A Literary Lunch

     Last week I visited our daughter, Bryn, in Chicago (The Easter bunny must go where she is needed.)
     I filled her basket with a few new frocks, and food, and museum tickets, a few good meals, and of course, books. Always books.
     But this time, they were read to us. 
     Lady Gregory (Isabella Augusta Persse Gregory, 1852-1932), and her friends W.B.Yeats, Robert Browning, Lord Tennyson, and Henry James invited us to sup with them at their literary salon.
     Yes, it’s not London, and they all happen to be dead, but their Irish prose (and woe) can still be heard whilst enjoying a cup-o-tea (or a Bloody Mary with a lager chaser- as the case may be), surrounded by books, with a roaring fire, in the Irish countryside, with the horses saddled for a trot, and the butler waiting to turn down the bed covers.
     I believe Yeats when he says, “People who lean on logic…end by starving the best part of the mind”, because…

starving, I’m not.

The Library Dining Room
Lady Gregory’s
5260 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Ill

A delicious crock of
French Onion Soup
served with a Hearts of Palm platter.

Lady Gregory’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Lady,
adorns all plates.


  • The Desert Rocks - Yummy. I love the avocado with the onion soup and the dining room is beautiful. I agree with Yeat’s quote on logic and glad you had a nice time.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Feed me French Onion soup anytime, any place, and I will follow you like a puppy, and I feel at home in an Irish Pub. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your daughter Bryn.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - We really did. And I think it’s a fine idea that you follow me- anywhere- anytime. I need the friends.ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - Beautiful! At first I thought it was actually in Ireland…looks like a lovely place.

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Karen! Oh, I wish it had been. Maybe this summer though, The Husband has a business deal he needs to do a bit of checking out on the Emerald Isle. Can you say’ fly fishing’ and ‘Waterford Crystal’? I can.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - I want to move into that Library Dining Room! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Lois! Nice to meet you! I was so surprised by this when we walked in. Very cozy and fun. The food was great too! I’m going to check you out now (you know what I mean). Hang on- I’ll probably follow you or like. I’m all about the luv! Thanks for stopping by!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - I am beyond jealous! Dying! Drooling! Wish I could go! That sounded amazing…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It was so unexpected! Thank God the kids know enough to find really interesting eating establishments when their mother comes to visit! Your turn is coming!ReplyCancel

  • sadderbutwiser - What a wonderful place! When can you take me there? 😉

    I have a daughter named Brynn as well. Isn’t that funny?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - That is cool. I love her name. It was going to be spelled Brinn, but I thought that looked weird, so I changed it to Bryn, and I see that you spell yours Brynn- nice! And I hope to go back up this summer- you can hitch a ride!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Newlin - Now all I want is that French Onion Soup! It looks glorious!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I know- What is it about the look of golden broth covered in gooey cheese? Oh… I guess that’s it.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Chisnall - That’s my idea of heaven. Books, a warm cosy interior, and good comfort food! Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Dee @deeConstructed.com - I didn’t know you were so close! I’d have driven in to the city to meet you! Bummer. Glad you got to see your girl though. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I don’t want to sound like an IDIOT but where are U? I know I should know this, afte all, I crawl around your site evry damn day.ReplyCancel

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