Would-be soup eaters were met by a flotilla of fire engines, Peoples Gas vehicles, squad cars, and hazmat trucks at Wabansia and Elston this afternoon. Not to mention a lot of very stinky air. A gas main broke at the corner of our street. What was that about the best laid plans . . . ?
Peoples Gas employees assured us that there was no danger to patrons of the Hideout–but it was still a pretty confusing and confounding scene. To those who were thwarted in their attempts to reach the Hideout, a million apologies. And to those who succesfully sweet talked their way past the Chicago Fire Department’s finest, kudos — and thanks!
The inaugural Soup and Bread was still, in our humble opinion, a success. A good time was had by all, and we raised $170 in donations for the Chicago Food Depository.
More to come soon, after we rest our dishpan hands.