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Pan Hellenic, [Greektown, Chicago]

I think I lost my adventure shoes for a little bit, but don't worry, I found them again.  They took me to Greektown on a multi-cultural adventure with a visitingUtah friend, Michelle for tastes of Gyros and baklava.  We came across this little bakery, Pan Hellenic, with the most delicious little sweets filled with honey and nuts and wonderful people working to pick out their favorites for us.  If you are ever in the area and have a few minutes, or need something sweet after a Greek dinner, go to Pan Hellenic.  It won't disappoint.

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322 S. Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60661

Black Sheep Cafe [Provo, Utah]

Provo, Utah has such a wide variety of food that it blows my mind for such a small place.  There are Korean, Thai, Peruvian, El Salvadorian, and Brazilian places everywhere.  I thought Provo had just about every variety of food when I heard of a group of people opening a Navajo restaurant: Black Sheep Cafe.  My only experience with any Native American food was Navajo Tacos in the cafeteria my freshman year of college on lucky days.  As delicious as those were, that is nothing compared to the delicious real puff tacos straight from their family to yours.  Mother making the bread base while her children braise pork and mix up stews of delicious toppings and sauces.  Sitting down, I had no idea what half the words on the menu were, let alone how to pronounce them.  Luckily, they are kind enough over at Black Sheep to have descriptive menus so by the end of your evening, you are casually dropping words like Nanniskadi at the dinner table.  Swing on by, pick up a soup for lunch or stay for a while and try as many things as you can, it is definitely worth your time.

Black Sheep Cafe 19 N University Avenue Provo, UT 84606

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Self Promotional Work: Communal Restaurant; Provo, Utah

Here is one of the first of the backtrack posts some of you may have already seen on the old blog, but easily could have been missed.  I did some self-promo work for myself over at Communal Restaurant in Provo, Utah before moving.  Eventually this will get turned into a postcard of sorts to mail out to restaurant groups and individual restaurants in Chicago, but in the meantime, here they are, blog format.  Thank you, Communal, for allowing me to come in and hang out with you for a little bit!

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Back Up and Running

It's been a while, I know.  I'm working on that, starting with getting a desk a few days ago and the internet today.  So, it's taken me a little bit to get back in the swing of things, but here I am.  Ready to get going.  I also had a minor issue on my blog, forcing me to redirect my blog to blog.christinearmbruster.com  It should automatically redirect you as well as still be sending posts to Google Reader, but I did loose a lot of direct links to posts as well as few recent posts.  So I'll have to do some repeating, get some of the old posts back on here, so be patient with a few repeats, I'll throw in new stuff with the old to keep it exciting.  In the meantime, enjoy an image of my kitchen.

(image taken in my new kitchen)

Field Trip

Dearest everyone.  Sorry I've been MIA for a little while.  I'm off to embark on a mini-adventure and in order to prepare for that, I needed to disappear for a few days from the blogging world to get ready for this trip.  However, soon I will be back and in action and in a new temporary location.  Supposedly I'll be having a lot of free time, which means blogging time.  But if any of you actually know me, I am sure I will be filling it up with all sorts of things and manage to be busy while on a vacation of sorts.  Really I'm out working, but I'm pretending like I'm on vacation.

 

Image taken in the Paris Charles-Degual airport just now during my layover.

Small Towns Project

I am currently working on finishing up my BFA project so I can finally get that diploma of mine.  For my project, I'll be finishing up a series I begun about two years ago, photographing towns in Utah with populations of about 800 people or less.  Rough scans, but I thought I would show a few of the images I captured over the last few weeks while in Eureka, Utah.  The show will go up mid-February.

 

 

 

 

 

The Garage on Beck: Salt Lake City

The Garage on Beck: Salt Lake City.  Located in north Salt Lake amongst some refineries with a back patio looking out over an industrial district.  Can't really get better than that photographically and atmospherically.  Story behind the place is it used to be a small garage where all the factory workers would go after work to get a beer.  Eventually it turned into a full bar and they got some food and live DJs and bands to play.  If you've never been there, I highly finding your way over.  Definitely worth the trip up to Salt Lake from Utah County.