Monday, December 17, 2007

Springfield, IL Ice Storm

Photos from the December 2007 Springfield, IL Ice Storm...

The gates were locked at Marine Point on Lake Springfield.
What? They didn't want us spinning doughnuts here?

The lake water level is still really, really low.
We shouldn't even be able to see that lower "beach" area.

Blades of grass glazed in ice.

I saw WAY too many people driving with side and rear windows that looked something like this.
If windows have the visual texture of an orange peel, then the ice truly needs to be scraped off.

Make sure your driver can see out of ALL of the vehicle's windows, and be able to use all of the mirrors.
Otherwise, you're pretty much asking for a tragedy to happen.

More Springfield Photos!

EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois

Panda Express outside White Oaks Mall

Name that restaurant...part 21

CWLP Power Plant Construction Tour

Lake Springfield Improvements

More I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction

Pound Dog Rescue Benefit

Open Dome in Riverton, IL

Humphrey's Pizzeria is now open!

What kind of bird is this? (From Lake Springfield)

Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway

APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies

Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield

Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset

Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos

Another alternative energy car !

Sushi Beautiful Sushi

That electric car at Washington Park

The dog water fountains at Washington Park

The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!

Smoker's lungs

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit

The Pizza Machine

Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs

Gulls Gulls Gulls

Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith

Ryan O'Malley and the Chicago Cubs

Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006

2005 Illinois State Fair photos

Powerlight Fest photos

More Illinois State Fair photos

My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)

More photos from the Decatur Celebration

My trip to Decatur

April 19, 2005 - President Bush visits Springfield

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum celebration

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The Veggie Burger at Memorial's Cafeteria

I'm a fan of the veggie burgers at the Memorial Hospital's cafeteria.
I'm guessing they're Bocaburgers, but I'm not sure.
Any idea which variety they might be?
Are they available anywhere else in town?

The veggie burgers sell for under $2.
The lettuce, tomato and Memorial's famous secret sauce
will add around $1 more to the price.

HINT: put the secret sauce on the tomato.
You have to get it weighed to purchase it
and then put the sandwich together at your table.

You're welcome to click on a photo for a larger view.

BTW, the Miller Street Market
also has fantastic desserts.
Bring cash, since they don't accept credit or debit cards.

SJ-R Article

Trading Post: Hospital food that’s worth trying

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Age-old jokes about hospital food notwithstanding, the Trading Post receives a fair number of requests for recipes served in local hospital cafeterias. It’s not surprising. They serve up a wide array of soups, salads, entrees, breakfast items and desserts. There are three recipes, courtesy of Springfield’s Memorial Medical Center, scaled down to family-sized yields.
Italian Tortellini Soup, Reuben Casserole and MMC Caramel Apple Salad,

Update July 2008: Memorial's cafeteria has been out of Boca burgers.
I heard that the Boca plant was undergoing upgrades and so they haven't been able to get Bocaburgers these days.

Hopefully they'll return soon.
Please post below if you see them again.

A day in the life at the Boca plant.

Veggie burgers: Can you say awesome?

The Chicago Tribune looks for the best veggie burger in Chicago.,0,6862360.photogallery

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BooRito Day at Chipotle Mexican Grill
Noodles and Co near White Oaks Mall
New restaurant at Lake Springfield Marina
Kicks Entertainment
Gateway to India Restaurant Lunch Buffet Photos
Thailand Cuisine
Tea Thyme Tea Room
El Presidente Burritos and Baja Grill
Lake Pointe Grill
Centrum Cafe on Toronto Road
1850s Strawberry Party @ Elijah Iles House
Chatham Corn Festival - part 1
Dinner at Little Saigon
Ned Kelly’s restaurant
Happy Birthday Culver's !
Panda Express outside White Oaks Mall
The Apple Barn in Chatham is now OPEN!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Ginger Asian Bistro
Blueberry waffled eggs, Naked Fruit Drinks, Dr. Oz...
Fried Sushi
Vito’s Italian Pizzera, Chatham, IL
The Heritage House you see it......
Watts Southwind Park Shrimp Boil Party
Golden Corral Restaurant construction photos

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