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Thanks for the Fox & Obel rec...and a funny story

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Thanks for the Fox & Obel rec...and a funny story

javaandjazz | Jul 17, 2010 04:14 PM

Just want to say thanks for the Fox and Obel rec. We went there several times throughout our stay in Chicago. Love the brioche breakfast pastry and the cinnamon buns. One funny story...we were buying some picnic food to go out to Ravinia and we picked out some nice cheeses and the cheese lady asked us what meat we were gloing to get to pair with one cheese and she asked if we were getting Iberico ham and my partner loves spanish food so we immediatley beat it over the cold meats and we both received a taste of the iberico ham and my partner asked for a few thin slices and while the clerk was doing the slicing I happen to look in the case at the ham again and see a price of $179.99 lb and looked a few times to make sure I was seeing correctly! I almost choked and motioned to my partner to look at the price and we almost died. We only got about an ounce so that wasn't too bad. I have never seen in all of my life any meats for $180 lb. Now we laugh about it. LOL! Thanks for all your Chicago recs. You are all lucky to live out there, Chicago is a very beautiful city and I hope to go back again someday!

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