars (CONGRATS TO MOONLIGHT THOUGH)! Instead – we walked the streets of Lowertown looking for dinner…or “supper” as it was once called. Just a small bit of unnecessary information on the distinction between dinner and supper taken from Wikipedia: “SUPPER may refer to, on largely class-based distinctions, either a late-evening … More Guide to Sunday/Monday Dinner (or “Supper”) in Lowertown
Who signed off on this? (Oaks Properties LLC did). The blocked sidewalks on 4th Street and Wacouta have been a pain since November, as described in a previous post here. But this week things have gotten really out of hand. Not only are the sidewalks unwalkable, there are also unsightly and hazardous clusters of signage, construction … More Sidewalk Clusterf*ck on Wacouta
Here’s a little bit of midweek irony: You know Coca Cola? The mega corporate soft drink company that plays a huge role in the global diabetes/national obesity epidemic (speculative) ? Well – they painted an advertisement on the side of 262 Studios (4th Street East between Wacouta St. and Wall St.) some time back and … More The Historic Coca Cola Ad on 262 4th Street East Will Disappear on Feb. 1, 2018
This weekend Team Lowlife set out for a fun Sunday dinner within walking distance of Union Depot. Our first few choices (Tanpopo, Handsome Hog, Babani’s) were closed. But luckily and unsurprisingly, Black Dog Cafe was open. Once upon a time, Black Dog served tasty but indistinct breakfast plates, sandwiches, pizzas and pastries. The food was … More Review: A Vegetarian Dinner at Black Dog
The sidewalks surrounding the development on 4th and Wacouta have been closed since November 9th, 2016. This closure has been a major inconvenience and safety hazard. The merging of car and foot traffic to a single narrow lane endangers pedestrians and drivers alike – especially given the fact that two exposed Lightrail lanes run down the center of … More THE PERILS OF BEING A PEDESTRIAN IN LOWERTOWN (READ THIS WHILE LISTENING TO THE ISLEY BROTHERS’ FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK)
Did you know you can buy a box of hot fried cheese curds for $4 in the skyway? We discovered these inside the First Trust Center (5th and Jackson) at a snacks and gifts shop. And if cheese isn’t your thing, they also serve corn dogs, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and fries. My official rating: Flavor: 8/10 … More Skyway Cheese Curds