My wife wanted to go somewhere with blue water for our anniversary, so of course I booked a flight to the only place I could think of that has blue water, Chicago. Chicago is an iconic city, home of the Magnificent Mile, Oprah’s TV empire, Bozo, and world-renowned vascular surgeon, Dr. Richard Kimble. For those of you not familiar with Dr. Kimble, you obviously did not have TNT, TBS, or USA from about 1996-2009 because he was the main character in the movie The Fugitive, which at almost any time of day could be found playing on one of those channels during that period. The Fugitive is one of those movies that, if I am channel surfing and I land on it, I am hooked for the remainder of the movie. Even though I have seen it no less that 30 times, if I came across it tonight I would watch. So in honor of the Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones masterpiece, let me review some of the highlights of our Chicago trip paired with movie quotes from The Fugitive.
Devastating news arrived this weekend with the surprise announcement that Chief’s Wings and Firewater in Greenville has permanently closed. Congaree Road has become the elephant graveyard for Greenville restaurant classics, but even John Paul could see this coming. No liquor license, no wing restaurant.
We knew we needed an emergency post to address the news but wondered how our readers would react to us posting something so quickly after our last post and breaking a two month silence. Nevertheless we decided to get in front of the Monday morning quarterbacking with some Sunday evening nostalgia.