Hackers and Smackers
(921 ELMHURST RD.)
I enjoy golf. I know, it’s weird. I get all of the arguments against it, but I can’t help myself. Sometimes I like to drive to the southwest corner of the city and hit balls for an hour. Hackers and Smackers is a family-run driving range where idiots like me can swing a metal stick at a little ball and watch it fly this way and that.
GOOD WILL SOCIAL CLUB (625 PORTAGE AVE.)
Our studio has been at 625 Portage for 12 years. Good Will moved into the space a few years ago and I’ve probably spent $5,000 on coffees, beers and tacos since. Get a coffee, work, come down for lunch, work some more, drink a beer on the patio, more work, then back down to watch a show.
CLEMENTINE (123 PRINCESS ST.)
I could eat breakfast for every meal. I also happen to live in the same block as the best breakfast/ brunch spot on Earth. I guess life ain’t so bad. Whenever I travel and go out for breakfast, I’m usually just disappointed that I’m not at Clementine.