Café 63 rolls out auto-themed menu for car show
By Joan Hadac
Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge
(708) 496-0265 • [email protected]
Back in the Oct. 6 edition of the Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound, I wrote about the car show hosted by the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Clearing Night Force, set for 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.
Well, it’s just about here. Registration is not required if you want to show off your wheels. Cars being exhibited should be parked at the Hoyne Bank parking lot at 63rd and Narragansett, the New Warsaw restaurant parking lot on 63rd and Mobile, and on the street. Parking spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
The event will also include raffles will be available, with the proceeds going toward the Clearing Night Force, the oldest crime fighting group in this area. Food trucks will be parked on 63rd and Mulligan, and a handful of crafters may be out there, selling their wares.
Here’s what’s new: in connection with the event, Chef Dale and crew at Café 63, 6411 W. 63rd St. (an extremely short walk from where the car show is), are offering some delicious, drive-in type specials during the same hours, 3 to 6 p.m.
For the ridiculously low price of just $2, you can buy a Big-Block Burger, a Sloppy Jalopy Joe, a Red Hot Rod Dog or a Broadway Bob Wisconsin Brat. It’s all that and a bag of chips, as folks used to say. No, really, the price includes a small bag of chips.
Buy a soda for just a dollar more. I’m getting there early, so I can order a Green River with my sandwich! If you have any questions, call Café 63 at (872) 267-5101.
Mark your calendar
- If still have not gotten your COVID-19 vaccination and want one, shots will be given at no charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at CrossRoads Community Church, 5433 S. Austin.
Both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available and administered by staff from the Alivio Medical Center. The J & J vaccine has been approved for children age 12 and up. The J & J is a one-time vaccination. The Pfizer is a two-dose regimen. So if you’re getting the Pfizer shot, you will be given a list of other sites in the city where you may get your second shot.
Walk-ins are welcome; but if you prefer to schedule an appointment, please make it at tinyurl.com/23RDWARDFLU.
Flu shots will also be available at this event, at no charge. Flu shots are recommended for all adults, as well as all children over age 6 months.
This important public health service is brought to us by 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares and the Chicago Department of Public Health. For details, call (773) 582-4444.
- Isabel “Isa” Lopez may be gone, but she is not at all forgotten.
The We Dance With Isa group of family and friends will decorate a Christmas tree in her honor at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Brookfield Zoo (tree number 388, located near the carousel in the North Mall).
Isabel was a Garfield Ridge girl in her freshman year at Queen of Peace High School when she was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in February 2015.
A self-described “dancer for life” who enjoyed Broadway stage productions and danced competitively in local troupes, Isa succumbed to her public, inspiring fight against cancer in 2017.
If you want to help decorate Isa’s Christmas tree, make an ornament of your departed loved one(s) to be hung on the tree. Full details are at the We Dance With Isa Facebook page, including instructions on purchasing discounted tickets for those decorating the tree.
- Finally, our friends at the Fasano Pie Company have announced they will be in Garfield Ridge—specifically, at Mayfield Banquets, 6072 S. Archer, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 to deliver freshly baked pies to those who preorder in time for Thanksgiving.
Apple, dutch apple, cherry, blueberry, pumpkin, pecan, coconut cream, chocolate cream, banana cream, strawberry banana cream, lemon cream, lemon meringue and key lime are available.
These are high-end, top-quality pies—and they’re priced to reflect that. But they are made with recipes unchanged since the 1950s—back when the Fasano bakery at 65th and Melvina was literally working 24 hours a day. They are delicious. There is a deadline for ordering, so head over to piesbyfasano.com and get yours.
See you next week.
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