Whistlin' Dixie

If you caught the 100th episode of Check, Please! (a restaurant-review show on Chicago's PBS affiliate), you know what answer President Obama would give if you asked him where to grab a bite in Hyde Park: Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop. Filmed in August 2001 but unaired until last Friday, during the episode the former U of C law lecturer recommended Harper Court's Southern-style restaurant as the place to go for "food that tastes good at a good price," including his favorites: peach cobbler and johnnycakes.

January 23, 2009