Keith and Ollie took me for a wonderful morning visit to the West Side Market. This is a beautiful, century old building that still bustles with people and bursts with great food.
This nice lady at K & K Bakery is one example. Their cases are filled with scrumptious-looking pastries.
Keith and I split this Russian tea biscuit. This one was loaded with chocolate chips. The bread is closer to a rugelach in texture, great with coffee.
So we ambled over to City Roast for a great cup of coffee.
Keith also introduced me to his favorite jerky place, whose name I unfortunately can't remember. The jerky is probably the best I've ever had. The texture was perfect, firm but still easy to chew. It was wonderfully meaty and very pure tasting.
The Market is an amazing mix of flavors and cultures. The traditional Eastern Europeans are well represented here, with pork in abundance. A number of stalls offer middle Eastern food. I saw Mexican and Japanese, too.