Photos By John Hoff
"How much did you pay for these?" I asked.
"Too much," she answered.
"Seriously," I pressed. "HOW MUCH?"
She answered $50 for four bags. Is there any crazy thing we won't do to support our neighborhood and push forward its rapid revitalization?
I should add that Victory 44 restaurant has calamari that tastes like it was made by squid-loving angels, plus at least one VERY HOT WAITRESS who was willing to pose for a photo with Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes just because...well, why not? He is the Hawthorne Hawkman, after all, and X-men mutants need love, too. (See prior post about Jeff's long, slow physical recovery after taking on some evil phone book dumpers)
I asked the waitress if any "Victory 44" shirts were for sale and she said, well, there had been some talk, recently, about selling some of the shirts to customers. I said if the bar shirts said something about the "NoMi" neighborhood, well, then I'd buy one for sure.
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