Saturday, March 31, 2012

BC2012: The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats by Sgt. David J. Haynes & Christopher Garlington

Since my wife is a cop, I pretty much had to buy this. It's a little short, but I enjoyed it and I hope to visit some of these restaurants soon, especially with the coupons in the back of the book. The down-to-earth restaurant reviews are seasoned with recipes and funny police stories. I haven't met Sgt. Haynes, but I imagined the voice of Officer Mike Biggs from Mike & Molly speaking throughout the book.

And because I always find something to complain about... The book is divided into the five "areas" of the city designated by the Chicago Police Department (it's the level above districts, sort of like grouping states into regions). It would have been nice if the area maps included some street names so readers would have a better idea of where the boundaries are.

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